There will be no political will to fix Social Security. The Baby Boom generation will suck whatever life is left in the SS system, and it will likely end up crashing upon their heads. I should say "our heads" as I am an older Baby Boomer (I just turned 61). We'll know in about 12 more years.
I read a book this year, written in 1997, that predicts the Baby Boomers, especially the younger members of this generational cohort, are in for a shock as they enter retirement. The authors predicted a massive crash of the economic system which will be so severe that the government will be forced to change the way it allocates money. The 2008 crash was just a telltale of what is to come.
The book, The Fourth Turning, is not about politics or economics, but about how humanity has followed a certain generational pattern since antiquity. Every 80 to 100 years, there is a Fourth Turning, which is a period of crisis. The last Fourth Turnng occured from 1929-1945, and culminated in World War II. We are due for another Fourth Turning. The authors predicted it would begin about the middle of the 00 decade. They wrote this book in 1997, and had no way of predicting 9/11 and the 2008 crash. The surviving author now says the current Fourth Turning began with the 2008 economic crash, and will culminate around 2025. So we may be in for worse economic travail than 2008, and a really big war--even a nuclear one.