Am I the only one on the planet who still didn't know what FICA was? I work in human resources for christ's sake, and I never knew that FICA is Social Security. I always assumed that Social Security came out as part of the whole big tax deduction. I'm paying for old people to eat cheese! I'm emailing my dad, he's on Social Security. He's going to pay me back for all my FICA payments. It isn't like I'm going to benefit from all that cash when I'm his age.