Baloney. Most seniors I know who are on food stamps don't take cruises. There are some seniors who have been hugely successful in their retirement planning, and if they have, why shouldn't they take cruises? And you can damn well bet that most seniors in that situation have not applied for food stamps. For whatever dreck there is in the program, there are a lot of us who do depend on it to make ends (barely) meet, and keep in mind that there are a LOT of us who don't arrpeciate people who advocate messing with Social Security, either.