Actually the amount raided from SS by LBJ and congress was not all that much ( a few billion ). They did do it though and the current pols still "steal" it to buy votes. I've received SS payments for 9 years and have gotten nearly 4 times what I paid in and I paid in the max the last several years I worked. I won the ponzi scheme lottery. My grandchildren paying in now will lose the lottery. It is an entitlement for me and my age group!