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# Letter to the editor: The Senate recently voted to keep the

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Letter to the editor: The Senate recently voted to keep the estate tax, a levy imposed on the transfer of property of the estate of a deceased person to a living person or organization. The primary argument in favor of the estate tax is that it is a necessary component of a system of progressive taxation. Not only is this argument faulty, but the estate tax is also lousy for the economy. Primarily, the estate tax directly penalizes savings and investment, two activities that are vital to create and sustain jobs. Furthermore, the estate tax undermines a strong work ethic by devaluing the link between work and reward.

In the letter to the editor, the two sections in boldface play which of the following roles?
The first is a fact in support of the author’s position; the second is that position.

The first is a consideration that the author argues is irrelevant; the second is a consideration in support of the author’s argument.

The first is an assumption that contradicts the author’s position; the second is a premise in support of the author’s position.

The first is a conclusion that stands in opposition to the author’s position; the second is the author’s position.

The first is a premise that clarifies the author’s position; the second is a prediction that the author believes will hold true.

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21 May 2008, 09:55
bepositive wrote:
Letter to the editor: The Senate recently voted to keep the estate tax, a levy imposed on the transfer of property of the estate of a deceased person to a living person or organization. The primary argument in favor of the estate tax is that it is a necessary component of a system of progressive taxation. Not only is this argument faulty, but the estate tax is also lousy for the economy. Primarily, the estate tax directly penalizes savings and investment, two activities that are vital to create and sustain jobs. Furthermore, the estate tax undermines a strong work ethic by devaluing the link between work and reward.

In the letter to the editor, the two sections in boldface play which of the following roles?
The first is a fact in support of the author’s position; the second is that position.

The first is a consideration that the author argues is irrelevant; the second is a consideration in support of the author’s argument.

The first is an assumption that contradicts the author’s position; the second is a premise in support of the author’s position.

The first is a conclusion that stands in opposition to the author’s position; the second is the author’s position.

The first is a premise that clarifies the author’s position; the second is a prediction that the author believes will hold true.

(1) it is a necessary component of a system of progressive taxation.
(2) the estate tax is also lousy for the economy.

The first few sentences bring the read to the main point by giving background information. Then the author rejects position (1), and points out his position (2), and explain why he does so.

Only D works for me.
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21 May 2008, 10:14
D too
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21 May 2008, 11:54
D for me as well..
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21 May 2008, 18:02
This one is brutal.
After deliberating for more than 2 min , I chose D.
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21 May 2008, 18:26
C for me!
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21 May 2008, 20:54
D would be the most suitable choice. I pray to god that such complicated passages don't end up on my test screen on G-Day. It would be too time consuming to get past such a dry question.
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21 May 2008, 21:12
Yes i will also go for D.
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