U.S. Gov Chapter 13

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Which of the following is an example of a contributory program?
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Social Security
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Americans who are currently of retirement age receive monthly income support from the government as part of what popular government program?
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Social Security
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Fiscal policy refers to
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the government’s taxing and spending decisions.
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Monetary policy refers to
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managing the supply of money and credit in the economy.
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Government regulation includes all of the following except
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determining the individual income tax rate.
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The basic building blocks of America’s social safety net, including Social Security and unemployment benefits, were created in the aftermath of the Great Depression during which decade?
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1930s
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The official name for the food stamp program in the United States is the
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Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program.
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According to the authors of the textbook, when we study social policies from a group perspective, we can see that the elderly and the middle class receive the ____________ benefits from the government’s social policies and that children and the working poor receive the ___________ benefits.
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most; fewest
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The ability to deduct mortgage-interest payments from your taxable income is known as
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a tax expenditure.
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TANF primarily benefits
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the nonworking poor.
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Children under 18 are ____________ likely to be poor than the population as a whole.
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more
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Promotional policies include
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subsidies and contracts.
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The dominant form of public policy of the national government in the nineteenth century was
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subsidies.
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Which program redistributes wealth from young workers to elderly retirees?
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Social Security
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Which of the following groups receives the largest share of federal social benefit dollars?
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the elderly
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The Earned Income Tax Credit primarily benefits
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The working poor.

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