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# CR - Plainsville

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CR - Plainsville [#permalink]  17 Dec 2003, 09:41
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Mayor of Plainsville: In order to help the economy of Plainsville, I am using some of our tax revenues to help bring a major highway through the town and thereby attract new business to Plainsville.

Citizens' group: You must have interests other than our economy in mind. If you were really interested in helping our economy, you would instead allocate the revenues to building a new business park. Since it would bring in twice the business that your highway would.

The argument by the citizens; group relies on which one of the following assumptions?

(A) Plainsville presently has no major highways running through it.

(B) The mayor accepts that a new business park would bring in more new business than would the new highway.

(C) The new highway would have no benefits for Plainsville other than attracting new business.

(D) The mayor is required to get approval for all tax revenue allocation plans from the city council.

(E) Plainsville's economy will not be helped unless a new business park of the sort envisioned by the citizens' group is built.
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C is tempting, but I go with E
both, mayor and the group, envision increase in new business activities, but only the group belives that the highway proj won't help b/c it won't lead towards the profitable way.
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vote for B

I agree .... C looks very tempting too

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pitts20042006 wrote:
vot for B

but the mayor never mentions about business park, she is up for the highway.
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Agreed. But the citizen's group says that "You must have interests other than our economy in mind" which means that though the Mayor knew about the park and similar other offers (presumably), she is still going with the highway project.
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Vote for B.

They assume that the mayor accepts higher benefits of Park than that of High Way, but he is interested in other thing than economy and that this interest (not wrongly assessed benefits) precludes him from investing in Park.
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Re: CR - Plainsville [#permalink]  15 May 2010, 04:39
Which one of the following principles, if accepted, would most help the citizens’ group to justify drawing its conclusion that the mayor has in mind interests other than Plainsville’s economy?

(A) Anyone really pursuing a cause will choose the means that that person believes will advance the cause the farthest.
(B) Any goal that includes helping the economy of a community will require public revenues in order to be achieved.
(C) Anyone planning to use resources collected from a group must consult the members of the group before using the resources.
(D) Any cause worth committing oneself to must include specific goals toward which one can work.
(E) Any cause not pursued by public officials, if it is to be pursued at all, must be pursued by members of the community.
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Re: CR - Plainsville   [#permalink] 15 May 2010, 04:39
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