Mayor of Plainsville: In order to help the economy of Plainsville, I am using some of our tax revenues to help bring ...

AndrewArabie on December 26, 2022

An explanation for answer choice A

I selected A because the other answers were too far off base but my problem with A is that we have no reason to believe the mayor knows about the employment projections for the business complex let alone believes projections to be correct. This seems like a gap that the LSAT what test and insert as a "trap" answer. Does anyone have an explanation that can make me more confident in answer choice A?

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Emil-Kunkin on February 9, 2023

Hi, I think the easiest answer here is that the mayor is aware that the business park option is on the table because the citizens group just told him that it is, even if he hadn't been aware of it before.

More so, I think that it's important to remember what our job is. We are trying to strengthen an argument, not to make it entirely bulletproof. To strengthen we don't have to address all possible flaws, and indeed the fact the mayor may not have been aware is a possible flaw, but to make the argument better. If this were a sufficient assumption question I would be more worried about your point, but for a question like this which is closer to a true strengthen, I think this is a case in which you might be overthinking.

AndrewArabie on February 10, 2023

Thank you Emil that makes sense.