The lying den of thieves in Washington are the biggest problem with S.S. It was Lynden Johnson who first raided the Trust Fund by routing the S.S. revenues into the general budget funds (some say to hide the cost of the Vietnam War). The government has been spending the S.S. Trust Fund ever since. The Trust Fund however is supposedly solvent for another 20 to 25 years. Unfortunately, that solvency rests on the government's IOUs. Much of the clammor for S.S. reform I fear is from congressmen and bureaucrats who are really just opposed to the government honoring those bonds held by the Trust Fund.