I am not on RETIREMENT Social Security. If you think there is only one type of Social Security and its Retirement, It is a good evidence you are truly misinformed are poorly verse in your news education. Your lack of knowledge for things far and beyond your nose explains a lot why you support Bush! Anyways, I am on SOCIAL SECURITY INCOME or know as SSI. Look under Disability and SSI on their website: http://www.ssa.gov/ I am in their Ticket to Work Program that Bill Clinton has created!
I understand exactly what you're talking about. But, the truth is that if it wasn't for people who pay their FICA tax money into the Social Security Administration, you wouldn't have any money to draw. You would either have to force yourself to work in spite of all of your "disabilities" or you would be on some other type of government handout.
You can brag about the origin of your check being SSI if that makes you feel better about yourself, but you can't change the fact that it is a HANDOUT courtesy of those of us that work for our living. And apparently we work for your's, too!