For thirty-years the Social Security Trustees, both Republicans and Democrat have been warning of the coming problems with the Social Security Trust funding and deficit and for those thirty-years both Republicans and Democrats have effectively ignored the warnings and even worse, have actively mislead the American people.
During those thirty years the American people have chosen to accept the political rhetoric with little or no initiative to learn the facts and demand change electing instead to ignore the problem or pass it along to another generation as long as they get what (they believe) they paid for.
In 2017 nothing seems to have changed. The ignorance, denial, misleading rhetoric and inaction continue unabated.
1985 Trustees Annual Report
1995 Trustees Annual Report
2005 Trustees Annual Report
2015 Trustees Annual Report