The right wing is going to try to hammer this theme to build a foundation for their election theme that “government is the problem” (to set the stage for more trickle down, deregulation, and privatization). They are wrong.
Some facts to debunk the right wing lies:
FactCheck.org: SS fine until 2042, pays ~70% after until 2072
Top Ideas to make SS sustainable
SS is NOT a ponzi scheme: http://www.truth-out.org/social-security-ponzi-scheme-washington-post-criminal-enterprise/1316439015
2010 Cons want to privatize Social Security
Paul Ryan’s plan phases out Medicare
Republicans Just Voted To End Medicare — So Where’s The Outrage?
DontEndMedicare.com: cuts to medicare less than tax breaks for rich http://dontendmedicare.com/