You ever see the movie "Dumb and Dumber?" You know the scene at the end when the kidnapper finally gets his hands on the briefcase with the million dollar ransom in it, but when he opens it, it's full of scraps of paper with notes like "IOU $250,000 for a Lamborghini. Signed Harold and Lloyd." That's the Social Security trust fund. Only instead of Lamborghinis, we've bought welfare, wars, cowboy poetry festivals and other stuff with the money. And the IOUs are signed by all the politicians we elected since Social Security was first instituted. Most of them are dead and none of them are good for the money.