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Politician P: My opponent claims that the government is obligated to

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Politician P: My opponent claims that the government is obligated to raise taxes to increase funding for schools and health care. Because raising taxes to increase funding for schools and health care would make taxpayers upset over their loss of buying power, my opponent is simply mistaken.

Politician P's reasoning is questionable because it involves


(A) presupposing that a claim is mistaken on the grounds that the person defending it advocates other unpopular views

(B) assuming that a claim is false on the grounds that the person defending it is of questionable character

(C) concluding that a view is false on the grounds that its implementation would lead to unhappiness

(D) appealing to wholly irrelevant issues to deflect attention away from the real issue

(E) insisting that an obligation exists without offering any evidence that it exists

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Politician P: My opponent claims that the government is obligated to raise taxes to increase funding for schools and health care. Because raising taxes to increase funding for schools and health care would make taxpayers upset over their loss of buying power, my opponent is simply mistaken.

Politician P's reasoning is questionable because it involves


(A) presupposing that a claim is mistaken on the grounds that the person defending it advocates other unpopular views
INCORRECT
The person defending is not mentioned. So we do not know what views he/she advocates. It is anyway irrelevant as we should focus on the claim concerned in argument.

(B) assuming that a claim is false on the grounds that the person defending it is of questionable character

INCORRECT
Nothing is mentioned about the character. Thus, irrelevant.


(C) concluding that a view is false on the grounds that its implementation would lead to unhappiness
CORRECT
the politician presumes that the public will not be happy to pay taxes even if its for their welfare i.e education and healthcare.

(D) appealing to wholly irrelevant issues to deflect attention away from the real issue
INCORRECT.

(E) insisting that an obligation exists without offering any evidence that it exists
INCORRECT.
it is a stated fact.
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