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# The Elk City garbage dumps are so full that Elk City has been forced t

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The Elk City garbage dumps are so full that Elk City has been forced to pay a large sum to Caribou City to accept much of Elk City’s garbage. The Elk City mayor has proposed paying for this garbage relocation by imposing a tax on manufacturing businesses in Elk City. MegaCorp, the largest manufacturing business in the area, protests that this tax is unfair because businesses should not have to pay for a garbage problem that has been created by homeowners.

Which of the following, if true, most weakens MegaCorp’s argument?

A. MegaCorp already pays more than \$10,000 per year in taxes and fees to Elk City.
B. MegaCorp employs more than 60 percent of the employed residents of Elk City.
C. A recycling program would address the garbage problem more effectively by reducing the overall quantity of waste.
D. MegaCorp’s manufacturing processes produce more than 90 percent of the total waste that goes into Elk City’s garbage dumps.
E. Caribou City is happy to receive the extra garbage because the fees it collects from Elk City have helped to address a shortfall in education funding.

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23 Feb 2017, 23:42
straight D , as megacorp comp. make a huge portion of the total city garbage so its protest is meaningless
a 500 level que.
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24 Feb 2017, 02:42
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straight D , as megacorp comp. make a huge portion of the total city garbage so its protest is meaningless
a 500 level que.

agree ! this is too easy a question to be 600 level!
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01 May 2017, 07:52
The Elk City garbage dumps are so full that Elk City has been forced to pay a large sum to Caribou City to accept much of Elk City???s garbage. The Elk City mayor has proposed paying for this garbage relocation by imposing a tax on manufacturing businesses in Elk City. MegaCorp, the largest manufacturing business in the area, protests that this tax is unfair because businesses should not have to pay for a garbage problem that has been created by homeowners.

Which of the following, if true, most weakens MegaCorp???s argument?

A. MegaCorp already pays more than \$10,000 per year in taxes and fees to Elk City.
B. MegaCorp employs more than 60 percent of the employed residents of Elk City.
C. A recycling program would address the garbage problem more effectively by reducing the overall quantity of waste.
D. MegaCorp???s manufacturing processes produce more than 90 percent of the total waste that goes into Elk City???s garbage dumps.
E. Caribou City is happy to receive the extra garbage because the fees it collects from Elk City have helped to address a shortfall in education funding.
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09 May 2017, 10:10
A. MegaCorp already pays more than \$10,000 per year in taxes and fees to Elk City.Incorrect
B. MegaCorp employs more than 60 percent of the employed residents of Elk City. May be
C. A recycling program would address the garbage problem more effectively by reducing the overall quantity of waste. Incorrect
D. MegaCorp’s manufacturing processes produce more than 90 percent of the total waste that goes into Elk City’s garbage dumps. Correct
E. Caribou City is happy to receive the extra garbage because the fees it collects from Elk City have helped to address a shortfall in education funding. Incorrect

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