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# Aroca City

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15 Jul 2009, 08:56
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Aroca City currently funds its public schools through taxes on property. In place of this
system, the city plans to introduce a sales tax of three percent on all retail sales in the city.
Critics protest that three percent of current retail sales falls short of the amount
raised for schools by property taxes
. The critics are correct on this point. Nevertheless,
implementing the plan will probably not reduce the money going to Aroca’s schools.
Several large retailers have selected Aroca City as the site for huge new stores, and these
are certain to draw large numbers of shoppers from neighboring municipalities, where
sales are taxed at rates of six percent and more. In consequence, retail sales in Aroca
City are bound to increase substantially
.

In the argument given, the two potions in boldface play which of the following roles?
A. The first is an objection that has been raised against a certain plan; the second is a
prediction that, if accurate, undermines the force of that objection.
B. The first is a criticism, endorsed by the argument, of a funding plan; the second is
a point the argument makes in favor of adopting an alternative plan.
C. The first is a criticism, endorsed by the argument, of a funding plan; the second is
the main reason cited by the argument for its endorsement of the criticism.
D. The first is a claim that the argument seeks to refute; the second is the main point
used by the argument to show that the claim is false.
E. The first is a claim that the argument accepts with certain reservations; the second
presents that claim in a rewarding that is not subject to those reservations.

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15 Jul 2009, 09:16
E.OA?
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15 Jul 2009, 13:00
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Aroca City currently funds its public schools through taxes on property. In place of this
system, the city plans to introduce a sales tax of three percent on all retail sales in the city.
Critics protest that three percent of current retail sales falls short of the amount
raised for schools by property taxes
. The critics are correct on this point. Nevertheless,
implementing the plan will probably not reduce the money going to Aroca’s schools.
Several large retailers have selected Aroca City as the site for huge new stores, and these
are certain to draw large numbers of shoppers from neighboring municipalities, where
sales are taxed at rates of six percent and more. In consequence, retail sales in Aroca
City are bound to increase substantially
.

In the argument given, the two potions in boldface play which of the following roles?
A. The first is an objection that has been raised against a certain plan; the second is a
prediction that, if accurate, undermines the force of that objection.

This is maybe - it reads that the critics dont think the tax will be enough, but the author suggests that with the massive number of people coming to shop the revenue from the tax will be enough even with the lower tax rate.

B. The first is a criticism, endorsed by the argument, of a funding plan; the second is
a point the argument makes in favor of adopting an alternative plan.

No alternate plan given.

C. The first is a criticism, endorsed by the argument, of a funding plan; the second is
the main reason cited by the argument for its endorsement of the criticism.

NO.
D. The first is a claim that the argument seeks to refute; the second is the main point
used by the argument to show that the claim is false.

Maybe. Second part does try to show how the lower rate could be enough.

E. The first is a claim that the argument accepts with certain reservations; the second
presents that claim in a rewarding that is not subject to those reservations.

I dont think the critics accepts it one bit (not mentioned).

I pick A. D is maybe BUT saying the claim is false is too strong. A however shows that the argument will reduce the force of the claim by proving that the sales will be enough to be at least the level of money the school is getting now.
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16 Jul 2009, 02:28
IMO A.
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16 Jul 2009, 02:39
I find A better than D.
What is the OA?
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16 Jul 2009, 03:43
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IMO A

A. The first is an objection that has been raised against a certain plan; the second is a prediction that, if accurate, undermines the force of that objection. - Correct
B. The first is a criticism, endorsed by the argument, of a funding plan; the second is a point the argument makes in favor of adopting an alternative plan. -No alternative plan given by 2nd
C. The first is a criticism, endorsed by the argument, of a funding plan; the second is the main reason cited by the argument for its endorsement of the criticism. -2nd is not the main reason for the criticism mentioned in 1st. Instead its weakening the criticism
D. The first is a claim that the argument seeks to refute; the second is the main point used by the argument to show that the claim is false. -Argument is not refuting the 1st point. This is evident when writer says "The critics are correct on this point"
E. The first is a claim that the argument accepts with certain reservations; the second presents that claim in a rewarding that is not subject to those reservations.-Argument accepting 1st without any reservations. This is evident when writer says "The critics are correct on this point"
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20 Jul 2009, 02:55
IMO A, since the author agrees that "The critics are correct on this point." therefore " argument to show that the claim is false" in option D is incorrect.
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20 Jul 2009, 11:12
E>>>since is a claim that the argument accepts with certain reservations and even the second part represent the para structure
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20 Jul 2009, 11:33
add me to A as well
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21 Jul 2009, 01:44
@arvs212: Para 1 doesnt appear to be a claim since "Critics 'protest' that three ..." it appears to be an objection.
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21 Jul 2009, 09:26
IMO A.

E is not correct because of the posted reasoning:

"E. The first is a claim that the argument accepts with certain reservations; the second presents that claim in a rewarding that is not subject to those reservations.-Argument accepting 1st without any reservations. This is evident when writer says "The critics are correct on this point"
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21 Jul 2009, 17:02
I agree with A , explanation already provided

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