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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_Security_Trust_Fund

The Federal Old-Age and Survivors Insurance Trust Fund and Federal Disability Insurance Trust Fund are trust funds that provide for payment of Social Security ( Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance; OASDI) benefits administered by the United States Social Security Administration. The Social Security Administration ...

www.ssa.gov/oact/progdata/fundFAQ.html

Frequently Asked Questions about the Social Security Trust Funds. What are the Social Security Trust ... What interest rate do the trust funds' assets earn? The rate of interest on special ... Why do some people describe the "special issue" securities held by the trust funds as worthless IOUs? What is SSA's reaction to this ...

www.ssa.gov/news/press/factsheets/WhatAreTheTrust.htm

The Social Security trust funds are financial accounts in the U.S. Treasury. There are two separate Social Security trust funds, the Old-Age and Survivors Insurance (OASI) Trust Fund pays retirement and survivors benefits, and the Disability Insurance (DI) Trust Fund pays disability benefits. Social Security taxes and other  ...

www.heritage.org/social-security/report/misleading-the-public-how-the-social-security-trust-fund-really-works

As political leaders debate how best to fix Social Security, many policymakers are focusing on the wrong issue. Their sole concern seems to be the date when the Social Security retirement and survivors trust fund will run out of its paper assets. This mistaken emphasis misses the fundamental point about Social Security's ...

www.cbpp.org/research/social-security/policy-basics-understanding-the-social-security-trust-funds

Sep 21, 2017 ... Few budgetary concepts generate as much unintended confusion and deliberate misinformation as the Social Security trust funds. Despite being described by some as “funny money,” or “IOUs,” the Social Security trust funds are invested in Treasury securities that are just as sound as the U.S. government ...

www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2012/12/social-security-trust-fund-is-real

Dec 14, 2012 ... Does Social Security contribute to the deficit? Is the Social Security trust fund a fiction? I've taken a crack at explaining both of these things before, but I've never really succeeded. The truth is that it's complicated. So today I'm going to try again. I figure I'm bound to hit on a formulation that makes sense ...

fee.org/articles/the-myth-of-the-social-security-trust-fund

Mar 1, 2000 ... The Coalition had “exposed the truth about the looting of the Social Security Trust Fund.” But when the Coalition's founder died, “our enemies saw an opportunity . . . . [T]he Washington Insiders stole another $1.2 billion from the Social Security Trust Fund.” After railing for four pages about these nefarious ...

money.cnn.com/2017/07/13/news/economy/social-security-trust-fund-projection/index.html

Jul 13, 2017 ... If Congress doesn't act soon, tens of millions of Americans won't be able to fully rely on government benefits when they retire in the future.

www.forbes.com/sites/merrillmatthews/2011/07/13/what-happened-to-the-2-6-trillion-social-security-trust-fund

Jul 13, 2011 ... Either the Social Security Trust Fund has real assets to pay benefits or it doesn't; President Obama's recent warnings make it clear it doesn't.