There were 20 million people in the Baby Boomer generation. Our children waited longer to start families, which created a period when there were fewer people paying into Social Security than those who are receiving benefits. However, there are 49 million people in Generation X and 76 million in Generation Y. If we just get through this short term problem, Social Security will again be very viable. We need a short term fix, but the numbers will work out in the long term.