The following argument gradually increase in difficulty. Use the method presented in this section to construct argument patterns. If a statement is redundant or plays no role in the argument, do not include it in the pattern.
1 The argument has been made that to cut down on teenage drunk driving we should increase the federal excise tax on beer.
2 Such a measure, however, would almost certainly fail to achieve its intended result.
3 Teenagers are notoriously insensitive to cost.
4 They gladly accept premium prices for the latest style in clothes or the most popular record albums. And then,
5 those who drink and drive already risk arrest and loss of driving privileges.
6 They would not think twice about paying a little more for a six-pack. Finally,
7 the situation is not as bleak as it has been made to appear.
8 The fatality rate for teenage drivers is lower today than it has been in years.