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Taxpayer X: We must make a political statement about Congressional campaign reform and pass the campaign bill. Only be changing all the steps of the political process can we hope for meaningful political reform.

Taxpayer Y: Our goal should be to get Congress to change the way it works when in session, rather than the way in which members are elected. Only by changing how congress works will we reform Congress.

Which of the following, if true, would strengthen taxpayer XтАЩs argument that the campaign bill would lead to political reform?

A) Other steps in the political process are being reformed.
B) The ways that Congress works when in session have changed drastically during other attempts at political reforms.
C) The campaign bill would effect change in the campaign stage of the political process.
D) The campaign bill proposes that sessions of the Congress be ten days longer.
E) The changes proposed by the campaign bill would not affect Congress until five years have passed.

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 [#permalink] New post 22 Mar 2004, 14:36
I would go for D...

We have to strengthen taxpayer XтАЩs argument in such a way that we take into conideration taxpayer YтАЩs reasoning too.

Choice D ...says that a campaign bill should be passed which will lengthen the Congress session...thus making the congress change its way when in session...or how it works(taxpayer YтАЩs argument).

Does the above reasoning make sense..?

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 [#permalink] New post 22 Mar 2004, 14:39
May be C.


A - Then political reform could happen without the bill

B - This doesn't say anything about the campaign bill.

C - Political reform can start from campaign stage alson

D - This may not be political reform.

E - Doesn't talk about the changes.
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 [#permalink] New post 22 Mar 2004, 14:58
Nice question. I agree with Vivek on D. Same explanation but I also want to add that C merely states the goal to be achieved without giving any substance to X's argument. D, on the other hand, incorporates Y's concern in X's argument
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 [#permalink] New post 22 Mar 2004, 16:19
My take on this is A.

C comes close.
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 [#permalink] New post 22 Mar 2004, 18:27
Id have to go with Anan on this one as well. C is close, but it has the arguement backwards. A=>B, if it had B=>A, Id go with C. But the way it is, A is my choice.
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