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When poor people rely on public assistance year after year,

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When poor people rely on public assistance year after year, they forget the skills required to obtain a job. Thus, policy specialists recommend such people be given at least a few hours of paid work weekly. To receive public assistance from the government, people must not have worked in the past year

These statements, if true, sustain which of the following conclusions?

A) Government rules for public assistance run counter to efforts to employ people.
B) Putting those on public assistance into a permanent full-time labor program is the only answer to the problem of lost work skills.
C) By working a paid job for at least a few hours a week, poor people can pay their expenses.
D) Poor people will not be required to work a regular job through the eventual development of automation.
E) Poor people cannot survive on governmental public assistance benefits alone.

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I think it should be A, can someone provide an explanation?
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I don't know what was going in my head that I gave cyclic explanation for A. Sorry about the wrong explanation. Yes you are correct !

public assistance + job skills are ---> better.

But to require assistance the person should have not worked in the past year.

So we have contradictory things. Job and public assistance will not go hand in hand. A should be the answer.

Originally posted by nusmavrik on 07 Aug 2010, 08:54.
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New post 07 Aug 2010, 10:12
explanations in my opinion:
Policy specialists: people should work at minimum of some few hours for skill retention.
Government position: people must not have worked in the past to receive public assistance.

Government policy attempts to run counter to that of policy specialists, who intend to
help the poor by recommending that they work some few hours.

Option A captures that clearly... further explanations would be appreciated.
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A for me. reasons already explained.
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as explaind above
A is correct.
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gmatbull wrote:
When poor people rely on public assistance year after year, they forget the skills required to obtain a job. Thus, policy specialists recommend such people be given at least a few hours of paid work weekly. To receive public assistance from the government, people must not have worked in the past year

These statements, if true, sustain which of the following conclusions?

A) Government rules for public assistance run counter to efforts to employ people.
B) Putting those on public assistance into a permanent full-time labor program is the only answer to the problem of lost work skills.
C) By working a paid job for at least a few hours a week, poor people can pay their expenses.
D) Poor people will not be required to work a regular job through the eventual development of automation.
E) Poor people cannot survive on governmental public assistance benefits alone.


What's the source of the question?

I got confused between A and E. But then eventually chose E. Here's why.

Government rules for public assistance run counter to EFFORTS TO EMPLOY PEOPLE.

There has been no information about the EFFORTS TO EMPLOY PEOPLE. It just says that poor people dependent on public assistance forget skills to get a full time job.
Experts please chip in. I don't really think A qualifies as the answer. mikemcgarry Please help
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Re: When poor people rely on public assistance year after year, [#permalink]

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New post 03 Aug 2017, 19:53
"Thus, policy specialists recommend
1>such people be given at least a few hours of paid work weekly.
2>To receive public assistance from the government, people must not have worked in the past year"

are these two not the part of recommendation as opposed to second statement considered as government position by some of the posts above.
I agree with ShashankDave . We are not aware of government's effort to employ people.
If we assume recommendation from specialists to be true, choice E is what I feel is correct
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