I’ve observed it before, but it deserves repeating. Social Security is NOT the cause of any present or future Federal government deficits. Social Security is NOT financially troubled. Social Security IS financially sound. To the extent the Federal government has a deficit problem (which in reality is much less than people think, but that’s another topic), it is not due to Social Security. Mark Thoma says it clearly:
Though there seems to be a concerted effort to get people to believe otherwise, Social Security has very little to do with our long-run budget problem.