“LOL! How much can the taxpayers pay?
Do you also ask that about foreign aid? And our nation-building wars? Or just when it comes to spending money on American citizens?
Reverse the question and address it to yourself.
Can we afford any of it?
Money doesn’t grow on trees
It grows from an increase of wealth. Have our SS contributions been used to increase wealth?
If so, we have plenty profit from SS payments to pay good benefits.
You can find a difference in our conclusions, but not our views LOL!