Is “raising most serious doubt” more close to “weaken” or “evaluate” ??

OG 17. Q 643. CR

The official ans is A .. which seem to be more evaluating the argument. Moreover, the explanation says the choice to be a ‘reason’ .. it is an assumption made in the argument.

Where as ‘C’ .. even though it says “some people”, (some could be 45 out of 100 as well) .. looks to be more appropriate.


Can someone please break this down for me to understand. I’m sure i am missing something or my very approach is incorrect.

Thanks in advance

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Hi Amit,

Request you to post the question here so that other people can benefit out of it 🙂

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Alright .. here it is 🙂

OG 17. CR.


Businesses are suffering because of a lack of money available for development loans. To help businesses, the government plans to modify the income-tax structure in order to induce individual tax payers to put a larger portion of their incomes into retirement saving account, because as more money is deposited in such accounts, more money becomes available to borrowers.

Which of the following, if true, raises the most serious doubt regarding the effectiveness of the government’s plan to increase the amount of money available for development loans for businesses.

A. When levels of personal retirement savings increase, consumer borrowing always increases correspondingly.

B. The increased tax revenue the government would receive as a result of business expansion would not offset the loss in revenue from personal income taxes during the first year of the plan.

C. Even with tax incentives, some people will choose not to increase their retirement savings.

D. Bankers will generally not continue to lend money to businesses whose prospective earnings are insufficient to meet their loan repayment schedules.

E. The modified tax structure would give all tax payers, regardless of their incomes, the same tax savings for a given increase in their retirement savings.


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Can someone please respond ??

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