It's been remarked that before President Franklin Roosevelt signed Social Security into law in 1935, about half the elderly U.S. citizens lived in poverty. Less than four-score years later, it's less than 10 percent.
Attempts to tamper with Social Security should be met with skepticism. The program has assured millions of U.S. Citizens a degree of dignity, including staunchly independent wooden-spoon conservatives.
Conceivably, "Obamacare" may soon be as broadly accepted as Medicare is now.