It is currently 19 Oct 2017, 13:36

### GMAT Club Daily Prep

#### Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

# Events & Promotions

###### Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

# Fares on the city-run public buses in Greenville are

Author Message
Director
Joined: 20 Apr 2005
Posts: 584

Kudos [?]: 280 [0], given: 0

Fares on the city-run public buses in Greenville are [#permalink]

### Show Tags

07 Jun 2005, 17:15
00:00

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

0% (00:00) correct 0% (00:00) wrong based on 0 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

19. Fares on the city-run public buses in Greenville are subsidized by city tax revenues, but among the beneficiaries of the low fares are many people who commute from outside the city to jobs in Greenville. Some city councilors argue that city taxes should be used primarily to benefit the people who pay them, and therefore that bus fares should be raised enough to cover the cost of the service.

Each of the following, if true, would weaken the argument advanced by the city councilors EXCEPT:

(A) Many businesses whose presence in the city is beneficial to the cityâ€™s taxpayers would relocate outside the city if public-transit fare were more expensive.
(B) By providing commuters with economic incentives to drive to work, higher transit fares would worsen air pollution in Greenville and increase the cost of maintaining the cityâ€™s streets.
(C) Increasing transit fares would disadvantage those residents of the city whose low incomes make them exempt from city taxes, and all city councilors agree that these residents should be able to take advantage of city-run services.
(D) Voters in the city, many of whom benefit from the low transit fares, are strongly opposed to increasing local taxes.
(E) People who work in Greenville and earn wages above the nationally mandated minimum all pay the city wage tax of 5 percent.

Kudos [?]: 280 [0], given: 0

Director
Joined: 05 Jan 2005
Posts: 555

Kudos [?]: 23 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

08 Jun 2005, 08:34
Straight (D)

Kudos [?]: 23 [0], given: 0

Senior Manager
Joined: 13 Jan 2005
Posts: 330

Kudos [?]: 3 [0], given: 12

### Show Tags

08 Jun 2005, 08:41
D it is.

GA

Kudos [?]: 3 [0], given: 12

SVP
Joined: 05 Apr 2005
Posts: 1708

Kudos [?]: 94 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

08 Jun 2005, 19:58
clear D, which is about increasing taxes where as the argument is about increasing bus fares. D has nothing to do with the passage.

Kudos [?]: 94 [0], given: 0

Manager
Joined: 21 Apr 2005
Posts: 163

Kudos [?]: 4 [0], given: 0

Location: Atlanta , GA

### Show Tags

08 Jun 2005, 20:05
"D"

Kudos [?]: 4 [0], given: 0

GMAT Club Legend
Joined: 07 Jul 2004
Posts: 5034

Kudos [?]: 437 [0], given: 0

Location: Singapore

### Show Tags

08 Jun 2005, 20:14
(A) Many businesses whose presence in the city is beneficial to the cityâ€™s taxpayers would relocate outside the city if public-transit fare were more expensive.
- would weaken argument

(B) By providing commuters with economic incentives to drive to work, higher transit fares would worsen air pollution in Greenville and increase the cost of maintaining the cityâ€™s streets.
- weakens argument

(C) Increasing transit fares would disadvantage those residents of the city whose low incomes make them exempt from city taxes, and all city councilors agree that these residents should be able to take advantage of city-run services.
- weakens argument

(D) Voters in the city, many of whom benefit from the low transit fares, are strongly opposed to increasing local taxes.

(E) People who work in Greenville and earn wages above the nationally mandated minimum all pay the city wage tax of 5 percent.
- weakens argument

D it is.

Kudos [?]: 437 [0], given: 0

Director
Joined: 20 Apr 2005
Posts: 584

Kudos [?]: 280 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

10 Jun 2005, 17:20
The OA is D.

Kudos [?]: 280 [0], given: 0

Display posts from previous: Sort by

# Fares on the city-run public buses in Greenville are

 Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group | Emoji artwork provided by EmojiOne Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.