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By awkwardly trying to match the concerns of a Democrat with the means of a parsimonious Republican, Bush ended up with an incoherent philosophy that might be dubbed Reaganomics with a human face. We can infer that

(A) Reaganomics was inhuman and Bush wants to change it.
(B) Republicans are poor while Democrats have wider concerns.
(C) Democrats are not parsimonious.
(D) Democrats seem more liberal.
(E) Republican and Democrats have inimical policies.

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20 Mar 2007, 23:42
Reminds me of SAT... all those abstruse words...

I'd go with E...

"incoherent" seems to be the key here.

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21 Mar 2007, 13:39
This is definitely E. The only thing that can be infered.

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21 Mar 2007, 18:24
E me too

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21 Mar 2007, 20:12
E is the only option that does not conclude more than what is given in the argument..

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21 Mar 2007, 22:34
Put on your thinking hats again...
The OA is not E

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22 Mar 2007, 03:22
Little lost on this I guess C

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22 Mar 2007, 06:51
yea it has to be C

if you are matching concerns of a democrats with a parsimonious republican you are inferring that the democrat is not parsimonious because you need to combine them to make Bush's philosophy

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22 Mar 2007, 10:14
GMAThopeful wrote:
By awkwardly trying to match the concerns of a Democrat with the means of a parsimonious Republican, Bush ended up with an incoherent philosophy that might be dubbed Reaganomics with a human face. We can infer that

(A) Reaganomics was inhuman and Bush wants to change it.
Can't be infered. Bush doesn't want to change anything. He only wants to match the concerns od a Democrat with the means of a Republican.
(B) Republicans are poor while Democrats have wider concerns.
We can not infer that the concerns of Democrats are wider than those of Republicans. There are no data provided about the concerns of Republicans.
(C) Democrats are not parsimonious.
Perhaps it is the answer. Only because Democrats and Republicans are confronted here. And if one is parsimoniuos, then the other must be not parsimonious. Though I think it can not be 100% infered.
(D) Democrats seem more liberal.
can not be infered
(E) Republican and Democrats have inimical policies.

For me E is the best answer, though maybe "inimical" is overstated.

GMAThopeful, do you have an Official Explanation?

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22 Mar 2007, 17:08
What words!!
After searching dictionary time after time, I vote E

BTW, can somebody explain what is the meaning of " that might be dubbed Reaganomics with a human face."? Thanks.

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23 Mar 2007, 00:03
OA is D

OE: "Concerns of a Democrat" and "parsimonious Republican" imply that Democrats are more liberal. Hence, (D).

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23 Mar 2007, 14:23
very very very odd
Can anybody explain it?

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24 Mar 2007, 21:18
GMAThopeful wrote:
OA is D

OE: "Concerns of a Democrat" and "parsimonious Republican" imply that Democrats are more liberal. Hence, (D).

Is the noun "parsimony" used in the sense of liberal vs staunch? Only then can this choice be true.

I don't think this is GMAT quality question. I would suggest we refrain from posting questions that are anything but GMAT quality. I don't mean to cast aspersions on anyone's choice but if you guys look at the comments of folks who have score in high 700 range they all concur that we do a lot of disservice to our GMAT-efforts by wasting time on questions that do not conform to GMAT-standards.

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24 Mar 2007, 23:37
Point taken

Posted the question on forum as I was totally lost and found the question very odd....

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25 Mar 2007, 04:40
By awkwardly trying to match the concerns of a Democrat with the means of a parsimonious Republican, Bush ended up with an incoherent philosophy that might be dubbed Reaganomics with a human face. We can infer that

(A) Reaganomics was inhuman and Bush wants to change it.
(B) Republicans are poor while Democrats have wider concerns. : cant be inferred(C) Democrats are not parsimonious. : Not mentioned
(D) Democrats seem more liberal. no mention in argument
(E) Republican and Democrats have inimical policies

Not a perfect answer but i would go with E

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25 Mar 2007, 04:40
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