Why take more away from the people who paid into it? If the money paid into it had been invested and allowed to grow at the prevailing market rates, instead of being plundered and squandered, there would be enough. This is the single largest CRIME in this country. Only instead of indicting the criminals, they just quietly take more away from those who invested in it.
"...instead of being plundered and squandered, there would be enough. ..."
You just pulled back the curtain from the elephant standing in the room. Nobody wants to talk about the generational theft that the congress and courts are engaged in.
If the board of a private company had raided the workers' pension fund, the thieves in congress would be circling the capital and howling like apes. And the left wing media would be flapping their arms calling for heads to be chopped off.
There are still ways out of this mess, but I'm not looking for a knight on a white horse to save us.
Every person will need to find a way to park some portion of his wealth out of reach of the criminals in Washington. I fully expect that these thieves will be trying to raid visible investments next.
Someone elected the fine politicians who stole all of the money out of that program to buy votes. Since X'ers weren't old enough to vote for "the great society" politicians...
You nailed it sister.