Froma's ridiculous claim
According to Froma Harrop, the social security trust fund is "just fine" with enough money to pay benefits for the next 28 years even though no money exists in the fund. Instead, politicians have stolen the cash to pay for expansive government programs and left IOUs payable by one government account to another. This is no different then if Harrop’s left hand borrowed $10 from her right hand, spent it and then claimed she still had $10. While anyone can see this is a ridiculous claim, people accept it when discussing social security.
[Letter to the Editor - The Detroit News. Published 02/18/2011.]