IMAT 2017 Q17 [Underlying Principle]

Car drivers understandably become very annoyed at high sales taxes on fuel. In the interests of fairness, money raised from fuel taxes should be spent on maintaining roads or even on subsidising public transport. In fact much of it is put to other uses, such as providing healthcare or improving national defence.

Which one of the following is an application of the principle underlying the above argument?

A. Money raised by taxing fuel should be spent on improving roads rather than on public transport.

B. Better transport is more important than national defence.

C. Maintaining roads should be a higher priority than spending on healthcare.

D. Profits from sporting events should be spent on encouraging people to participate in sport.

E. There should be no sales taxes on consumer goods.