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President: My opponents are arguing that my recent tax increase is responsible for our slumping economy. However, they are clearly mistaken. When their party was in power 12 years ago, they raised taxes and the economy did not suffer.

Which of the following, if true, casts the most doubt on the president’sassertion?

A. The current tax increase is smaller than the tax increase enacted 12 years ago.
B. Over half the population supported the tax increase 12 years ago but only a third support the current increase.
C. Most economic indicators show the current state of the economy to be similar to the state of the economy 12 years ago.
D. Twelve years ago a housing boom offset any negative impact the tax increase had on the economy.
E. The president’s party has only been in power for two years after 12 years of opposition control of the government.

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Re: President: My opponents are arguing that my recent tax increase is res [#permalink]

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A. does not weaken
B. people's support doesn't mean economy did not suffer
C. if anything, this statement is a strengthener.
D. correct answer
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President: My opponents are arguing that my recent tax increase is responsible for our slumping economy. However, they are clearly mistaken. When their party was in power 12 years ago, they raised taxes and the economy did not suffer.

Which of the following, if true, casts the most doubt on the president’sassertion?

A. The current tax increase is smaller than the tax increase enacted 12 years ago.
B. Over half the population supported the tax increase 12 years ago but only a third support the current increase.
C. Most economic indicators show the current state of the economy to be similar to the state of the economy 12 years ago.
D. Twelve years ago a housing boom offset any negative impact the tax increase had on the economy.
E. The president’s party has only been in power for two years after 12 years of opposition control of the government.

The president provides agalogy between now and 12 years ago in the situation,but choice D provides the reason why the economy did not suffer 12 years ago but is likely to suffer now.

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Re: President: My opponents are arguing that my recent tax increase is res [#permalink]

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President: My opponents are arguing that my recent tax increase is responsible for our slumping economy. However, they are clearly mistaken. When their party was in power 12 years ago, they raised taxes and the economy did not suffer.

Which of the following, if true, casts the most doubt on the president’sassertion?


A. The current tax increase is smaller than the tax increase enacted 12 years ago.
this one adds even more confusion...if the increase is smaller..then shouldn't be unsatisfied people...

B. Over half the population supported the tax increase 12 years ago but only a third support the current increase.
who supports the increase is out of scope.

C. Most economic indicators show the current state of the economy to be similar to the state of the economy 12 years ago.
if it's similar, then there should not be any negative claims...

D. Twelve years ago a housing boom offset any negative impact the tax increase had on the economy.
aha..so twelve years ago, the tax increase was not felt as it is now...possible correct answer.

E. The president’s party has only been in power for two years after 12 years of opposition control of the government.
this clearly has nothing to do with the argument.


D seems to be the best answer.
Re: President: My opponents are arguing that my recent tax increase is res   [#permalink] 08 Mar 2017, 16:11
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