Can we please stop pretending that the Social Security "trust fund" is a real thing?
It does not exist. There is ZERO money in a "trust fund" to pay for Social Security. It's all paid for with income tax money.
And remember, we're talking about Mittens here. The asshat who lied and claimed that a huge chunk of Americans do not pay income taxes. Payroll taxes ARE income taxes, and every working American pays income taxes. The middle class pays HIGHER income tax rates than the rich, because of that 15.3% income tax on earned income that Mittens likes to pretend doesn't exist.
And yes, that's 15.3% on top of the rest of your federal income tax. If you're a W2 employee, half of it disappears from your paycheck without you even being told you're paying it. If your money is all unearned income, you don't have to pay it.