Social Security is NOT a retirement plan. You do not deserve Social Security because you have paid into it your entire working life. You were never paying for yourself.
I say this as someone who doubts that Social Security will be in existence by the time I retire. But I don’t balk at paying it. Social Security is there to care for the previous generations of workers- for my grandparents, and soon enough, my parents.
That’s what Social Security is. Its today’s workers taking care of yesterday’s, making sure they have a roof over their heads, heat, food, and healthcare.