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# Gloria: Those who advocate tuition tax credits for parents

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Gloria: Those who advocate tuition tax credits for parents whose children attend private schools maintain that people making no use of a government service should not be forced to pay for it. Yet those who choose to buy bottled water rather than drink water from the local supply are not therefore exempt from paying taxes to maintain the local water supply.
Roger: Your argument is illogical. Children are required by law to attend school. Since school attendance is a matter not of choice, but of legal requirement, it is unfair for the government to force some parents to pay for it twice.
Which of the following responses by Gloria would best refute Roger’s charge that her argument is illogical?
(A) Although drinking water is not required by law, it is necessary for all people, and therefore my analogy is appropriate.
(B) Those who can afford the tuition at a high-priced private school can well bear the same tax burden as those whose children attend public schools.
(C) If tuition tax credits are granted, the tax burden on parents who choose public schools will rise to an intolerable level.
(D) The law does not say that parents must send their children to private schools, only that the children must attend some kind of school, whether public or private.
(E) Both bottled water and private schools are luxury items, and it is unfair that some citizens should be able to afford them while others cannot.

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15 Jul 2009, 03:35
IMO D.

A. Roger does not mention the analogy of drinking water. he only addresses the schools as legal requirement

B. out of scope

C. out of scope

D. by POE. refutes Rogers charge and supports Glorias stand. if people do not use govt. services, they should not be made to pay for it. private schools are not required by law, so this weakens Rogers stand.

E. no one disputes the unfairness of affordability

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15 Jul 2009, 04:32
Thx for the explanation but The OA is A..although A is making little sense

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16 Jul 2009, 00:46
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We are asked: Which argument from Gloria would refute Roger's argument?
Hence, we need to find an answer which strengthens what Gloria said.

We need to find out the 'basis' of rejection of Gloria's argument by Roger. The basis is that "since schools are mandatory by law" the comparison is invalid or illogical.

If we can somehow prove that the comparison is valid, then we get the answer that will strengthen Gloria's argument and thereby refute Roger's argument about illogical comparison.

A tells us that there is a valid analogy between water and studies and that is why it is logical to compare both the examples

Last edited by Economist on 16 Jul 2009, 01:55, edited 1 time in total.

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16 Jul 2009, 00:49
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D is not relevant here because it doesnt make difference if a school is public or private. We are only concerned about : What if a school is private and taxes have to be paid?

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16 Jul 2009, 01:17
Hey good explanation Economist.
One Kudo.

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16 Jul 2009, 01:57
sandipchowdhury wrote:
Hey good explanation Economist.
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18 Jul 2009, 09:22
Agree with A
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18 Jul 2009, 12:27
thanks for the explanation...economist!
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20 Jul 2009, 01:35
Grt explanation economist. +1

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21 Jul 2009, 06:49
Clearly A.

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05 Jul 2011, 17:26
Whats wrong with B?

Roger does not say anything about water- so Gloria's reply should counter Roger's on tuition tax credit only?

Can someone explain?

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