This is not a political statement but rather should be a consideration for traveling retirees.
When you consider SS benefits consider this. On your Social Security Statement there is an Asterisk* statement.
"*The law governing benefit amounts may change because, by 2033, the payroll taxes collected will be enough to pay only about 77 percent of scheduled benefits."
Social Security is not a savings plan, but rather spend as you go. With fewer workers, more people just not working, more retired people, more people receiving 'other' benefits', SS tax collections are decreasing.
Read more at: Social Security Bankruptcy -- The Government Knows It's Coming | National Review Online