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Should the penny still be minted?


The penny should be made still because it makes a more exact form of payment. Without the penny the US would have to round up because you would be able to pay just one penny. The nickle would be the smallest pay...

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Updated 8 Months Ago

Minimum Wage Should Not Be Raised


I will be arguing for a stable federal minimum wage in the United States. I personally believe that the minimum wage should be abolished altogether, as I believe in almost nonexistent government intervention in business. However, I am arguing that we should not increase the minimum wage any higher then it already is on a federal basis. This comes from the fact that Seattle, NYC, LA, and Chicago have all raised their minimum wages to an exorbitant amount, which will eventually end up in los...

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Updated 1 Year Ago

Question: Why not make the minimum wage a percentage of the company?


If there are any economics people out there, my question to you is: Why not make the minimum wage a percentage of what a given company is worth/makes/can pay? That way every company wouldn't have to pay out more than they could afford and couldn't get away with paying less than they could afford. You could call it a "floor wage" and then have a base minimum wage that no company could go below, so that small companies couldn't get away with paying there employees like 25 cents an hour. Would this...

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Updated 4 Months Ago

Should unicorns be able to farm?


This is an acceptance round. Should unicorns be able to farm? yes they should the rules: must be completely based on what you know about unicorns...

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Updated 3 Years Ago

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


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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Updated 4 Years Ago

Gay marrige


Hello, to whoever may read this. I do not mean to offend you but these are my beliefs and I do feel strongly about them. So, be prepared lol. I have always felt gay marrige should be legalized. Quite frankly until this week when it finally was, I never thought it would happen. I'm not a member of the LGBT community, but I'm 100% for it. Don't get me wrong, it's not a total shock to me when people want to use bible verses and Jesus Christ as reasons gays shouldn't marry. I understand completely....

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Updated 1 Year Ago

Fast Food $15/hour Wages


So, lately fast food employees have been rioting for a $15/hour wage. I think this is ridiculous. First of all you flip burgers and make fries for a living. If you want something that pays higher, get your butt out there and find a job that does. Also, speaking as a 16-year old that is hopefully getting a job in the next few weeks (want McDonald's) I don't want a $15/hour job. If these wages are accepted, I would be making more than my mom does working at the public library. I'm a teenager in hi...

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Updated 9 Months Ago

Ban meat, dairy, and eggs worldwide.


Resolution: Meat, dairy, and eggs should be banned on the planet Earth. I Pro will contend for the resolution. Con will contend against the resolution. Meat " the flesh of an animal used as food" [1] Dairy "Full Definition of DAIRY 1 : a room, building, or establishment where milk is kept and butter or cheese is made 2 a : the department of farming or of a farm that is concerned with the production of milk, butter, and cheese b : a farm devoted to such production 3 : an establ...

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Updated 9 Months Ago

Thett3 Tournament: Labor Unions are a net benefit to humanity


Definitionsnet benefit to humantiy- the well being of all humanslabor union - an organization of workers formed for the purpose of advancing its members' interests in respect to wages, benefits, and working conditionsdebate rules: 1. No semantics.2. First Round for acceptance, and rule and definition clearification only.

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Updated 3 Years Ago

The US Penny Should be Taken out of Service


I have not debated on this website for a long time. Glad to be back! Moving on, this is the debate of the topic: "The US Penny Should be Taken Out of Service." The first round is simply for acceptance. Rules: 1) No trolling/semantics. 2) No offensive content/swearing 3) Keep arguments within the spirit of debate/no personal attacks. In the event of a rule being broken by either side, it will result in an automatic loss. I eagerly await an opponent....

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Updated 1 Year Ago