Government Spends, Collects, and Owes. Chapter 16. Section 1: Growth in the Size of Government. Prior to the Great Depression, the Government (Federal, State, and Local) employed 3 million people nationwide. Today the Government employs over 20 million people
Social Insurance Programs- Govt. programs that pay benefits to retired and disabled workers, their families, and the unemployed. In order to be eligible, you must have paid into the system.