Political advocate: Campaigns for elective office should be subsidized with public funds. One reason is that this wo...

Ryan on October 2 at 02:36PM

Why is C correct? Why is A incorrect?

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Irina on October 27 at 12:01AM

@Ryan-Mahabir,

(C) is correct because the advocate argues that public funding of campaigns will result in (a) politicians spending less time campaigning (b) caps on individual campaign contributions. The critic points out that putting a cap on individual campaign contributions will actually result in politicians spending more time seeking small donors, thus the proposal results in two contradictory results -> spend more time on the fund-raising vs. spend less time on the fundraising.

(A) is incorrect because the critic is arguing that a cap together with public funding will read to an absurd result not that it can be easily circumvented as (A) suggests.