Social Security holds $2.7 trillion of government securities, sold to them in good faith that the money would be available to pay Social Security benefits. Is the federal government going to default on these securities? Do members of Congress think that us old, little people are so stupid that we don't realize we are being taken? "Shared sacrifice" is a LIE. I still see CEOs making outrageous salaries and bonuses, and they are the ones, with their opaque "derivatives" which brought the economy to the brink of disaster. I still see corporations and the wealthy spending obscene amounts of money lobbying to undermine democracy in the USA, turning the USA into a plutocracy.