What's really going to bake your noodle is a concept called "maximum taxable earnings."
If you make up to $118,500 a year, you pay 7.6% of your earnings to social security. If you make 118,600 a year, you pay 7.6% of 118,500.
If you make $118,500,000.00 a year, you pay 7.6% of $118,500.00.
When you hear about social security going bankrupt?
Yeah, pretty easy fix.