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Classic Robert Gauntlet Tournament: The current tax system should be replaced by the fair tax.

Wylted
YYW

By current tax system, I'm referring to the federal tax system currently used by the United States government. Explanation of the Fair Tax 1. The Fair Tax is a consumption tax at the point of sale for 23% of every dollar spent. It's effectively a 30% sales tax. For the first year. 2. The tax will replace income tax, social security, corporate taxes, capital gains tax, Medicare tax, payroll tax, gift taxes and estate tax. 3. The tax would be on all new goods and services. Purchases fr...

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105 Comments
Updated 5 Months Ago

Bailouts Should be Banned

Oonland
MonetaryOffset

It isn't fair for the government to give money to one company just because it is in trouble. The government should stay out and just let the company die, if that's what'll happen. Another company will take its place....

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20 Comments
Updated 3 Weeks Ago

Capitalism is a better economic system then communism.

browley14
SCOTSKNIGHT12

Communism just doesn't work. Plain and simple every communist country eventually fails, just look at history. The soviet union, Cuba, China, and Vietnam. All of those communist regimes failed. Why? Because you remove any incentive to work! It's simple economics, if you don't have a reason then you won't do it. http://historum.com/philosophy-political-science-sociology/47950-failure-communist-countries.html...

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2 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago

On balance capitalism is a better system for mankind then Communism

darkkermit
The_Chaos_Heart

Resolution "On balance capitalism is a better system for mankind then Communism"better for mankind - increasing the well-beingcapitalism - an economic system where the means of production are mainly privately owned and people earn a portion of their income from trade. communism - stateless, classless society, where the means of production are owned colectively, and the idea of private property is non-existant. Money is also non-existence.D...

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21 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

Should Unicorns be able to farm? Part 2

kroshka12
firefish12

Last time we did this debate, it was two years ago and I won, of course. but now we're back to finally settle this important argument. This is only an acceptance round. To accept this debate, please resound to this. The challenge is on....

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3 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago

Is Capitalism an Inherently Exploitative System

MaesterAemon
Emilirose

Capitalism- An economic and political system in which a country"s trade and industry are controlled by private owners for profit Exploitative - describing the treatment of someone unfairly in order to benefit from their work....

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6 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago

Should Marijuana be legalized

Aparker6166
Zmerrell

Should mariejane be legal? or is to dangerous?...

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11 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago

Large companies should be allowed to hire prisoners for labor work.

debatergorl
Mr.Grace

America imprisons more people than any other country in the world. The Prison Industrial Complex is a major institution in the US and quite a controversial one if I might add. There are many debatable elements of this industry, but I would like to focus on one in particular: Should large companies be allowed to hire prisoners for labor work? As of now, large businesses (such as Walmart, BP, Macy's, etc) are hiring prisoners to do labor jobs. Jobs include basic needs like construction and p...

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13 Comments
Updated 2 Months Ago

The Case For the Minimum Wage

Beverlee
GarretKadeDupre

The Case For The Minimum WageThis Debate will cover the minimum wage laws in the United States. I will try and make the case in support of the concept of minimum pay requirements, and Garret Kade Dupre will oppose. The Burden of Proof will lie on Con, since he will argue against estali...

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135 Comments
Updated 10 Months Ago

Tobacco Should Be Banned In The U.S

codemeister13
zmikecuber

Tobacco should be a banned product in the United States of America. This debate should be impossible to accept. If you would like to accept this debate, please send me a PM through DDO or post in the comments section.________________________________________________________________________________The round structure shall work as follows:

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7 Comments
Updated 7 Months Ago