I'm NOT an "Economist" but I was/am smart enough to know that when expenses surpass income, the ENTITY involved (be it a Person (U/ME oR the USA)has a serious problem that must be dealt with! It PROBABLY is a good idea to take a HARD look at "entitlements" but before ONE DOLLAR is withheld from SS, MilitaryRetirement(s) ,Legitimately earned "Pensions, etc,it seems to me that ALL Disability SSI, Welfare (of more than one year duration) and other forms of "Self-Entitled" payments MUST BE LOOKED AT! There truly is NO FREE LUNCH, at least not of three/four generation durability! I'm a RACIST, right? NO, i'M A realist!