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Question 1 of 6
Which of the following best explains the consistent growth of the federal bureaucracy over the past hundred years?
Increases in federal income tax since 1925
The inability of Congress to cut programs
The success of Democratic presidents in promoting their policies
Public demand for, and expectation of, social services
United States Supreme Court rulings requiring Congress to assist those living in poverty
CLEP® American Government Examination Guide
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