“But that will be paid by taxpayers. No one else.”
So will the interest on the Treasury bills in your IRA. Does that mean you’re contributing to the deficit, and the government shouldn’t pay the interest on bonds you bought?
Yes it does!
Money paid is money paid!
Anyway it’s silly to talk of the SS trust fund as if it were a lockbox. That’s so stupid only the media could say it.
The payments went to the General Fund and got spent.