I'll give it a try
It appears as though the conspiracy to change/do away with social Security has a friend in Ben Bernanke and the Fed:
Ben Bernanke Is Bankrupting The Social Security Trust Fund
"In June of each year the Social Security Trust Fund (SSTF) reinvests a significant portion of its investment portfolio in newly issued Special Issue Treasury Securities. The interest rates on these bonds is set by a formula that was established in 1960. The formula was designed to insulate the SSTF from transitory changes in interest rates by averaging market based bond yields over a three-year period.
Bernanke’s Fed has set interest rates at zero the past four years. In 2012 the 1960's formula has finally caught up with the SSTF. It got murdered on this year's rollover."
Now I'll probably be dead by the time the shit hits the fan but this still pisses me off and if readers have parents that are dependent on SS for their 'retirement', then this should be of concern to them.
And it should be of concern to anyone who doesn't want any more erosion of the so called safety net to occur.