Any funds "loaned" to the General Fund must be paid back.<quoted text>Another thing there has never been a Social Security Trust Fund just on paper which the Clinton Adminstration admitted in their 2000 fiscal year budget that it is just an accounting practice since 1937 is all and all taxes collected by the US Federal Government go into the US Treasury General Fund just like Social Security taxes do which has been that way since 1937 when the SCOTUS handed down their ruling in Helvering v. Davis
The 2011 Trustees Report Press Release stated:
"Income including interest to the combined OASDI Trust Funds amounted to $805 billion in 2011.($564 billion in net contributions,$24 billion from taxation of benefits,$114 billion in interest, and $103 billion in reimbursements from the General Fund of the Treasury—almost exclusively resulting from the 2011 payroll tax legislation.)
Total expenditures from the combined OASDI Trust Funds amounted to $736 billion in 2011.
Non-interest income fell below program costs in 2010 for the first time since 1983. Program costs are projected to exceed non-interest income throughout the remainder of the 75-year period.
The assets of the combined OASDI Trust Funds increased by $69 billion in 2011 to a total of $2.7 trillion.
During 2011, an estimated 158 million people had earnings covered by Social Security and paid payroll taxes.
Social Security paid benefits of $725 billion in calendar year 2011. There were about 55 million beneficiaries at the end of the calendar year.
The cost of $6.4 billion to administer the program in 2011 was 0.9 percent of total expenditures.
The combined Trust Fund assets earned interest at an effective annual rate of 4.4 percent in 2011.