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Candidate for governor: The outgoing governor and his

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Candidate for governor: The outgoing governor and his administration have made a mess of our state’s tax laws. Although they have offered necessary tax cuts to small business, they have so complicated and increased personal income taxes that it is almost better financially to be unemployed than to own a business.

Incumbent governor: On the contrary, the changes to the tax code my administration and I have made have undoubtedly brought new business to our state, thereby increasing overall prosperity. In fact, last year alone three major new manufacturing plants began operations.

The incumbent governor’s response to the candidate’s criticism is flawed because it .

A. assumes that new manufacturing plants will contribute significantly to revenues in the state.
b. does not assign a dollar amount to the relationship between tax incentives and the attraction of new business.
C. fails to address the candidate’s concern about the tax burden placed on the individual.
D. denies the candidate’s accusation without providing evidence for an alternative conclusion.
E. perpetuates the unfounded assumption that the state will prosper if new business is encouraged.

OA is C
I understand why C is correct.
But what is wrong with D? Do the words On the contrary (underlined in the argument above) not indicate that candidate's accusation is denied? And evidence for alternative conclusion would deal with personal taxes on individuals . does this not make D acceptable too?

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01 Oct 2011, 14:34
I picked C because:
The candidate for governor talked about 2 issues:
2-Personal income tax laws are a mess
And the incumbent governor only addressed point No.1 and provided evidence that the tax cuts for small business worked.
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28 Jan 2012, 08:51
IMO D is incorrect because, Although the present governor denies the other candidate's accusation, he still does provide evidence for an alternate conclusion by saying that "I have made have undoubtedly brought new business to our state, thereby increasing overall prosperity. In fact, last year alone three major new manufacturing plants began operations."

D. denies the candidate’s accusation without providing evidence for an alternative conclusion.
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28 Jan 2012, 10:41
I choose C.
It cannot be D because the incumbent governor provides an evidence for an alternative conclusion by saying that his policies have attracted new businesses etc..
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