Hey, guess what?

Posted: April 28, 2012 by doubleplusundead in Funniest End of Civilization Evah

We’re out of money, our federal overlords continue to appear to be unaware, some endiness for your weekend.  In this episode, the Social Security Trust is quickly running out of money.  Note how quickly that “the program’s officially out of money” date keeps jumping up.  And of course it’s the gummint’s numbers, so you know they’re rosy as hell.  Let’s play the guessing game, when do you think the “we’re officially tapped out” day hits for Social Security?  I’m betting 2024, just a hair under ten years from the predicted date, unless there’s a MAJOR, MAAAAAAJOR shakeup in DC, and that could be shakeups for better or for worse.

A protip, pick more than one MRE type for your SHTF storehouse, you might think you’ll always want your favorite, but you’re gonna get sick of it.  It’s like what people say when someone divorces or splits with a prime piece of hotassery, “Somebody, somewhere is sick of her chit.”

Especially if she’s eating nothing but MREs.

  1. veeshir says:

    Another example of why I’m rooting for the asteroid.
    It’s really our only hope.

  2. AndyN says:

    Ugh… I hate seeing this from otherwise rational people. The problem is never going to be solved if everybody – including the people who admit there’s a problem that needs to be solved – buys into the fiction that there’s a Social Security Trust Fund that’s going to keep the system solvent a bit longer.

    THERE’S NO MONEY IN THE TRUST FUND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    By 2015 SS is expected to permanently be beyond the point where expenditures exceed income. The Trust Fund is full of bonds issued by the government, to represent loans made by one part of the government to another part of the government. When the SSA goes to treasury to cash in those bonds, where do you suppose treasury is going to get the money to honor those debts? It would be like you borrowing money from your 401k to buy a pony now and then expecting that when it’s time to retire you’ll be able to live off of the money you collect paying yourself back what you borrowed.

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