Comment: My thinking

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My thinking

is that this is a bit of a trick question. The burden of proof for any intervention should lie on its supporters to show that the program is indefinitely sustainable.

My understanding is that Social Security is flawed by design and that the "trust fund" is a charade, so it inevitably will go bankrupt and the government will be unable to make good on its promises. If that is true, then it doesn't really matter whether ideologically you think that its a good idea or not.