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# With Proposition 13, if you bought your house 11 years ago

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With Proposition 13, if you bought your house 11 years ago for $75,000, your property tax would be approximately$914 a year (1 percent of $75,000 increased by 2 percent each year for 11 years); and if your neighbor bought an identical house next door to you for$200,000 this year, his tax would be $2,000 (1 percent of$200,000). Without Proposition 13, both you and your neighbor would pay $6,000 a year in property taxes (3 percent of$200,000).

Which of the following is the conclusion for which the author most likely is arguing in the passage above?

(A) Proposition 13 is unconstitutional because it imposes an unequal tax on properties of equal value.

(B) If Proposition 13 is repealed, every homeowner is likely to experience a substantial increase in property taxes.

(C) By preventing inflation from driving up property values, Proposition 13 has saved homeowners thousands of dollars in property taxes.

(D) If Proposition 13 is not repealed, identical properties will continue to be taxed at different rates.

(E) Proposition 13 has benefited some homeowners more than others.

IÂ´m between B and D
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13 Dec 2004, 20:36
Proposition 13 offers a 1% taxes on property value.

If proposition 13 is not repealed, property values will be taxed differently,

I will vote for D,
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13 Dec 2004, 22:58
doggita wrote:
should be B.

it is B because the argument is about the change in tax amount with or with out prop 13 but not about tax rates.
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14 Dec 2004, 08:19
anyone has the OA and explanation??
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14 Dec 2004, 12:20
OA is B
14 Dec 2004, 12:20
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