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While Governor Verdant has been in office, the stateâ€™s budget has increased by an average of 6 percent each year. While the previous governor was in office, the stateâ€™s budget increased by an average of 11.5 percent each year. Obviously, the austere budgets during Governor Verdantâ€™s term have caused the slowdown in the growth in state spending.
Which of the following, if true, would most seriously weaken the conclusion drawn above?
(A) The rate of inflation in the state averaged 10 percent each year during the previous governorâ€™s term in office and 3 percent each year during Verdantâ€™s term.
(B) Both federal and state income tax rates have been lowered considerably during Verdantâ€™s term in office.
(C) In each year of Verdantâ€™s term in office, the stateâ€™s budget has shown some increase in spending over the previous year.
(D) During Verdantâ€™s term in office, the state has either discontinued or begun to charge private citizens for numerous services that the state offered free to citizens during the previous governorâ€™s term.
(E) During the previous governorâ€™s term in office, the state introduced several so-called â€œausterityâ€
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21 Mar 2005, 08:51
the answer given in the book was "E". Can someone please explain.
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21 Mar 2005, 21:57
Conclusion: austere budgest during Governor Verdant's term have caused slowdown in the growth in state spending.

We want something to weaken this conclusion (i.e. answer choice should not suggest that low budgets affect growth in state spending)

Which of the following, if true, would most seriously weaken the conclusion drawn above?

(A) The rate of inflation in the state averaged 10 percent each year during the previous governorâ€™s term in office and 3 percent each year during Verdantâ€™s term.
- only suggest why budget is low

(B) Both federal and state income tax rates have been lowered considerably during Verdantâ€™s term in office.
- does not challenge conclusion

(C) In each year of Verdantâ€™s term in office, the stateâ€™s budget has shown some increase in spending over the previous year.
- 'some increase' does not challenge the conclusion that growth in spending is low

(D) During Verdantâ€™s term in office, the state has either discontinued or begun to charge private citizens for numerous services that the state offered free to citizens during the previous governorâ€™s term.
- out of scope

(E) During the previous governorâ€™s term in office, the state introduced several so-called â€œausterityâ€
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23 Mar 2005, 18:40
Got it
Thank you so much.
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23 Mar 2005, 18:42
damn! how in the world did I choose "A"...it is clearly "E"
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24 Mar 2005, 01:52
[quote="ywilfred"]Conclusion: austere budgest during Governor Verdant's term have caused slowdown in the growth in state spending.

We want something to weaken this conclusion (i.e. answer choice should not suggest that low budgets affect growth in state spending)

Which of the following, if true, would most seriously weaken the conclusion drawn above?

(A) The rate of inflation in the state averaged 10 percent each year during the previous governorâ€™s term in office and 3 percent each year during Verdantâ€™s term.
- only suggest why budget is low

(B) Both federal and state income tax rates have been lowered considerably during Verdantâ€™s term in office.
- does not challenge conclusion

(C) In each year of Verdantâ€™s term in office, the stateâ€™s budget has shown some increase in spending over the previous year.
- 'some increase' does not challenge the conclusion that growth in spending is low

(D) During Verdantâ€™s term in office, the state has either discontinued or begun to charge private citizens for numerous services that the state offered free to citizens during the previous governorâ€™s term.
- out of scope

(E) During the previous governorâ€™s term in office, the state introduced several so-called â€œausterityâ€
24 Mar 2005, 01:52
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