QUESTION TEXT: City council member: Despite the city’s desperate…
QUESTION TYPE: Main Conclusion
CONCLUSION: The Mayor is sacrificing the city’s interests to his personal interests.
REASONING: The Mayor’s opposition to the real estate tax is biased: he and his family have significant real estate investments.
ANALYSIS: The argument’s main point is twofold: 1. The mayor has a personal interest in blocking the plan. 2. The mayor is hurting the city by blocking the plan.
This isn’t a good argument. It presents no evidence that the mayor is wrong and that the plan is actually a good idea. It’s possible the proposal hurts both the mayor and the city.
- The councilor’s argument is aimed at the mayor. The councilor might think that there is some other plan that is better but that this plan is good enough.
- The councilor thinks this is true but it isn’t his main point.
- CORRECT. The councilor’s entire argument supports the idea that the Mayor’s opposition is wrong and self-interested.
- The councilor implies that he thinks this is true. But his main point is about the mayor.
- This is part of it, but only part. The main point is that the mayor has a strong interest in blocking the legislation and that blocking the legislation is against the best interests of the city.
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