Let’s say you have a pool of money and you plan to retire tomorrow. You will draw from that pool of funds and the funds will earn interest while you do so.
During the first few years the fund earns more than you need to withdraw, but as time goes by and expenses rise and you withdraw more, the fund is depleted, as a matter of fact, it’s all gone by 2035 and with no money going into the fund, you are in deep trouble.
That is how you should feel about Social Security and why you should be incensed that Congress has ignored the problem for decades and that fixing the problem is still so low on the agenda.
The only difference between the example and Social Security is that incoming payroll taxes will allow Social Security to continue to pay reduced benefits. I hope that gives you a warm and fuzzy feeling, especially if you rely on SS for most of your income.