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How did the social security act pay for pensions for retired Americans?
The social security act payed for the pensions for retired Americans with payroll tax.
PAYROLL TAX- A tax that removes money directly from workers' paychecks.
Employers were required to make matching contributions.
P.S. - this was written by an eight grade boy, if you didnt know this, its very sad
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