Mayor: Some of my critics claim that the city’s current budget deficit has been caused by my
policies, and that I am responsible for the deficit. Although I admit that the city has run a
budget deficit during my tenure,
I do not agree that I am at fault for this problem. The
economic policies of the prior administration caused the current deficit, and were it not for
the economic policies of my administration, the current deficit would be even worse.
the mayor’s argument, the two boldface portions play which of the following roles?
A) The first is a premise that has been used against the mayor; the second supports the critics of
b) The first is a statement accepted by the mayor; the second is a consequence of the critics’
c) The first is a fact that the mayor believes does not contradict his conclusion; the second
offers support in consideration of that conclusion.
d) The first is evidence of unlawful activity by the mayor; the second is evidence offered by the
mayor to explain that activity.
e) The first is evidence that undermines the mayor’s main position; the second is a statement
that follows from that position.
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