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Governor Kipling, in responding to reports that many of his constituen

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Governor Kipling, in responding to reports that many of his constituents were calling for his ouster, told reporters: "My critics charge me with drastically exacerbating our state's unemployment problems. By raising corporate taxes, they claim, I single-handedly forced many labor-intensive industries to move out of the state. What they fail to realize, however, is that my purpose in increasing the corporate income tax was to raise revenues to fund a statewide jobs program. The remarks I made two years ago before the legislature would bear me out if my detractors could hold their tongues long enough to read the Official Journal. But they prefer to persecute me for wanting to create jobs and ease our state's economic woes."

Which of the following, if true, would be the best counter to the Governor's argument?

A) There is no guarantee that a statewide jobs program would be effective in reducing unemployment.
B) The number of jobs created by a statewide jobs program would not offset the number of jobs lost as a result of the tax hike.
C) The Governor's constituents want to oust him because of the effects, not the intent, of the tax hike.
D) The Governor's claim about the intent of his tax hike is impossible to verify.
E) Raising taxes is not an effective way of creating jobs in industry.

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New post 28 Jul 2018, 08:14
I took B. I have no idea of why its wrong and how C is correct. OE please
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New post 29 Jul 2018, 12:06
Okay the only reason I can see why the answer is C is because C bypasses all arguments; therefore it's the best. The fact is he rationalizing unemployment rate currently, we kinda assuming it has gotten worst. Doesn't matter what he was trying to do, they want to oust him cause it caused unemployment.

B is a solid choice and I made the same mistake, but at least the mayor has a valid argument that he did create jobs. You can't come back from C.
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New post 29 Jul 2018, 19:13
Can someone please explain this tricky question? Is this a CR question accurate to the real test? Kaplan explanation is not very good...
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New post 02 Aug 2018, 01:54
mikemcgarry, GMATNinja : Could you please help with this one. I am not clear as to how Choice C is correct answer.
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