Which led me to this 2005 story in USA Today,
I understand that the government faces a difficult situation:
How do you 'bank' or otherwise invest the excess income (which is really just a loan) from Social Security? 'Investing' in the government's own bonds, however, seems misleading -- if not illegal or even treasonous!
I wish there were a way of forcing the federal government to:
- Stop buying Treasury bonds
- Remove the SS overpayments from the federal budget, i.e., so they weren't being used to paper-over deficit spending