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Gay Marriage should stay legal

ZombieLuver99
Skrone

People should just accept gay marriage because 1. it's not their business 2. it's not their choice and 3. People can be who ever they want to be....

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8 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

Progressive Tax

WilliamsP
Danielle

In this debate, I will argue in favor of Progressive Tax. My opponent will argue against it. The debate structure is the following: Round One: My opponent will accept the debate.Round Two: ...

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17 Comments
Updated 9 Months Ago

Should wealthier individuals be required to pay higher taxes in the U.S.?

ARanneyNHS
BOConnell

Wealthy individuals should not be taxed more than low-income individuals simply because it would not be fair. If an individual went to school and obtained a high-paying job, then why should they be penalized for their earnings? Tax brackets have changed drastically overtime, increasing the amount of taxes someone has to pay based on thier income. In 1986, there were only two tax rates;15% and 28%. Now, there are seven income tax brackets, ranging from 10% to a h...

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8 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

The US should institute Progressive Wage Laws.

Jifpop09
Z4RQUON

Alright, this is an entirely new proposal based off of several already proposed wage reforms to the minimum. With that said, I'll try my best to explain it this round.Basically, they are left wing laws, that decide the wage of a company based on their....1. Employees2. Capital3. Income 4. BenefitsFor example, a rich company with high income, wi...

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46 Comments
Updated 9 Months Ago

Captialism Is Good

swagman6868
infiniteone

Capitalism can be good to gain money for the government and the private sector. When a person gets to keep his money every year that raise his overall bank account or his account that holds his money, therefore each year the government gets more taxes the more the citizen keeps....

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Updated 3 Months Ago

Obama's plan to tax the rich would do little to solve the debt problem.

RoyLatham
God_Soldier

President Obama says that Republicans are protecting millionaires and billionaires from increased taxes. He further implies that increasing such taxes could have a substantial impact towards balancing the budget. He has proposed a "Buffet Plan" whereby the rich would have to pay a minimum of 30% tax on income. This debate is about whether this plan would generate enough revenue to significantly reduce the ongoing deficits in the United States. Symbolic or social reasons are not a subject of...

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51 Comments
Updated 2 Years 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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49 Comments
Updated 9 Months Ago

The GOP are ignorant hypocrites for blaming gas prices on Obama

imabench
RoyLatham

The resolution refers to a thread made by Contra in the politics forum about how hypocritical it is for Republicans to blame gas prices in Obama, shown in this thread below, http://www.debate.org/forums/politics/topic/20631/ I will argue that it is hypocritical for Republicans to blame rising gas prices on Obama and not give him some credit when they go down. Roy will argue that it is NOT hypocritical 4 rounds 1st round doesn't have to be acceptance only I will not troll or use seman...

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34 Comments
Updated 2 Years Ago

Vegetarianism is the only ethical choice in the 21st century.

yejuneyoon
PaoPao

I think that vegetarianism is the only moral choice in the 21st century because eating meat is becoming a huge problem now. First, to produce all that meat, large areas of land have to be used to grow the animals, when they can actually be used for something more important, like planting trees to save the nature or other stuff. Also, lots of people are becoming overweight, and that can be a large problem of the 21st century. There will be twice as many people in hospital, and that can be disastr...

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5 Comments
Updated 3 Months Ago

Communism v. Capitalism

that_smart_communist
Jack.Jameswood1

First I would like to point out the flaws in capitalism. Capitalism is great in the short to mid term. Sadly in the long run it will lead to what Karl Marx called "The Dictatorship Of The Bourgeois" a society where the rich control everything and the working class has nothing. In the communist society that Marx envisioned was a egalitarian utopia where all men/woman/other are equal. You worked for society and society worked for you....

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7 Comments
Updated 3 Months Ago