# Logical Reasoning - Statement and Argument - Discussion

### Discussion :: Statement and Argument - Section 1 (Q.No.47)

Each question given below consists of a statement, followed by two arguments numbered I and II. You have to decide which of the arguments is a 'strong' argument and which is a 'weak' argument.

• (A) If only argument I is strong
• (B) If only argument II is strong
• (C) If either I or II is strong
• (D) If neither I nor II is strong and
• (E) If both I and II are strong.

47.

Statement: Should income tax be abolished in India?

Arguments:

1. Yes. It is an unnecessary burden on the wage earners.
2. No. It is a good source of revenue.

 [A]. Only argument I is strong [B]. Only argument II is strong [C]. Either I or II is strong [D]. Neither I nor II is strong [E]. Both I and II are strong

Explanation:

Income -tax is levied so that every citizen can contribute a share of his earning towards the infrastructural development of the nation. So, argument I seems to be vague. However, income-tax is no doubt a good source of revenue for the government. Hence, argument II holds strong.

 Ladoo said: (Oct 30, 2015) Where it is mentioned for the govt it is a good source?

 Carlpoppa said: (Nov 12, 2015) With no definition of "good" there is no way to establish that argument II is strong. This is the exact same reason argument I is weak, also: there is no way to establish whether the burden on wage earners is "unnecessary".

 Kalyaani Manoj said: (Oct 27, 2018) And in argument 1 it clearly states who it is a burden for Whereas in the 2nd argument it is not mentioned, for whom it is a good source of revenue. So option 2 is more vague.