Hello guys, hopefully someone will be able to understand what I am going to try to describe, because I'm currently going mad trying to search for it online and I can't see to find if this argument or discussion tactic has a name or something. I thought it was a fallacy but I can't see to find it on the several fallacy lists I have found.
Anyway, what I'm try to identify is the following, it is pretty typical in political discussion regarding policy:
When someone is arguing for or against X topic or policy, another person just states: "There are other MORE important topics to address, having topic X is a waste of time/is not important to take care of until we deal with THIS other important issues."; instead of arguing against topic X, trying to dismiss topic X as trivial and not worth discussing. Sometimes they also imply that taking care of topix X somehow implies or means that no other matters are being taken care of, as if governments or institutions can only take care of one task at a time.
I am not even sure if it has a name, but I know that if there is a group of classy gentlemen that can help me identify this or just confirm that this does not have a name, those guys are the posters from the PA boards.
Thanks for your time!