U.S. Gov Chapter 13

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