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Abolish taxes, and real taxpayers would find that their disposable incomes have increased. Abolish taxes, and public employees would find that their incomes have disappeared.
Which one of the following is a logical conclusion that depends on information in both of the statements above?
(A) Public offices should be abolished so that disposable incomes will rise.
(B) The only real taxpayers are those who would have more to spend if they did not pay taxes.
(C) Public employees are not real taxpayers.
(D) Public employeesâ€™ incomes should not be taxed since they come from taxes.
(E) If there were no taxes, then public employees could not be paid
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27 Feb 2007, 09:53
I would say E
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27 Feb 2007, 10:19
im going with C

think of it this way

when you abolish taxes what happens......

real taxpayers incomes INCREASE

public employees incomes DISAPPEAR

therefore public employees CANNOT be real taxpayers because when u abolish taxes real taxpayers income goes up, and since the statement says public employees income disappears you can naturally conclude

(C) Public employees are not real taxpayers.

One more note I forgot to mention..... the stem says BOTH statements E only uses one of the statements
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27 Feb 2007, 11:29
Yeah that makes sense
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27 Feb 2007, 20:49
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28 Feb 2007, 07:09
Concur with C.
Nice explaination above
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28 Feb 2007, 08:16
terp26 wrote:
im going with C

think of it this way

when you abolish taxes what happens......

real taxpayers incomes INCREASE

public employees incomes DISAPPEAR

therefore public employees CANNOT be real taxpayers because when u abolish taxes real taxpayers income goes up, and since the statement says public employees income disappears you can naturally conclude

(C) Public employees are not real taxpayers.

One more note I forgot to mention..... the stem says BOTH statements E only uses one of the statements

I think option 'E' assumes (using both statements) that public employees get paid using tax money.

In that case I do not see anything wrong in 'E'.

How public employees income would be disappeared in case of abolishing taxes?

And, in option 'C', if public employees are not real tax payers, then there income wouldn't be increased or decreased.
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28 Feb 2007, 08:29
terp26 wrote:
im going with C

think of it this way

when you abolish taxes what happens......

real taxpayers incomes INCREASE

public employees incomes DISAPPEAR

therefore public employees CANNOT be real taxpayers because when u abolish taxes real taxpayers income goes up, and since the statement says public employees income disappears you can naturally conclude

(C) Public employees are not real taxpayers.

One more note I forgot to mention..... the stem says BOTH statements E only uses one of the statements

E. Public employees are not the only taxpayers, but they also pay tax. As their payment is funded from taxes, once the taxes are abolished, the source of their payment also vanishes. This uses both the statements.
As their entire income goes, the decrease in tax doesn't reflect on their post tax income.
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28 Feb 2007, 08:31
What is the OA?
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28 Feb 2007, 20:27
OA is 'C'
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28 Jul 2016, 04:56
Abolish taxes, and real taxpayers would find that their disposable incomes have increased. Abolish taxes, and public employees would find that their incomes have disappeared.

No tax = real taxpayers will have more income
No tax= Public employee will have no income.
Conclusion:- No tax = Any one who is a real taxpayer will see some increase in income except public employee who will not get any income.

Since after removing tax the public employee income is not increased, then it must be concluded thais employee are not real taxpayers.

OPTION C is the correct answer

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Abolish taxes, and real taxpayers would find that their disposable incomes have increased. Abolish taxes, and public employees would find that their incomes have disappeared.
Which one of the following is a logical conclusion that depends on information in both of the statements above?
(A) Public offices should be abolished so that disposable incomes will rise.
(B) The only real taxpayers are those who would have more to spend if they did not pay taxes.
(C) Public employees are not real taxpayers.
(D) Public employeesâ€™ incomes should not be taxed since they come from taxes.
(E) If there were no taxes, then public employees could not be paid

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