"The Time article also said that the federal government would borrow the money accumulated from the Social Security “reserve” to finance deficit spending and ultimately the public would have to pay the bill:"
Point is SS would be solvent if Congress had left it out of the General Fund.. All the BS above is just that BS. SS has been bled dry to support the Darker Minority and the Pale Trash too indolent to work for a better life. Social Security is NOT an Entitlement it is paid for by those who worked. Welfare is a totally different beast that is devouring our nation. Replace the funds that Washington has stolen from Social Security and let the States provide Welfare.