The "Social Security trust fund" is bullshit. The government is
required by law to invest the money in Treasury bonds. In other words,
the government loans Social Security income to itself and spends it.
There ain't nothing in the trust fund but a little note reading "I.O.U.
$30 trillion - the Feds".
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