Social Security Disability fund is nearly broke

From Daily Kos: 7/22/11 Funny how this [Social Security] Surplus story so quickly fell off the National radar screen, Apparently the Social Security Trust Fund facts, have left the building ... Only to be replaced by the sky-is-falling, slash everything, Austerity Chicken Hawks, in their place .. Senator Bernie Sanders: 3/15/11: Today on ABC's Top Line, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) dismissed the talk of Social Security going broke as "total nonsense" and said, "Social security has a $2.6 trillion surplus. Could pay out every benefit owed for the next 26 years," he said. "It is not going bankrupt and it is not going broke." Headline in AOL's Daily Finance blog: 8/21/11: Social Security Disability Payments May Cease in 2017 The Congressional Budget Office has come out with a new analysis that says the ability of the Social Security disability fund to make payments may end in 2017. The estimates depend, of course, to some extent on the economy. The CBO's 2011 Long-Term Projections for...(Read Full Post)