The Social Security trustees calculate costs for the next 75 years based on certain assumptions. Perhaps the most critical assumption is the rate of economic growth. The Bu$hCo Social Security Commision Privateers rely on a rate of stock market profits. The Privateers project 6.5% above inflation, annual return on the stock market. This, in turn, implies a certain amount of GDP growth. More growth, in fact, than is allowed for one when the Social Security trustees calculate the 75 year deficit of Social Security. The Bu$hCo hypocrites have one set of numbers for themselves, and another set for everyone else. Spread the word. Thanks to J. Brad De Long's explanations, and I have no reason to slight Kinsley's proof .