Press Secretary: Our critics claim that the President’s recent highway project cancellations demonstrate a vindictive desire to punish legislative districts controlled by opposition parties. They offer as evidence the fact that 90 percent of the projects canceled were in such districts. But all of the canceled projects had been identified as wasteful in a report written by respected nonpartisan auditors. So the President’s choice was clearly motivated by sound budgetary policy, not partisan politics.
Which of the following is an assumption on which the press secretary’s argument depends?
总统取消的是敌对方控制的计划，但是根据无党派人士的说法这些计划是浪费的 Assumption：总统选择——因为wasteful不是因为党派之争（政治原因） 做题特点：否定化表达+必要条件（没有它结论不成立） A 取消计划不是惩罚敌对党的唯一方式（无关） B wasteful的大多数在敌对党，因为是wasteful所以取消，探讨wasteful和polities的关系 C 取消的数量和总体数量差异（无关） D 总统和敌对党派project话费问题（无关） E 可靠报告——削弱无党派人士的报告？