"....That's quite different from Social Security and Medicare, which have only the sketchiest of assets to back up enormous promises ...... And even the trivial reserves accumulated in recent decades are used by politicians to fund their spending...." SP What would be the effect to the program if there had been a "Lock Box" as Al Gore urged? Money invested safely and accruing interest, no less.Or, for that matter, even if we started today with the lock box approach.Why do the political wizards feel the SS funds are available for the taking...just because it's there in the General Fund?What am I missing here?sa
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