Social Security as originally envisioned is not a Ponzi scheme. People who are disabled, have little or no money and the other peripheral programs belong in Health and Human Services not in SS. I did not resent paying into the system all my working life to provide some support to the previous generation. SS would work fine and never go broke except politicians are very adept at spending money that isn't theirs. By dumping all manner of welfare programs into SS for people who never paid in one cent is larceny. Of course by so doing, they can't be accused of deficit spending. That's not clever, that's stealing. My congressman (Paul Ryan), when asked ab out these issues never answers. He knows I'm right and the Congress is wrong.