My wife and I each have paid Social Security taxes for a combined 76 years or more than a reasonable life expectancy for an average human. We did this because we were told that if something happened that rendered us unable to work, that "Security" would be paid back to us in the form of an annuity to insure we could pay our own way. It wasn't going to be a gift from God/Government, but a retirement/health insurance to see that we did not become a public burden. My wife broke her neck on a job in Honduras several years ago and the damage never really healed. Eventually, she had to have vertebrae fused an held with steel pins. She now also has COPD and cannot exert herself doing normal activities without blacking out from asphyxiation. She got so bad that she could no longer work nearly two year ago and applied for Social Security Disability, something she should be entitled to without question. They denied her because I make too much money, in spite the the loss of her income has placed a tremendous financial burden on us. She has continued to fight to recieve her Social Security payments for nearly two years now and they are still sending her to doctors to determine her elgibility even though every doctor she has gone too has stated categorically that she is unable to work and will never again be able to work. I continue to pay Social Security taxes each and every week, the Government has taken that money and spent on other fiscal projects and has some type of Ponzi Scheme to continue the system that they can't even really define. Why do we continue this foolishness? What is the point? Now they want to allow hispanics to be eligible for benefits but those of us that pay for it can't receive them?