We are not obligated to pay you Social Security or Medicare. You will see when you get there. It is not a debt like money borrowed from China is. Congress borrowed every dime of SS and Fica that was not paid out in every year since the beginning and they do not have to pay it back. Although, at the moment, the lock box is being emptied whether they like it or not. Maybe when it is empty empty, we can set SS on a pay as you go including all surplus. We would not be in this mess if Congress had not wasted Social Security funds on everything they wanted to.