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# Proposing that inordinate government spending was causative

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Proposing that inordinate government spending was causative of the high deficit, the president presented a budget that maintained relatively high defense expenditures while it reduced funding for certain social programs which, the administration argued, were receiving sufficient support from the private sector.

A. Proposing that inordinate
government spending was
causative of the high deficit, the
president presented a budget

B. Proposing that government
spending causes deficits, the
president presented a budget

C. With a proposal that inordinate
government spending was
causative of the high deficit, the
president presented a budget

D. The president presented a budget
proposal that inordinate
government spending was
causative of the high deficit

E. Proposing that inordinate
government spending caused the
high deficit, the president presented a budget
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22 May 2007, 02:32
Proposing that inordinate government spending was causative of the high deficit, the president presented a budget that maintained relatively high defense expenditures while it reduced funding for certain social programs which, the administration argued, were receiving sufficient support from the private sector.

A. Proposing that inordinate government spending was causative of the high deficit, the president presented a budget

B. Proposing that government spending causes deficits, the president presented a budget => missing "inordinate" changes meaning

C. With a proposal that inordinate government spending was causative of the high deficit, the president presented a budget => ?? "With a proposal that ..."

D. The president presented a budget proposal that inordinate government spending was causative of the high deficit => wrong changes meaning

E. Proposing that inordinate government spending caused the high deficit, the president presented a budget => sweet and simple ( concise )

I go with E
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22 May 2007, 05:58
certainly E........
all others are wordy and awkward.....
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