more people would have access to it+Extra Credit: (1 point) President Obama made this statement in reference to the debate over raising the federal minimum wage: “This is a very simple issue. Either you’re in favor of raising wages for hard-working Americans or you’re not.” What kind of reasoning is he using? In other words, what’s the warrant?Hard working Americans deserve a higher wage.+Extra Credit: (1 point) Identify what’s weak about the use of evidence below.
Here is the claim: “The current administration’s (the Obama Administration’s) economic policies have been a failure in improving the lives of average Americans.”Here is the evidence: “Four out of five US citizens face unemployment, poverty or reliance on welfare at some point in their lives. There is also a widening gap between rich and poor in this country. The wealthiest one percent of Americans control more wealth than the bottom 90 per cent. Moreover, a recent survey of US attitudes revealed that pessimism has risen to its highest point in more than thirty years.”Evidence provided is not specific and time frame range up to thirty years, that is before the Obama Administration. Therefore, the evidence has no relevance to the claim.Hint: the weakness or problem isn’t that sources aren’t cited. You can assume that the speaker isan expert. So what else could be weak?_____________________________________________________________________________________
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