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# Commissioner: Budget forecasters project a revenue shortfall

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02 May 2013, 02:03
We will be able to solve the problem we face, therefore, only if we adopt this plan.

The word "only" was the trigger for me to choose b.

Since there is no feasible way to increase the available funds, our only choice is to decrease expenditures. The plan before you outlines feasible cuts that would yield savings of a billion dollars over the coming fiscal year.

Notice the use of feasible twice. So cant it be safely assumed that requisite feasibility studies have been conducted and it is not taking for granted that that there is no way to raise the funds? Thereby making it easy to rule out e?
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04 Sep 2013, 07:55
A) relies on information that is far from certain no proof in the passage rearding this
(B) confuses being an adequate solution with being a required solution.
(C) inappropriately relies on the opinions of experts.no proof that reliance is inappropriate
(D) inappropriately employs language that is vague. can never be a reason of flaw
(E) takes for granted that there is no way to increase available funds. Its a fact that is mentioend, cant challenge the premise

only left is B, very confusing though otherwise.
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B for me as well.
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10 Aug 2016, 11:07
prasannar wrote:
Commissioner: Budget forecasters project a revenue shortfall of a billion dollars in the coming fiscal year. Since there is no feasible way to increase the available funds, our only choice is to decrease expenditures. The plan before you outlines feasible cuts that would yield savings of a billion dollars over the coming fiscal year. We will be able to solve the problem we face, therefore, only if we adopt this plan.

This reasoning in the commissioner's argument is flawed because this argument

(A) relies on information that is far from certain
(B) confuses being an adequate solution with being a required solution
(C) inappropriately relies on the opinions of experts
(D) inappropriately employs language that is vague
(E) takes for granted that there is no way to increase available funds

B for me.

Explanation: Here the forecast is a Billion Dollar shortfall and the plan outlined is for expenditure cuts that would yield exactly billion dollars, where either of those might differ. The assumption is that the cuts are absolutely necessary to overcome the shortfall. Hence, the commissioner is confused for the expenditure cuts as a definitely required solution rather than being an adequate solution.
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22 Oct 2016, 21:36
prasannar wrote:
Commissioner: Budget forecasters project a revenue shortfall of a billion dollars in the coming fiscal year. Since there is no feasible way to increase the available funds, our only choice is to decrease expenditures. The plan before you outlines feasible cuts that would yield savings of a billion dollars over the coming fiscal year. We will be able to solve the problem we face, therefore, only if we adopt this plan.

This reasoning in the commissioner's argument is flawed because this argument

(A) relies on information that is far from certain
(B) confuses being an adequate solution with being a required solution
(C) inappropriately relies on the opinions of experts
(D) inappropriately employs language that is vague
(E) takes for granted that there is no way to increase available funds

So we all agree to have the choices down to B & E.
Thought process
Revenue forecast drop of billion dollars
Cuts will yield savings to offset the problem
This is one plan , other plans may involve finding root cause of forecast of a drop and solve the problem.
without ruling out other possibilities , author says this is the only solution
Re: Commissioner: Budget forecasters project a revenue shortfall   [#permalink] 22 Oct 2016, 21:36

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