For more than 70 years, the Social Security Trust Fund has provided vital retirement security for seniors. Americans have paid more than $13 trillion into Social Security since its inception, and that’s not counting the interest that has accrued. Less than $12 trillion in benefits have been paid out. In short, Social Security has not contributed a cent to the federal deficit and will remain solvent for decades to come. The following resources provide additional information about the program as well as the Chained Consumer Price Index (CPI), a widely opposed proposal to change the measure of inflation used to index benefits for Social Security and other federal programs.