This post at Investors.com says that not only is the Social Security Trust Fund empty except for IOUs, debt service on those IOUs makes the value of the Fund effectively less than zero: while Congress treats it as an asset, it’s turned into a liability.
Then again, you already knew that, so I’m going to focus on a peripheral issue: the site’s dumb word filter. One comment contains the expurgated term “do***ented”; another, “gim****”.
On a different thread I found “***bersome”, a kissing cousin to “do***ented”, and “p*****”, which is presumably a verb. But the real zinger is this one:
Tranbarger, Daniels, ******ie, and a few other GOP leaders have walked the walk as governors.
Jesus H. ******! I thought we’d gotten past the technology of Evil Text Strings way back in the 1990s. Evidently not. I wish someone would explain why this antiquated technique is still in use today. Maybe Governor Tranbarger, whoever the **** he is, can shed some light on the matter.