Resolved: The Iranian Nuclear Deal is a "mistake."

lannan13
Contra

I would like to thank Contra ahead of time for accepting this long anticipated debate.Rules1st Round is acceptance.2nd Round is for Opening Arguments, NO rebuttals.3rd Round is for Rebuttals.4th Round is for Rebuttals and Conclusions.No semanticsNo Trolling.No KritcsBOP is sharedThe Following users are prohibited from voting on this debate. If they do their votes shall be counted as a Vote Bomb and thei...

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America is on a social and economic death spiral

MrFreeThinker
Contra

I believe that the 67 trillion dollars in total debt and the 97 trillion in unfunded liabilities are damaging the American economy a long with the Federal Reserve, who has a leverage of 77-1; prior to our crisis the leverage was 42-1. There is no possible way the FED can get out of this situation as they cannot lower interest rates anymore, meaning they have hit "Game Over." I also believe society in America is about to breakdown due to race issues, sexual orientation issues, religious issues,...

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Updated 1 Month Ago

Free trade agreements are more harmful than helpful

IndependentTruth
Contra

1st round is for accepting the debate, next 3 rounds will be arguing points. ...

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Redistribution of Wealth

sconifer
Contra

Focusing first on your claim that the redistribution of wealth (or, more generally, resources) would somehow inherently destroy all incentive to work on the part of those from whom resources were taken, this is just patently untrue. It is a well-known historical fact of economics that, even when corporations are taxed at supposedly exorbitant rates (e.g., about 90% under FDR), American industry nevertheless thrives, CEOs still make out like bandits, the populace as a whole is no less likely to p...

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Updated 11 Months Ago

The U.S. ought to Privatize Amtrak

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AdamKG

R1: Definitions and AcceptanceR2: Arguments and RebuttalsR3: Rebuttals and Conclusions*No semantics*No original arguments last round*No forfeiting-----A violation of any of these three rules is an automatic forfeiture of all points.Amtrak Subsidies: Amtrak is a railroad corporation which receives approximately $1.5 billion in federal subsidies every...

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8 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

Congressional Health Care for Seniors Act

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dairygirl4u2c

-----Structure-----R1: Acceptance and DefinitionsR2: Arguments/ RebuttalsR3: Rebuttals/ Conclusions*No semantics*Forfeiture = lose all pointsCongressional Health Care for Seniors Act:Medicare as is is replaced. All senior citizens will have their choice of a private health insurance plan on the Federal Employee Health Benefits Plan (FE...

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Updated 1 Year Ago

Liberty > Security

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LaughingHyena

R1: Introduction and FrameworkR2: Arguments and RebuttalsR3: Rebuttals and Closing Statements This debate will be over the premise faced by Hobbes and Locke several centuries ago. Should the national government protect our security first and ensure our liberty second, or the converse? No semantics or forfeited rounds.I await my challenger... ...

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Updated 1 Year Ago

America should Legalize Drugs

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debatelala

R1: Definitions and AcceptanceR2: Primary ArgumentsR3: Arguments and RebuttalsR4: Rebuttals and Closing Statements----------Definitions----------Drug: A chemical substance which, when introduced to the body, produces a degree of physiological effects.Legalize: To make something permissible by law, without...

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Updated 1 Year Ago

Top Tax Rate should be the Tax Optimizing Rate

meitme
Contra

The idea is that the top payroll tax for people should esentialy be targeted at the tax optimizing rate. We are going to need many more tax brackets to achieve this system. For this debate this will mean the government will attempt to estimate the tax optimizing tax rate for income above 1 billion dollars. Then all income above 1 billion dollars will be taxed at that rate. Tax rates will then be phased down below that level.Format:Round 1: Definitions and Acceptance<...

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Updated 2 Years Ago

Austerity is a poor way to help an economy.

voxprojectus
Contra

Austerity, the practice of attempting to limit government spending in order to reign in debt, is a strategy pursued by many countries in the midst of recession. It is Pro's contention that while these policies may seem wise in the short term, they have a demonstrably poor track record at actually helping an economy to recover overall. First round is for acceptance....

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Updated 2 Years Ago