Democrats hate the elders. They also hate black (remember Herman Cain) and women (remember Sarah Palin).<quoted text>Democrats can't even bring themselves to say the word "reform" when it comes to SS and Medicaid.
It might cost them votes.
But they all know neither program is sustainable.
It's just another can that's dented all to hell from being kicked it down the road to buy more time to blame Republicans.
So why the elder hating socialist, "just take a pill", would defend the Social Security so much?
It is not about the elders but about a bigger and bigger social program and therefore a bigger government.