Until exams end, most *important* posts will be of the "look what I found" variety. Here is a great post about social security; be sure to read the "related posts" linked at the bottom.
The last line of the linked post is spot on. I once had an accounting professor say that if the federal government conformed to GAAP, the budget, let alone the social security shell game, would be revealed as as fraud almost instantly. And we thought Enron was bad for cooking the books!