Re: aw, what will we do now?
For our blimey friends that may not know, Social Security is not an entitlement, it's a government enforced retirement plan. From your first until your last paycheck, the US Gov takes out money and puts it in your Social Security balance. Therefore, SS can't be dismantled because it's not goverment money, it's citizens money. That single statement made by this guy lets me know he has no clue what's going on and is just following the mass media's negative campaign against the new POTUS.
If you you think you're educating those hailing from Blighty I have a surprise for you: they're WAY ahead of you in experience. During the Blair years, one Gordon Brown (yes, he of "let's sell off all the gold we have at the worst possible moment", presumably so his mates could snap it up at bargain prices) came up with the brilliant idea of also taxing those very funds that were being built to take care of the future of all those people forced to pay into these large pots of money. Because, you know, it was money, and the future of people wasn't really their priority.
Put another way, as he was in charge of channelling as much tax money as he could manage to Tony & friends he decided to raid that money too, he just called it "tax".
The same will happen to you guys now, because you voted in the same sort of hyenas who promise much, deliver nothing and use the occasion to fill their pockets until they come apart at the seams. Yes, you will probably vote for these idiots again because they keep promising. Blair managed this twice, so be glad you have a legal limit of "one more time", unless they change that too. They'll get away with it too: if you see with what little effort Blair & cronies got away with what they did I have no doubt that the US equivalent will have no consequences either. Well, that is for Agent Orange and friends. The consequences for the man in the street may be very dire indeed - but they don't matter. They never do.
Enjoy your country while you can - 2017 may not be fun.