The only reason people were worried was because for years the Republicans have been raiding the trust fund to pay for their programs
Someone explain this to me. Is this the rest of the federal government essentially borrowing from the SS trust fund? If so, then they are supposed to get interest on that money. Unless we decide not to pay it back (essentially default on US treasuries) I don't see how this is a raid.
And I certainly don't see how this is a Republican deal.
If the fund wasn't invested in treasuries, what other investments would it be in? Corporate bonds? The stock market?
There was an opinion piece in the Advocate today that was essentially saying the same thing and it struck me as odd then as well. At least the dems have gotten together on their talking points.