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The US minimum wage should be raised to 20$

Jifpop09
Macumba

I challenge ProgressiveDem to this debate. He will argue that the US minimum wage should be 20$, while I will argue against this. I think little more clarifications are needed. Obviously, sources and graphs should be used whenever possible to support your case. ...

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12 Comments
Updated 1 Week Ago

The New Deal was successful

tomricotta
lannan13

I will be arguing that the new deal was successful in that it provided long term relief and short term relief from the great depression. My opponent will argue that the new deal was not successful. First round is acceptance, no new arguments in the final round....

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Updated 1 Week Ago

"God Bless America Should stay on our Money

bettabreeder
loveu157

I believe that "God Bless America" should remain printed on U.S money. If you disagree please debate with me as Con stating you dislike the U.S keeping this quote on our money.Rules:Don't forefeitcite your sourcesCorrect Grammar and spellingEnjoy! :)...

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5 Comments
Updated 1 Week Ago

Raising the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour will benefit the US economy

Juan_Pablo
lannan13

Increasing the federal minimum wage from $7.25 per hour to $10.10 per hour will mostly benefit the U.S. Economy. This will be my position in this debate.Con will argue that raising the federal minimum wage will either have no benefit for anyone or will hurt the U.S. economy.I will use numerous reliable, reputable sources to show that an increase in the federal minimum wage will grow national GDP by tens of billions of dollars...

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45 Comments
Updated 1 Week Ago

Should the penny be abolished?

Instigator0846
Defro

Lets have a fair debate. Good luck....

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4 Comments
Updated 1 Week Ago

Rich people should be required to donate to the poor.

tklcis
Defro

Rich people should be required to donate to the poor because the poor are in need and rich people have a lot of money. The poor could use the money to get their life back up and running. It is also helpful to the poor and it is a form of generosity because you are helping somebody else. This may prevent robbery and other crimes caused by the poor in desperate conditions...

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Updated 1 Week Ago

Bitcoin is hurting the US Economy

joshfeinsilber
Z4RQUON

I think BitCoin is hurting the US Economy. People using BitCoin as a virtual currency is making it so the government does not get taxes which lowers the economy....

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Updated 1 Week Ago

Rent control is the epitome of urban decay

ritesh
Megalobrainiac

Rent controls are applied in big cities such as New York where apartment rents are regulated by the government where it cannot rise above a certain level. This is a terrible economic policy because it goes against demand and supply, and since landlords receive MUCH less rent income than they could receive without the rent control, they have no incentive to regularly maintain the apartment (interior and exterior) because the costs of doing so greatly outweigh the benefits. If there is no governme...

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Updated 2 Weeks Ago

capitalism is the best economic system

george22
Jevinigh

Capitalism has existed throughout human history. Ever since value has been attributed to goods, labor, and services, capitalism has been present. All markets function most effectively on a principle of free trade, or laissez faire, which capitalism upholds. Capitalism provides an equality of opportunity to all people, and everyone can succeed and make a difference. The individual is the most important aspect of a capitalist state, coupled with a limited government....

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2 Comments
Updated 2 Weeks Ago

A Bill to Increase the Earned Income Tax Credit to Enhance the Tax Code

ShallowBrains
RiskTaker

Be it enacted by the congress here assembled that: The allowance credit for all individuals who qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit is increased by 6 percent for those with no qualifying children, 8 percent for those with one child, and by 10 percent for those with 2 children or more. The Earned Income Tax Credit is a refundable tax credit for low to moderate income working individuals and couples particularly those with children. The Internal Revenue Service shall be responsible for th...

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1 Comments
Updated 2 Weeks Ago