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Military Expenditures [#permalink] New post 26 Jun 2008, 07:08
Proponents of greater military spending for the Reno Republic argue that the portion of their national budget devoted to military programs has been steadily declining for a number of years, largely because of rising domestic infrastructure development costs. Yet groups opposed to increasing military expenditure point out that the military budget of Reno Republic, even when measured in constant or inflation -adjusted dollars, has increased every year for the past two decades. Which of the following if true, best resolves the apparent contradiction presented above?

a. Countries in the same region as the Reno Republic have increased the annual portion of their national budgets devoted to military spending.
b. The advocates of greater military spending have overestimated the amount needed for adequate defense of the country.
c. Domestic infrastructure development costs have indeed risen as sharply as the advocates of greater military spending claim they have.
d. Military expenditure have risen at a rate higher than the rate of inflation
e. The total national budget has increased faster than military expenditure has increased.

a. irrelevant
c. doesn't solve the contradiction but supports the military claim
e. does'nt solve the contradiction
b. defense spending overestimated makes the spending on defense less than what they estimated even though the spending may have been higher, - keep
d. already talked about in the stimulus.

Ill go with B.

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Re: Military Expenditures [#permalink] New post 26 Jun 2008, 07:24
I will go with E

e. The total national budget has increased faster than military expenditure has increased.

The portion of their national budget devoted to military programs has been steadily declining while actual spending is going up even adjusting inflation. Thus the national budget itself should be growing faster than the military budget.
Re: Military Expenditures   [#permalink] 26 Jun 2008, 07:24
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