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Hector: Government welfare programs are much less efficient than

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19 May 2019, 08:13
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Hector: Government welfare programs are much less efficient than private charities. Since people donate more to charities when they have more, income tax rates should be decreased so as to increase benefits to those now served by government welfare programs.

Andromache: Income tax rates should be reduced so as to leave taxpayers with more disposable income. This in turn will lead to greater spending and investment, which will stimulate our stagnant economy by making increased production more profitable.

Which of the following best describes the logical relationship between the two arguments above?

A. They endorse the same course of action for different purposes.

B. They endorse different courses of action intended to achieve the same goal.

C. The effects that they argue will follow from decreasing income tax rates are contradictory.

D. They disagree over the fundamental purpose behind the government's taxation of personal income.

E. Andromache provides additional evidence for Hector's claim that reducing income tax rates will benefit people now served by national welfare programs.
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19 May 2019, 10:07
gmat1393 wrote:
Hector: Government welfare programs are much less efficient than private charities. Since people donate more to charities when they have more, income tax rates should be decreased so as to increase benefits to those now served by government welfare programs.

Andromache: Income tax rates should be reduced so as to leave taxpayers with more disposable income. This in turn will lead to greater spending and investment, which will stimulate our stagnant economy by making increased production more profitable.

Which of the following best describes the logical relationship between the two arguments above?

A. They endorse the same course of action for different purposes.

B. They endorse different courses of action intended to achieve the same goal.

C. The effects that they argue will follow from decreasing income tax rates are contradictory.

D. They disagree over the fundamental purpose behind the government's taxation of personal income.

E. Andromache provides additional evidence for Hector's claim that reducing income tax rates will benefit people now served by national welfare programs.

I think the answer is C .

The aftereffects of the decreasing income tax rates are contradictory.
Hector says that since people donate more when they have more , thus decreasing income tax will lead to increase benefits served by government charities.
On the other hand, Andromache says decrease in income tax will lead to more disposable income which in turn will strengthen stagnant economy.

Please let me know if I’m wrong.
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24 Jun 2019, 21:51
MofeBhatia wrote:
gmat1393 wrote:
Hector: Government welfare programs are much less efficient than private charities. Since people donate more to charities when they have more, income tax rates should be decreased so as to increase benefits to those now served by government welfare programs.

Andromache: Income tax rates should be reduced so as to leave taxpayers with more disposable income. This in turn will lead to greater spending and investment, which will stimulate our stagnant economy by making increased production more profitable.

Which of the following best describes the logical relationship between the two arguments above?

A. They endorse the same course of action for different purposes.

B. They endorse different courses of action intended to achieve the same goal.

C. The effects that they argue will follow from decreasing income tax rates are contradictory.

D. They disagree over the fundamental purpose behind the government's taxation of personal income.

E. Andromache provides additional evidence for Hector's claim that reducing income tax rates will benefit people now served by national welfare programs.

I think the answer is C .

The aftereffects of the decreasing income tax rates are contradictory.
Hector says that since people donate more when they have more , thus decreasing income tax will lead to increase benefits served by government charities.
On the other hand, Andromache says decrease in income tax will lead to more disposable income which in turn will strengthen stagnant economy.

Please let me know if I’m wrong.
Thanks

Well, the problem with the answer choice is that the after effects are not "contradictory" to these each. Andromache believes reducing income tax would cause spending to increase. While hector believe reducing income tax would cause people to give more, hence increasing their spending! I definitely considered C, but felt as A was the right choice because both are endorsing the same course of action (reducing income tax) for different purposes (help people served under welfare programs vs stimulating a stagnating economy)
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