oh, hey, issuing the place holder bonds to the beneficiaries adds a $3.75 trillion buffer to the garbage-in and garbage-out SS budget. Like you say, it makes the fund plenty solvent for a long, long time. In fact, what it does, is, it restores the fund to its original standing. IOW, those place holder bonds were placed for funds that originally were meant to be held in trust for the beneficiaries, so by issuing them to the beneficiaries, it restores the fund to its original design, once you do that, you discover whether or not the design was solvent... and we know damn well the SS trust fund design was solvent. Sure, we have a glut of retirement coming, that's why the fund was building up in front of that retirement. If Congress doesn't rob the fund, it goes through that period and keeps on functioning. If we take my plan and put it in motion, the same thing happens... plus bond rates are super low thanks to quantitative easing, so let's take advantage of that too. While the fund issues the place holder bonds, the incoming FICA taxes can be held in trust, same as always, so the entire fund would turn over in six years and return to its original state. Do it for all 155 government trust funds, the same way. Now's the time to pull this off.