Reply To: What exactly is an unfunded liability?


I believe the total unfunded liabilities refers to ALL of the future payments old.

A typical response from someone about the 200+ trillion number would be to say that since the bills do not all come due at the same time (i.e. people retire go on medicare/SS at various ages), then it’s not really a problem since we just make the payments that need to be made as we go. Not sure exactly how I would respond to that.