Mr. Barone, workers do not pay for retirement and medical care for the elderly through medicare or Social Security. They pay, we all did, but it is not going for most elderly. Maybe some friends of Hillary or Nancy are getting benefitting from medicare but most elderly are not. Many people who defraud the program benefit, such as Castro as it turns out. Maybe medicare has been used as foreign aid to commies under the table. Well, it has but maybe intentionally. Social Security and Medicare have been morphed into welfare programs. Remember the Italian who got his $250 SS extra check before any of us and he had never worked here and had never lived here. His daughter asked why SSA was sending him $250 and sent it back, I think. Fraud.