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# The State Constitution bans the legislature from reducing

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20 Jun 2010, 14:46
Would go for E as negation of it will not even permit governor to use veto power and thus the "only discussed" words in arguement will not hold true, weakening the arguement.

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02 Jul 2010, 03:35
I can bet it's B as bibha has pointed out - the new pension prog mustn't be a part of the benefit package because if it is then there is no question of state legislature not agreeing to it because the State Constitution does not allow otherwise. Only when it is not a part of the benefits is there a possiblity of it being shot down.

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07 Jan 2013, 22:41
Answer (C) is the correct choice. Legislature support means it is not the obstacle for the pension program. That leaves governor as probable obstacle for the pension program.
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07 Jan 2013, 23:27
abhi758 wrote:
The State Constitution bans the legislature from reducing the benefit package of the state and local workers during their employment, but it does allow improvement of the package. Thus, the governor’s veto power remains as the only possible obstacle to the new pension enhancement program for recently hired public school teachers.

The author of the argument is assuming which of the following?

(A) The governor wants to reduce the benefit of the package
(B) The new pension program is not part of the benefit package
(C) The legislature supports the new pension program
(D) The governor will probably veto the new pension program
(E) The State Constitution permits the governor to reduce the benefit package of employees during their employment

Kindly justify the option you choose.. OA will be posted shortly..

When an assumption is needed there is something that doesn't logically follow from the argument. But to make the argument valid something has to be considered true or in other words we make an assumption

The clue to answering this question is in the words "remains as the only possible obstacle". It is something that doesn't follow from the argument but it has to be consistent with the argument. So you include the assumption which in this case is given by choice C. Only when the author assumes that the legislature supports the program can he say that the only possible obstacle to the program is the governor's veto power.
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09 Jan 2013, 04:46
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The State Constitution bans the legislature from reducing the benefit package of the state and local workers during their employment, but it does allow improvement of the package. Thus, the governor’s veto power remains as the only possible obstacle to the new pension enhancement program for recently hired public school teachers.

The author of the argument is assuming which of the following?

(A) The governor wants to reduce the benefit of the package
Wrong Out of scope since we talk about an improvement of the benefits.
(B) The new pension program is not part of the benefit package
Wrong The author assumes that the package is part of the benefit package. Otherwise the first sentence would make no sense.
(C) The legislature supports the new pension program
Correct If the legislature would not support the programm it would the other obstacle besides the possible veto of the governor. The latter would thus not be the ONLY obstacle.
(D) The governor will probably veto the new pension program
Wrong There has to be the possibility that the govenor vetos the upgrade. "Possible" inferes a liklehood which is irellevant. Further there could be other obstacles, like the rest of the legislature.
(E) The State Constitution permits the governor to reduce the benefit package of employees during their employment
Wrong Out of scope since we are talking about an enhancement and not an reduction of benefits.
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31 May 2015, 08:17
Ya it looks like C as it states that only obstacle
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The State Constitution bans the legislature from reducing [#permalink]

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19 Jul 2015, 20:43
Confused between C & D

Please provide the OA & the source.

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21 Sep 2015, 12:21
I couldn't get the right answer in the first time. But after knowing that OA is C, it makes sense.

As per the argument,the SC bans L from 'reducing' some benefits package. But improvements (or enhancements) are allowed.
We have 2 powerful bodies in the argument.
1. Legislature
2. Governed
Since, argument mentions that Governor is the only bad guy, implies Legislature favors the 'improvement' or enhancement. This piece was however not stated and must be the assumption.

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18 Oct 2015, 08:27
whuannou wrote:

B/w C and E, I would choose E by process of elimination.

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21 Dec 2015, 06:11
abhi758 wrote:
The State Constitution bans the legislature from reducing the benefit package of the state and local workers during their employment, but it does allow improvement of the package. Thus, the governor’s veto power remains as the only possible obstacle to the new pension enhancement program for recently hired public school teachers.

The author of the argument is assuming which of the following?

(A) The governor wants to reduce the benefit of the package
(B) The new pension program is not part of the benefit package
(C) The legislature supports the new pension program
(D) The governor will probably veto the new pension program
(E) The State Constitution permits the governor to reduce the benefit package of employees during their employment

Kindly justify the option you choose.. OA will be posted shortly..

daagh can you please comment on this question? OA has not been posted.

I chose option B.
The author says that governor's veto power is the only obstacle. if pension program is a part of the benefit package, then the conclusion that only governor has a veto power falls apart.

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27 Dec 2015, 22:26
"C" says the legislature supports the new pension program which leaves us with only one option that the Governor's veto power is the only obstacle.If we negate this that the legislature does not support then the negated answer choice goes against the conclusion.In "B" even if its not part of the benefit package still the governor's veto power can be an obstacle.Moreover "b" is not a necessary assumption.
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09 Apr 2016, 05:00
Reason: If the pension program is already the part of "Benefit Program" then it will not be the hurdle for the governer, because benefit program is already approved by the State Legislature. Hence, it should not be the part of benefit program

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30 Jul 2016, 14:16
(C) The legislature supports the new pension program
The governor's veto is the ONLY obstacle as per the argument, so legislature obviously supports it.

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10 Aug 2016, 02:18
I go with C

Conclusion is only governor can stop the pension plan.
Only c states why governor has to stop it .. Since the legislation is planing to implement, governor's veto power is needed to stop that plan.

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25 Aug 2016, 02:40
My POE
A. Since the governor stands against the new pension program he obviously is in favour of reducing the benefit package
B.That is already indirectly inferred from the argument
C.The legislature allows improvement of package and bans reducing the benefit so it means it supports the program inferred
D.It is against the conclusion
E.Out of scope

so my Option will be A

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