For a rundown of various economists' shocked and dismayed reponses, check out Deroy Murdock's article.
"I think one always should be a little worried about someone saying we should not worry about government running the printing presses," says Steve Hanke, a Johns Hopkins University professor and a Forbes columnist. "The thing that isn't being said is that the money going into the trust fund IS NOT SAVED — in capital letters. It's just a captive pool of money that the government taps into to finance general government expenditures other than Social Security."
Read both articles, and discuss amongst yourselves. Who do you believe--the Senator who thinks that the answer to insolvency is for the government to print money, or your lyin' eyes?