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5 Written questions

5 Matching questions

  1. goals and successes of TANF
  2. general revenue sharing (federal grant)
  3. Revenue: Nontax sources
  4. Entitlement
  5. finance dilemmas
  1. a followed categorical grants and was distributed by formula to state and local governments for whatever they needed or wanted
    -GRS ended for states in 1979 and for cities in 1986
  2. b boom and bust economy, big spending needs, reluctance to increase taxes
  3. c Federal funds
    Licenses and fees
    Interest and investment income
    Net lottery proceeds
    Land income
    Other nontax revenue
  4. d -reduce welfare caseloads, promote work and reduce out-of-wedlock-births
    -"reducing poverty" is not listed? wat?
    -has decreased the number of americans on welfare (60%) has increased the number of those returning to work by providing transportation funds and temporary shelters
  5. e a legal obligation of the federal government to provide payments to individuals according to eligibility criteria or benefit rules

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. A levy whose burden weighs more heavily on persons earning higher incomes than it does on individuals making less money
    (luxury tax)
  2. -the overall purpose behind individual government decisions and programs
    -result of public officials setting priorities by creating the budget, making official decisions, and passing laws
  3. -the federal government
    -state governments
  4. -recycling, composting, incineration, and landfill disposal
  5. added cents on almost everything you buy (hits the poor the hardest)
    A levy on the retail sale of taxable items
    Generates the most income of any tax in Texas

    State sets base rate at 6.25 percent
    Other units of local government may add as much as 2 percent
    Providing for an 8.25 percent sales tax rate in most areas of the state

5 True/False questions

  1. work related welfareresponsible for tax collection, investments, and the safeguarding of public funds.


  2. Five Major Revenue FundsThe Omnibus Tax Clearance Fund
    The General Revenue Fund
    The Available School Fund
    The Highway Motor Fuel Fund
    The State Highway Fund


  3. welfare to workfare pros-self-esteem
    -gainful employment
    -freed up public $


  4. economic development (how?)recruiting new industries
    -government installations
    -encourage the expansion of small businesses
    -foster a "good" business environment


  5. Revenue:Taxesgeneral sales tax
    Severance taxes on oil and gas production
    Motor vehicle sales and rental
    Motor fuels tax
    Taxes on alcohol and tobacco products
    Insurance company tax
    Utility taxes