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The fact that several of the largest senior citizens

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The fact that several of the largest senior citizens [#permalink] New post 08 Aug 2006, 03:45
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The fact that several of the largest senior citizens’ organizations are constituted almost exclusively of middle-class elderly people has led critics to question the seriousness of those organizations’ commitment to speaking out on behalf of the needs of economically disadvantaged elderly people.

Which of the following generalizations, if true, would help to substantiate
the criticism implicit in the statement above?

(A) The ideology of an organization tends reflect the traditional political climate of its locale.
(B) The needs of disadvantaged elderly people differ in some ways from those of other disadvantaged groups within contemporary society.
(C) Organized groups are better able to publicize their problems and seek redress than individuals acting alone.
(D) Middle-class elderly people are more likely to join organizations than are economically disadvantaged elderly people.
(E) People usually join organizations whose purpose is to further the economic, political, or social interests of their members.
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Aug 2006, 07:54
I'll go with E.

Argument seems to be middle-class org's aren't sticking up for lower-class people, E implies that self-interest reigns.
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Aug 2006, 08:24
Yup E
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Aug 2006, 12:51
E it is. Please help with the OA as well.
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 [#permalink] New post 10 Aug 2006, 01:04
Clear winner E.

People join organizations which try to improve the economic ..etc conditions of its members. If middle class elderly people are the only members of senior citizens, it will raise issues concerning seriously disadvantaged elderly people.
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 [#permalink] New post 13 Aug 2006, 02:32
Tossed D and E back and forth and finally settled on (E). The middle class senior citizens bind together to protect their own interests. This substantiates (strenghtens) the authors argument.

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