Social Security’s Trust Fund & Solvency - The Hill
With all of the political rhetoric flying around Social Security these days – accusations, denials, suggestions, counter-proposals, etc. – the true picture of Social Security’s looming financial issues can get cloudy. The simple facts are that Social Security now pays out more than it takes in, and the reserves in the Trust Fund are used to avoid cuts and pay full benefits monthly. So how does money flow into and out of the Trust Funds, and do the reserves earn interest? Where does the money come from when Trust Fund reserves are redeemed? And what will happen if the reserves are depleted? All of these questions are addressed in this opinion piece by Merrill Matthews appearing at The Hill. Click here to read more.