People ask me all the time whether or not I think Social Security will be around in X number of years (usually the amount of time before they access it). My answer is usually a cautious yes, but the math is getting harder to make work.
If you’re in a financial hole, you can either increase revenue or decrease expenses (or some combination of the two) to fix it. Unfortunately in the case of Social Security, there are no expenses to cut, unless you consider the benefits themselves an expense. As it stands right now, the current Social Security trust fund is projected to be exhausted by 2034, just 16 years from now.