As American employees in most (not all) industries we do or have paid into the Social Security System. We pay/paid a portion of our salaries and our employers paid a portion. Recently Social Security has been referred to as a “benefit”. This implies that our payments are being given to us and not that we worked for these payments. Discuss your opinion of this and other ways the elderly or often considered “free-loading” individuals when most have worked hard to achieve “the American Dream”.