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The United States should abolish the Capital Gains Tax.

InterrogatorMaster
Squirrelkid94

I proudly negate the resolution Resolved: The United States should abolish the capital gains tax. Framework: Economic benefits. J.D. Foster from the Heritage Foundation states the one overarching goal of tax reform is achieving a stronger economy. Since this is a tax reform resolution, prefer economic impacts. Our sole contention is political conflict Subpoint A: Unpopularity Frank Newport from Gallup News in April 2017 finds more than six in 10 average Americans believe upper-income h...

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Updated 1 Week Ago

we need to stop

redneck34
MasterMewtwo

we need to stop because we keep cutting down trees then the animals will die because of loss of habitat or at least slow way down.it does not matter if they plant trees or not because trees take a while to grow and animals are going lower in population and i think they should have tree farms are the only place to cut down trees so animals will safe from loss of habitat and will be no worry about not having enough air and to have cleaner air since trees clean the air.so we keep cutting them down...

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Updated 3 Days Ago

What is more important - having abundance of natural resources or having skilled population

Mihir3009
PBT09

I have case study of GCC countries and venezuela where they have abundance of natural resource 'Oil'. But when 2008 and 2014 oil crisis comes, venezuela's economy fall badly. Similarly, other countries which oil based economy found less GDP growth. But if you have skilled people, you always lead your countries towards technological innovation which leads to economic growth. Also the important point is that if you have abundance of natural resources but you need skilled people to utilize them. So...

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Resolved: The United States Federal Government should build a border wall along the US-Mexico border

Mister_Man
lannan13

This is for the official Spring TournamentFirst round is acceptance only.Thanks in advance for this debate, Lan. I lost to you two or three years ago and hope to avenge my own death. Good luck :)...

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Updated 1 Week Ago

Universal Basic Income

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warren42

This debate is for 1harder's Spring Regular Tournament. All the settings of this debate are in accordance with the tournament's rules. Resolution: The U.S. should replace existing welfare programs with a universal basic income (UBI). I propose that every adult receive an annual, basic income of $10,000. This income would be unconditional, earned whether one is employed or not. Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare would be exempt as they aren't really considered welfare. First round...

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Updated 6 Days Ago

Socialism

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frankfurter50

I apologize for last time, I was locked out by the HPPT 500 stuff. I request that we simply copy paste our arguments up to where we left off if you still want to continue....

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Updated 2 Weeks Ago

Donald Trump's proposed border wall is more beneficial than not.

Mister_Man
Nd2400

Debates like these are the reason I came back to this site. I'm happy I found someone who knows what they're talking about when it comes to subjects such as this, too many times I can't have a debate let alone conversation without someone throwing baseless accusations and insults around instead of explaining their point of view, so thank you in advance, Nd2400, for debating me on this topic. I believe a border wall between Freedom Land and Mexifries is benefical over...

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Updated 4 Weeks Ago

Taxes should be wealth-based, not income-based

KOA_Tengu
ButterEater

Consider a homeless person. Does he need a fire department? He"s living in a box, even if it got burnt up he can still find a new one. Does he need police protection? He has nothing on him worthy to be stolen, and any fights that he gets into are over before the police show up. What about the public transport system, or education? He would not be able to pay for these basic services, he might not even be able to get a decent meal. And what about the wealthy? They've got cars that might be sto...

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Updated 1 Month Ago

socialism

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frankfurter50

You know the drill, Frankfurter. let's go....

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42 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago

Should public schools support the walkout for the shooting victims?

Orangedinossaur
David_Debates

On Wednesday 14 March 2018 schools across the US will walk out of class to remember the school shooting victims from the Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. But this is a protest that is supporting gun control. I will be going against the walkout being supported by public schools. The opponent will be for the walkout being supported by public schools. There will be no talk of the victims during this debate. This walkout is wasting the tax payers money and disrupting the school day a...

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Updated 1 Month Ago