If you’re assuming that the federal government can just make-do when the Trust Fund is emptied out, you might need to reconsider.
Could Trump’s “payroll tax loan” spur a re-think of our FICA tax system? I’d be in favor of that.
Let’s think about Social Security reform, of course. But using the Trust Fund Depletion Date as our marker isn’t doing us any good.
How concerned are you about the impending trust fund depletion?
The Social Security Trust Fund is real — but, yeah, it depends on what the word “real” means.
What do you think?