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Vantrigar
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RationalMadman
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A Government payout of 2000 GBP to every UK citizen each year would be a good idea

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RationalMadman
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 8/23/2012 Category: Economics
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Vantrigar

Pro

I will be arguing for the position that a single Government payout of 2000 GBP to every UK citizen each year would make good economic sense and resolve a whole host of social and economic problems. I would also extend this idea to possible application in other countries.

Some opening clarifications:

The 2000 GBP payment per year would replace standard jobseeker-style benefits (disability/childcare etc benefits would remain intact) and public pensions.

From the ages of 1 to 18, 2000 GBP per year would be held in a locked account. By the age of 18, this fund would have grown to 36,000 GBP. From the ages of 18 to 36, the recipient would receive 2000 GBP per year from this fund, PLUS the 2000 GBP per year that he or she is entitled to as a matter of course. Thus, from the ages of 1 to 18, citizens recieve no direct payments. From the ages of 18 to 36, citizens recieve 4000 GBP per year. From the age of 36 until death, citizens recieve the basic 2000 GBP per year.

1st round is for acceptance (opponents may also ask further clarifying questions in round 1, which I will answer in round 2), 2nd for opening arguments (and any necessary clarification on my part).
RationalMadman

Con

I accept the debate as the con.

Two questions:
1) where does the money come from?
2) why not just reduce taxes by �2000 overall?
Debate Round No. 1
Vantrigar

Pro

Vantrigar forfeited this round.
RationalMadman

Con

... Pathetic.
Debate Round No. 2
Vantrigar

Pro

Vantrigar forfeited this round.
RationalMadman

Con

Ok.

Vote Con.
Debate Round No. 3
Vantrigar

Pro

Vantrigar forfeited this round.
RationalMadman

Con

Vote con.
Debate Round No. 4
Vantrigar

Pro

Vantrigar forfeited this round.
RationalMadman

Con

OH YES!
NO STRESS!
PROWESS!
NO CONTEST!
THE BEST!

Vote con.
Debate Round No. 5
1 comment has been posted on this debate.
Posted by wmpeebles 4 years ago
wmpeebles
Yes. And where will the money come from?
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