AP

Cameron Smith

Social Welfare

Social Security is the foundation of economic security for millions of Americans—retirees, disabled persons, and families of retired, disabled or deceased workers. About 158 million Americans pay Social Security taxes and 57 million collect monthly benefits in 2013. About one household in four receives income from Social Security.

Medicare is the federal health insurance program for people who are 65 or older, certain younger people with disabilities

Environmental

GSA has made great strides over the years reducing energy consumption in buildings and complying with related executive orders and mandates. Attainment of these goals coincides with GSA's efforts to perform in the most businesslike manner possible.

The GSA Fire Protection and Life Safety Program provides a safe and healthful workplace, as well as uninterrupted performance of essential services, and limits federal government losses.

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Economic

Nafta On January 1, 1994, the North American Free Trade Agreement between the United States, Canada, and Mexico (NAFTA) entered into force.

Monetary policy is how central bank manage the money supply to guide healthy economic growth. The money supply is credit, cash, checks, and money market mutual funds. The most important of these is credit, which includes loans, bonds, mortgages, and other agreements to repay.