This is the sort of comment I argue with in usenet (soc.retirement and once upon a time talk.politics.misc). It comes from the Cato Institute so far as I can make out. I hate to re-argue it in this list of all places. I need to save my breath for usenet.
Anyhow, Jordan, visit the Cato Institute's Social Security Privatization web site, http://www.socialsecurity.org/ You will be pleased at its leit-motiv of "worthless IOUs".