"In January, Republicans adopted a new rule in the House that could block a direct reallocation of money at the expense of the trust fund that provides benefits for retirees."
"Though often considered together, the trust funds for retirees and disabled workers are 'distinct legal entities that operate independently,' the trustees said. Officials cannot divert money from one to the other unless Congress explicitly authorizes such a shift, as it has done several times in the past."
These quotes, from the nytimes article, summarize the reason why we shouldn't assume that it will be business as usual when it comes time to shift funds around in 2016. The republicans currently control the house and senate, and have been trying to "reform" social security for years. They call it "entitlement reform" or "privatization". Presidential candidates should be pushed to talk about their views on this issue. However, they generally talk in broad terms about social security and do not get into the nitty gritty of disability benefits vs. those for retirees. The GOP wants
us to believe that there is no problem here. People who are following this problem know that this is the easiest way for the GOP to start their "reform". Fewer people have disability benefits than retiree benefits. Few are concerned and that is why i brought this issue up in this forum. It needs to be shared and discussed. We need to rally individuals, who can, to register and vote. Also, contacting your congressmen and senators is key for this issue.
I will try to elaborate more in the future, however, i am on this forum because i have ME/CFS/Fibro and it is difficult to keep up.