We need to acknowledge that the media marketed to liberals have been part of the problem. Social Security provides retirement, disability, and survivors' benefits. Note that the Great Society was built on the New Deal. What came to be called AFDC, in fact, was first included in FDR's Social Security Act.
After ending actual welfare, Bill Clinton had just enough time to begin similarly "reforming" Social Security, starting with the disabled. As a result, the disabled became the fastest-growing group of homeless people by 2000. Benefits were restored after Obama became president, but with the renewed efforts to market Hillary Clinton for president, the Clinton Dems in Congress resumed their focus on phasing out Social Security. In 2015, they voted with Republicans to virtually end food stamps to the elderly poor and the disabled (cut monthly allotments from $115 down to $10).
Liberal media do their part in support of dismantling what remains of the "safety net," mainly be ignoring the consequences. Piece by piece, bit by bit, the Clinton wing remain determined to "reform" Social Security the way the "reformed" welfare -- out of existence, redistributing those public dollars upward.