Watchful 5pts While the the POTUS' so-called 'grand bargain' is not yet 'official', it's all but a done deal. It's just a matter of time at this point. Rest assured, as soon as the midterm elections r over with it'll be right back 'on the table'. So all those SS recipients had better expect to receive some type of cuts to their benefits in the not too distant future. Trust me, both major political parties desire those cuts and have been targeting the SS trust fund for years now.