S.S. has kept millions of elderly, widows, children and disabled off the streets begging for handouts. It is as solvent as the citizenry decide to make it.
When it was formed, SS was for people who lived for at least three years over the life expectency at the time. Not sure of the exact number, but in the 1930s, for every person withdrawing, 42 paid in. Within a few decades it will be 1:2. I have no problem with the government assisting the disabled and truly needy, but retirement at 65 is going to have to be a thing of the past