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Which of the following is true of social security and Medicare?



a. Eligibility requirements make sure that all social security beneficiaries have an absolute economic need for the benefit. b. Spending on Medicare and social security exceeds the total of all spending of public assistance programs. c. Most retirees receive less in social security benefits than they contributed in payroll taxes while working. d. Social security income is decided as follows: the lower your income while working, the larger your social security benefit upon retirement. e. Families in the top fifth of the income population receive more in social security and Medicare benefits than the government spends in total on TANF, SSI, food stamps, and housing subsidies for the poor.



My answer is A .

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