Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Alexis de Tocqueville
This response indicate a great ignorance of how SS works.The FICA cap will need to be raised to repay the SS funds for general fund uses so tax cuts could be provided to the wealthy.
FICA funds go directly to SS outlays; repayment of the SSTF bonds must come from the general fund, or borrowing.
FICA revenues cannot be used to repay the SSTF bonds because the revenue represented by the SSTF bunds went into the general fund.
So, my statement stands:
The $2.6T SS "surplus" doesn't exist; the SSTF is full of IOUs that will be repaid thru borrowing - thus running up the deficits and adding to the debt.