Social Security isn't the problem - it is well recognized and agreed that modest changes to SS taxes and to retirement ages will keep it solvent for a long, long time. It's Medicare that is the problem...
What more, many of the recommendations put forth by the commission are stupid and wouldn't have the effect that the authors believed.
Your first assertion appears to be false, though it is disguised in vagueries such as " it is well recognized and agreed" ; "modest changes to SS taxes and to retirement ages will keep it solvent for a long, long time" ; etc. If this is so then why hasn't Obama initiated the "modest" changes required?
Politically, it's very difficult for him to do so. For the same reasons it's difficult for the GOP to propose cutting defense spending - it's a part of the natural constituency for both parties. It's highly unpopular to cut SS or make changes to it.
This is exactly why we often see calls for a 'grand bargain,' in which both sides sign off on cuts to popular programs, in order to insulate any one group from the backlash. This is also why Republicans, during the negotiations over the so-called 'fiscal cliff,' refused to enumerate exactly which cuts in Medicare and SS they were requesting, instead attempting to force the Democrats to define them for them - a tactic which failed.
There are many intelligent and well informed folks out there who indicate they believe many or most of Simpson & Boles' recommendations were well-conceived and sound. Perhaps you know something the rest of us don't. Why not share your superior knowledge and insights. Don't just leave us with these premptory and apparently unfounded assertions.
Do you even know what's IN the S-B committee's failed report? Or is it just a magic solution to problems for you, the way it is for many of our beltway pundits? I wonder.
Many of those who say 'we should follow the S-B recommendations' clearly don't know anything about it, as they 1) don't seem to realize that the commission produced no recommendations, and 2) most of these people regularly argue against the very positions that S-B called for.