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Bill Clinton's Surplus was bad.

Deficit_Owl
Hayd

I am going to argue that Bill clinton's balanced budget led to a recession, and, if one reads deeper, argue that a federal surplus is harmful to the economy. I am sure my opponent is familiar with the equation for GDP: C + I + G + (X-M) A federal surplus simply shows the government taxing more then it's spending. If we look at the 90's, we see the US trade deficit exploding. This, obviously, caused the trade deficit to subtract from the GDP, and the government, running the "surplus" kept sucki...

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The guy on your right is a GAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TheBilbo1
Sir_weejus_XVI

look at him...

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Should minimum wage be raised to living wage?

mineo72
OrangeR

It Should be $30 not $15...

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Communism Is A Superior System To Capitalism

Debaiterr
ViceRegent

Capitalism seems to be seen as the best mode of the production of goods and services. And it has its benefits- people exchange work for money, money for goods, which are made from work. It boosts business and promotes a strong economy while giving wealth to those who work hardest. In the United States, and nations that follow behind its system of economics and aim to adopt their ideals, Capitalism is what is essential in order to: Keep citizens free to do as they w...

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Should The World Go Solar

DecayingFunim
Platinum78

I don't want anybody to think that I am trying to destroy the world, but there are some people out there who think solar energy is evil. I can almost guarantee you that they don't live in China or Mexico. If you think this is evil and I work for the government or claim something similar like the illuminati, please don't be on the con side. Going solar is something that many people are considering as a possibility. One company on Kickstarter, Solar Freakin Roadways, is trying to solve the ener...

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Nazi Economics

Reformist
Ariesx

Ive had an interest in debating this topic for a long time. We will be looking at economics and not the fate of Nazi Germany in WW2 due to the allies. Any point about the demise of Nazi Germany that is not related to its economics will have no impact in this debate. Resolution: Nazi rule over Germany created a better economy Rules -Round 1 acceptance ONLY -No kritiks -Round 4 rebuttals ONLY (No new arguements) -No use of semantics to turn rules or definitons in your favor -If you some...

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The Federal Reserve is Obsolete

harrytruman
Wretched_Lime

I hope someone accepts this challenge....

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There must be a progressive tax rate that taxes those who earn more

Sgt4Liberty
Spartan9876

There must be a progressive tax rate that taxes those who earn more. I saw this comment from Spartan9876, so I copied and pasted here to start a debate. Are you up challenge? In your comment you state: I argue that it is not just to have a society that has such inequalities (I am looking at you USA); there is no justification whatsoever for people to be left destitute while others have billions. There are two ways to correct such an issue: 1) a complete nationalisation of all property...

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Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its economic and/or dip

ChrisMandelaJunior
TheChamp

We cannot have a policy of economic stagnation between two countries. With this period of economic interconnectedness, China's economic problems are our economic problem, and vice versa. Right now, viewing China as the Big Bad Wolf is not a correct position to take. In actuality, it is not even a grown-up position to take. If we allow ourselves to become friends and cooperate with China, who knows what problems could be resolved. In particular, the problem of North Korea could be easily flushed...

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The "National Debt" is not a problem.

Deficit_Owl
ViceRegent

I will be arguing that the "national "debt" is not a problem at all. In fact, it's necessary, and attempts to lower the debt or "balance the budget" are completely misguided. I will lay out my points: * A government that can print its own dollars and doesn't peg their currency cannot run out of dollars. Of course, the government can't just create 22 trillion dollars from thin air, resource constraints exist. However, we are nowhere near full output. * The "national debt" is a silly political l...

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