Silvertip NAILED IT.
There WILL BE some sort of "needs test" applied to Social Security very soon.
If you're one of those people Silvertip mentioned who lived frugally, saved money, made smart investments and yea...got a little lucky now and then, you arrive at retirement with a decent "nest egg" to AUGMENT your EARNED SS benefit, you stand an excellent chance of being told "you don't NEED that monthly check".
Your neighbor...the guy who made the same amount of money that you did...but kept himself up with the Joneses...buying a new car every couple years, a boat, vacationing all over the country, etc, etc. THAT guy arrives at retirement with not much to show for himself so poor old Bubba NEEDS his full monthly benefit. Problem is...there ain't enough for both of you, so guess who will lose..???
It's already started folks. There's a quiet effort to disgrace the "millionaires and billionaires" who have the AUDACITY to accept the SS benefit THEY EARNED. The benefit they WERE PROMISED when the Federal government STOLE their earnings over their entire working life with the promise that IF they live long enough...they would get some of it back. No "needs test" was ever mentioned in that deal but if we ever turn our country over to one of these looney-azz wackadoodle Democrat's there will be and a lot of us will be feeling pretty foolish that we didn't just go ahead and live it up and let our neighbors worry about how to take care of us.