Social Security's problems are modest anyway compared to Medicare, and tinkering with the cap should fix a good portion of it.
Here are five masterpieces of fiction that also worked as films, with varying degrees of tinkering by the filmmakers.
Among the series currently in production, tinkering with the kids-and-fame formula is still the order of the day.
That is why tinkering with Social Security has become “the third rail of American politics.”
There is no improvising, no tinkering with the script and very little room for actors to suggest improvements.
Bernice saw that Warren's eyes had left a ukulele he had been tinkering with and were fixed on her questioningly.
“No; luckily I put them in the wagon when I was tinkering with it,” said Scott.
Banasel was engaged in his usual pastime of tinkering with the equipment.
Some one had given him a file and he had been tinkering at his irons for days.
I drew the palace of the gipsy queen—a wretched thatched hovel with a mud floor, but royalty was absent on a tinkering expedition.
"mender of kettles, pots, pans, etc.," mid-13c. (as a surname), of uncertain origin. Some connect the word with the sound made by light hammering on metal. The verb meaning "to keep busy in a useless way" is first found 1650s. Tinker's damn "something slight and worthless" is from 1824, probably simply preserving tinkers' reputation for free and casual use of profanity; more elaborate derivations exist, but seem to be just-so stories without evidence.