The wealthy have always wanted to destroy Social Security as it gives too much power to the poor American "slaves"
There has always been a surplus in the Social Security fund. Social Security could never go broke.
BUT, the US government borrows from Social Security in order to balance their budget. This is how Bill Clinton claimed a balanced budget during his administration.
The problem is, THEY DON'T PAY THE MONEY BACK.
That's why there is no money there. The last time George Bush tried to privatize Social Security (turn it over to the WALL STREET CASINOS) he showed a piece of paper marked IOU and said that's where your Social Security money is.
The Social Security account should be separate from the operating budget as should all pension plans in companies.
So, when the government or a company goes bankrupt, the Social Security money or pension money is still there.
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