"If that $2 trillion was not there, THEN your quote from Jacob would be true. "
It's not there. Point to it.
That money taken from workers as payroll taxes over & above SS payouts was SPENT, thrown down the same ratholes as all the rest It's GONE. The so-called "trust fund" is just a stack of IOU's that can only be redeemed by taxing someone else AGAIN.
The only thing SS has been "successful" at is making retirees dependent on the government, confiscating even more $$$ for the elite to blow, & running up a hopeless liability.
The left-wing statist kleptocratic ideology boils down to the ruling class confiscating everything produced, then deciding who gets what.