We could do that, but it doesn't result in cash on hand, because our deficits are already too deep. It just makes the year's deficit smaller, but it does not replace the squandered surplus.Than don't you think the responsible thing to do would be to quit the excessive military spending and tax cuts to the rich that created the deficit?
When the government spends the SS surplus and says "thanks, we owe ya," what that really means is "you owe ya.". Government only "pays us back" by taking it from us (again) first. Not such a good deal.If I let you borrow a $1,000 of mine, and you blow it and most of your own money on drugs, am I the one responsible because you can't pay your bills.
That is exactly the case you are trying to make here and there is just no logic with your position.