Here's video of the Trustee press briefing: skip to 14:50
to hear SSA Commissioner Michael Astrue's remarkable plea with the press not to scare the public unduly about Social Security running out of money:
"Please, please remember that exhaustion is an actuarial term of art and it does not mean there will be no money left to pay any benefits.
After 2033, even if Congress does nothing, there will still be sufficient assets (from payroll taxes) to pay about 75 percent of benefits. That's not acceptable, but it's still a fact that there will still be substantial assets there."