Comment: Wrong. Up to December, 2011

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Wrong. Up to December, 2011

Wrong. Up to December, 2011 the assets held in the social security trust fund was $2.6 trillion, all of it in treasury bonds. However, with the cut in the payroll tax social security is now in deficit so assets have declined a bit in 2012.

Complicating matters is that congress has consistently raided the trust fund, borrowing against its assets and leaving worthless IOUs.