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bhakun
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Mr.Speaker
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A Progressive Tax is better than Flat Tax

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 2/15/2016 Category: Economics
Updated: 12 months ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Debate Rounds (4)
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bhakun

Pro

I will argue that a Progressive Tax system is better than a Flat Tax one.
Progressive tax (n): A tax system in which those who earn higher income pay a higher percentage of their income than those with lower incomes
Flat tax (n): A tax system in which all pay the same tax rate regardless of income

Round 1: Acceptance
Round 2: Opening arguments
Round 3: Rebuttals
Round 4: Final rebuttals and final statements
Mr.Speaker

Con

Thanks for sponsoring this debate. I have been wanting to argue this topic for a while.
Debate Round No. 1
bhakun

Pro

bhakun forfeited this round.
Mr.Speaker

Con

Bhakun,

This is a disappointment that such a great topic must go to waste.
But I give one argument to secure my win in this debate, even though I deserve to win by default.

1. Unequal taxation is fundamentally unjust.

When you go to the grocery store, the mechanic garage, or even the theatre, don't the poor and rich alike pay equally? What if a vendor one day charged the rich more than the poor? Imagine the outrage that would ensue; the rich would probably not but from that vendor anymore. Why is that unjust? Well, simply put, any product can only have one price. A gallon of milk is $2.50, an automobile repair is $50, and a movie ticket is $12. Now, how can the same, singular object be charged according to the buyer's ability? That doesn't make sense. When a gallon of milk becomes 0.5% of one's net income, a repair becomes 5%, and a movie ticket becomes 2%, the object is valueless because it lacks a definitive price which is subject to market rules and impulses. Now imagine that the product is government. This makes sense because taxes are paid in return for security, namely the protection of our rights. But aren't all humans equal? Do we not all have the same rights? So why should one group pay more for its protection than any other group? Therein lies the injustice.

Thanks for reading. Please vote for CON.
Debate Round No. 2
bhakun

Pro

I am very sorry for the for the forfeit, Con. I love to debate this topic with you, if its possible to begin another debate or continue this one?
Mr.Speaker

Con

My position and argument stands; I deserve to win by default.
Debate Round No. 3
bhakun

Pro

bhakun forfeited this round.
Mr.Speaker

Con

Please vote for me!
Debate Round No. 4
1 comment has been posted on this debate.
Posted by ViceRegent 1 year ago
ViceRegent
A progressive tax is great if envy is your goal.
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Vote Placed by U.n 12 months ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Due to Pros forfeited turns, Con is the only one to offer an argument.
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Vote Placed by dsjpk5 12 months ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro ff many times, so conduct to Con. Con was also the only one who made an argument, so arguments to Con by default.