We should not teach our children to plan for a social security check. I don’t care how long they work or how much they make in their lifetime— they know that Social Security and Medicare is taken from their paycheck but it is not something they are entitled to when they reach a certain age (thank goodness to Obama for paving the way to universal healthcare- which I think everyone should be entitled to). We should teach our children that social security is for those in need and not an inheritance or piggy bank for those who contributed. Their goal should be not to need social security—but to learn as much as possible, work hard and plan for their own financial security. I feel however, should they or anyone ever need it—it should be there. I am not upset that President Obama is cutting social security or anything else…he can cut, because the system needs to be reformed and the people hired him to make changes.