It is amazing how raising the retirement age is the "big" answer to debt. People get worn out, those who are on their feet all day, those in high stress jobs and those who physically labor can barely make it to the latest rise in that age. Those who in good faith paid into SS and Medicare did not give permission to use our funds for other than their legal intent. We are their creditors and the fed needs to fulfill their obligation and find cuts elsewhere. We fund trillions in foreign spending, on green projects, bailouts and welfare programs for the able bodied.
We need not have the rug pulled out from under us, many of us have lost our savings and lost our jobs due to government Ineptitude.