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Editor: Many candidates say that if elected they will reduce governmental intrusion into voters’ lives. But voters actually elect politicians who instead promise that the government will provide assistance to solve their most pressing problems.
Governmental assistance, however, costs money, and money can come only from taxes, which can be considered a form of governmental intrusion. Thus, governmental intrusion into the lives of voters will rarely be substantially reduced over
time in a democracy.

Which one of the following, if true, would most strengthen the editor’s argument?

(A) Politicians who win their elections usually keep their campaign promises.

(B) Politicians never promise what they really intend to do once in office.

(C) The most common problems people have are financial problems.

(D) Governmental intrusion into the lives of voters is no more burdensome in nondemocratic countries than it is in democracies.

(E) Politicians who promise to do what they actually believe ought to be done are rarely elected.

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broall wrote:
Editor: Many candidates say that if elected they will reduce governmental intrusion into voters’ lives. But voters actually elect politicians who instead promise that the government will provide assistance to solve their most pressing problems.
Governmental assistance, however, costs money, and money can come only from taxes, which can be considered a form of governmental intrusion. Thus, governmental intrusion into the lives of voters will rarely be substantially reduced over
time in a democracy.

Which one of the following, if true, would most strengthen the editor’s argument?

(A) Politicians who win their elections usually keep their campaign promises:If this happens>then Govt will provide assistance>more taxes>more intrusion

(B) Politicians never promise what they really intend to do once in office.

(C) The most common problems people have are financial problems.

(D) Governmental intrusion into the lives of voters is no more burdensome in nondemocratic countries than it is in democracies.

(E) Politicians who promise to do what they actually believe ought to be done are rarely elected.

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A strengthens the argument

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Imo B as well . Campaign promise is never to provide more assistance

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KS15 wrote:
broall wrote:
Editor: Many candidates say that if elected they will reduce governmental intrusion into voters’ lives. But voters actually elect politicians who instead promise that the government will provide assistance to solve their most pressing problems.
Governmental assistance, however, costs money, and money can come only from taxes, which can be considered a form of governmental intrusion. Thus, governmental intrusion into the lives of voters will rarely be substantially reduced over
time in a democracy.

Which one of the following, if true, would most strengthen the editor’s argument?

(A) Politicians who win their elections usually keep their campaign promises:If this happens>then Govt will provide assistance>more taxes>more intrusion

(B) Politicians never promise what they really intend to do once in office.

(C) The most common problems people have are financial problems.

(D) Governmental intrusion into the lives of voters is no more burdensome in nondemocratic countries than it is in democracies.

(E) Politicians who promise to do what they actually believe ought to be done are rarely elected.

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A strengthens the argument

I do agree with the reasoning my choice A.

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A is correct choice bcz voters vote for those who promise to provide govtt assistance.So they will be the ones who would win and keep their promise

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(C) may sound somehow tangential but it is wrong because argument is saying tax is a form of intrusion, so whether people do have financial problem or not, tax will be an intrusion.

Lets say tax is only 1% , still an intrusion
tax is 30% , still an intrusion.

B is actually strengthening the argument.

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KS15 wrote:
broall wrote:
Editor: Many candidates say that if elected they will reduce governmental intrusion into voters’ lives. But voters actually elect politicians who instead promise that the government will provide assistance to solve their most pressing problems.
Governmental assistance, however, costs money, and money can come only from taxes, which can be considered a form of governmental intrusion. Thus, governmental intrusion into the lives of voters will rarely be substantially reduced over
time in a democracy.

Which one of the following, if true, would most strengthen the editor’s argument?

(A) Politicians who win their elections usually keep their campaign promises:If this happens>then Govt will provide assistance>more taxes>more intrusion

(B) Politicians never promise what they really intend to do once in office.

(C) The most common problems people have are financial problems.

(D) Governmental intrusion into the lives of voters is no more burdensome in nondemocratic countries than it is in democracies.

(E) Politicians who promise to do what they actually believe ought to be done are rarely elected.

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A strengthens the argument




Hi, can you please explain how you got option A as answer?
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Editor: Many candidates say that if elected they will reduce governmental intrusion into voters’ lives. But voters actually elect politicians who instead promise that the government will provide assistance to solve their most pressing problems.
Governmental assistance, however, costs money, and money can come only from taxes, which can be considered a form of governmental intrusion. Thus, governmental intrusion into the lives of voters will rarely be substantially reduced over
time in a democracy.

Which one of the following, if true, would most strengthen the editor’s argument?

(A) Politicians who win their elections usually keep their campaign promises:If this happens>then Govt will provide assistance>more taxes>more intrusion

(B) Politicians never promise what they really intend to do once in office.

(C) The most common problems people have are financial problems.

(D) Governmental intrusion into the lives of voters is no more burdensome in nondemocratic countries than it is in democracies.

(E) Politicians who promise to do what they actually believe ought to be done are rarely elected.

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A strengthens the argument



Hi, can you please explain how you got option A as answer?



I have highlighted my explanation in option A for your reference.

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Editor: Many candidates say that if elected they will reduce governmental intrusion into voters’ lives. But voters actually elect politicians who instead promise that the government will provide assistance to solve their most pressing problems.
Governmental assistance, however, costs money, and money can come only from taxes, which can be considered a form of governmental intrusion. Thus, governmental intrusion into the lives of voters will rarely be substantially reduced over
time in a democracy.

Which one of the following, if true, would most strengthen the editor’s argument?

(A) Politicians who win their elections usually keep their campaign promises.

(B) Politicians never promise what they really intend to do once in office.

(C) The most common problems people have are financial problems.

(D) Governmental intrusion into the lives of voters is no more burdensome in nondemocratic countries than it is in democracies.

(E) Politicians who promise to do what they actually believe ought to be done are rarely elected.

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Voters will elect politicians who will provide government assistance to solve pressing problems; government assistance will come at a cost generated from taxes; tax is one kind of intrusion which according to the editor will not substantially be reduced as politicians when elected keep their promise, providing government assistance

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(A) Politicians who win their elections usually keep their campaign promises... Defines the causal relationship required to strengthen author claim

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To solve this question, we should focus on the second sentence.
"But voters actually elect politicians who instead promise that the government will provide assistance to solve their most pressing problems."

Then everything is clear.

(A) Politicians who win their elections usually keep their campaign promises
Politicians who win their elections -> Politicians who promise that goverment will provide assisstance -> Keep their promises -> intrusions reraley reduce.

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