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Post Wed Apr 18, 2007 10:47 pm
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    Hi,

    The answer is E) but I can not connect "public policy is hostile to environmental concern" with "because they believe voters do not wish for different policy".... Can anyone please explain?? Sad


    Which of the following best completes the passage below?
    "Government" does not exist as an independent entity defining policy. Instead there exists a group of democratically elected pragmatists sensitive to the electorate, who establish policies that will result in their own reelection. Therefore, if public policy is hostile to, say, environmental concerns, it is not because of governmental perversity but because elected officials believe that______
    (A) environmentalists would be extremely difficult to satisfy with any policy, however environmentally sound
    (B) environmental concerns are being accommodated as well as public funds permit
    (C) the public is overly anxious about environmental deterioration
    (D) the majority of voters vote for certain politicians because of those politicians' idiosyncratic positions on policy issues
    (E) the majority of voters do not strongly wish for a different policy

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    A hostile government policy, here would imply a policy insensitive to environmental concerns. Now ask yourself...When would the pragmatists ignore environmental concerns? Answer is when the "hostile policy" does not affect their chances for re-election (that being their primary concern). Hence the answer here should be E.

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