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Social Insurance and Public Assistance

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(Includes both trust fund and federal fund items)

Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC), changed to Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) by 1996 legislation, and Food Stamps (both are federal fund items, paid from federal funds; each is about 1 percent of national government outlays); AFDC-TANF usually is labeled as the main national government “welfare” program