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22. Politician: From the time our party took office almost four years ago the number of people unemployed city-wide increased by less than 20 percent. The opposition party controlled city government during the four preceding years, and the number of unemployed city residents rose by over 20 percent. Thus, due to our leadership, fewer people now find themselves among the ranks of the unemployed, whatever the opposition may claim.

The reasoning in the politician’s argument is most vulnerable to the criticism that

(A) the claims made by the opposition are simply dismissed without being specified
(B) no evidence has been offered to show that any decline in unemployment over the past four years was uniform throughout all areas of the city
(C) the issue of how much unemployment in the city is affected by seasonal fluctuations is ignored
(D) the evidence cited in support of the conclusion actually provides more support for the denial of the conclusion
(E) the possibility has not been addressed that any increase in the number of people employed is due to programs supported by the opposition party
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 [#permalink] New post 01 Jun 2005, 20:36
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(A) the claims made by the opposition are simply dismissed without being specified
- Not important

(B) no evidence has been offered to show that any decline in unemployment over the past four years was uniform throughout all areas of the city
- Not important. It doesn't matter whether one area was highly employed, the figures was indicative city wide

(C) the issue of how much unemployment in the city is affected by seasonal fluctuations is ignored
- Not important. The same seasonal effects would have affted the current party as well

(D) the evidence cited in support of the conclusion actually provides more support for the denial of the conclusion
- Out.

(E) the possibility has not been addressed that any increase in the number of people employed is due to programs supported by the opposition party
- If this is the case, then the opposition party had foresight and so has a capable leadership as well

E for me
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 [#permalink] New post 02 Jun 2005, 01:18
i would say D because the fact that the unemployment INCREASED (by whatever percent) doesn't speak in favour for the present government...as it means that the unemployment rates were lower for the previous government
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i would say D because the fact that the unemployment INCREASED (by whatever percent) doesn't speak in favour for the present government...as it means that the unemployment rates were lower for the previous government


not my day - agree with D :oops:
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i would say D because the fact that the unemployment INCREASED (by whatever percent) doesn't speak in favour for the present government...as it means that the unemployment rates were lower for the previous government


nice one, was completely fooled by the question :yikes
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The OA is D, got fooled into choosing E too. Watch out !!
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