For as long as I have been alive my grandparents have been telling me social security is broken and does not work. sense I’ve gotten older i have realized that is simply not true. well not entirely. after reading the Why SS Is Not “Broke” And How The Trust Fund Works essay i was actually blown away. i had always known there was a cushion but i had no idea that our cushion was so large no less sustainable for over a decade. after reading this i am going to intently look into the history of ss and see more of what the real story is. Its pretty difficult knowing something that you have heard your whole life was misleading but you simply cant argue with empirical evidence.