Social Security:: Mysteries Unveiled (PDF)
Social Security is a program of the American government that dates to the 1930s. It was designed to pay workers a continuing income starting at age 65. In those that time period, the life expectancy of a man was 56.6 years, and 60.6 years for a woman.
Social Security Factoids (PDF)
FY2013 federal projected spending is approximately $3.8 trillion, of which approximately $820 billion is Social Security; $523 billion is Medicare; $283 billion is Medicaid; $624 billion for all other mandatory spending programs