Preptest 6 Section 3 #7

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Preptest 6 Section 3 #7

Postby sdwarrior403 » Sun Aug 19, 2012 11:07 pm

On this question, I guess I am misunderstanding what answer choice A says.

It states that medical care for victims of horseback-riding accidents is a financial drain on tax funds. What is meant by the word drain? If it means simply that tax payers pay for at least some of these horse related accidents, I am ok with this answer. However, to me the word drain implies a significant amount, which might be incorrect. If it does mean a significant amount or source, then I would disagree that this is necessary. The reason I say this is due to the conclusion being about similar cost reductions. And we only know that the motorcycles had their cost reduced for the taxpayers in regards to head injuries. We do not know if they had a significant source of tax dollars applied its way.

Input would be appreciated.

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Re: Preptest 6 Section 3 #7

Postby lederhosen » Sun Aug 19, 2012 11:39 pm

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Re: Preptest 6 Section 3 #7

Postby sdwarrior403 » Mon Aug 20, 2012 5:47 pm

Thanks for the response. I would like to know if others agree. I, obviously, do agree with you.

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Re: Preptest 6 Section 3 #7

Postby nothblake » Mon Aug 20, 2012 7:30 pm

Did you get the correct answer?

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Re: Preptest 6 Section 3 #7

Postby sdwarrior403 » Mon Aug 20, 2012 9:33 pm

Well it was obviously not the other four. I was forced to pick A without knowing how to view drain. Do you have thoughts as to whether that word implies a significant amout or can it just mean some amount.

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Re: Preptest 6 Section 3 #7

Postby nothblake » Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:46 pm

The argument for legislating that motorcycle-riders use helmets was based on the fact that it costs taxpayers money. The language used was "cost to taxpayers." The answer to the question about the author's assumption regarding why horseback-riding should have mandatory helmet laws uses analogous, but not identical terms.

"cost to taxpayers" = "financial drain on tax funds."




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