End Tax Breaks for Religious Organizations
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P2: By allowing churches and other religious establishments to not pay their taxes, the burden is then shifted to us as regular citizens to have to pay those taxes for them. That means an extra percentage taken out of our hard earned paychecks to cover the loss of taxes not paid by these religious establishments. The money has to come from somewhere and if its not equally being attributed then someone else has to pay for.
C: Tax breaks should end for religious organizations.
P2: The congress is not discriminating by giving tax breaks to churches but rather because of tax-exemptions on religious organizations,the congress is executing the established constitution of rights to individuals fairly, allowing the freedom of assembly.
C: Tax breaks should not end for religious organizations.
P2) If the government is distributing rights fairly to all individuals then why are the middle class workers paying the most taxes? Since religious organizations don't pay taxes someone has to and its coming right out of the working mans pocket. Do you really want to cover the costs these organizations are exempt from paying? If religion is a practice that does so by teaching, then teaching in a school is considered practice as well and if schools are being taxed for their practice of teaching, then religious organizations should be taxed for their practice to teach.
C) Religious organizations should not receive tax breaks.
P2) Since USA has a clear separation of church and state, USA can not have any religious warfare and does not even allow it. The real problem with taxes is not because of religious organizations but with the congress for the conservatives who favors the upper class against the liberals for the middle and lower classes. Religious organizations are separated from this political affair. For religious organizations are really just Individuals having the rights to assemble,so they don't have to get taxed as long as they are not affiliated with any political affair directly.
C) Tax breaks should not end for religious organizations.
P1)religion may give people peace of mind knowing they can peaceably assemble
P2)every religion is at war with another religion....causing armies...and the ones who are creating this mess are the ones NOT being taxed?
P3)All religion does is brainwash people into believing their way is the right way and those who don't follow are against them.
C) religion has everything to do with government,
Issue) whether religion organizations should end their tax breaks or not.
The United States has been at war for this "idea" of terrorism. Terrorism is an "idea" as religion is also an "idea", therefore religion does have influence on the cause of these wars and for their involvement they should be taxed in order to pay for their involvement. When these religious organizations use their right to "peaceably assemble" they create cults. Cults like politics that soon spread ideas of terrorism and other nonsense that do not give people of this county or any country a say otherwise. Politics too have religious beliefs.. PLENTY of politics quote from the bible... especially southern ones. Most political campaigns are based off persuading one religion to vote for them on grounds that the whole group will vote for them and this tactic is seen the most among hasidic communities because if you have one vote you have them all.
My previous debate makes every bit of sense to the issue of whether or not the government should end tax breaks for religious organizations. My point being that because the government is the one taxing the people and NOT religious establishments for wars caused by the religions themselves; the ones causing the wars should be the ones taxed to pay for the wars and not the ones who did not create war in the first place. We have no say in who declares war and who doesn't, that is left up to the government and these wars are the primary derivation of religious beliefs and defects. The government is using tax breaks for religion to hide the fact that religion really does play a role in the governments decisions for war and the government is trying to make it look like religion does not partake in war efforts by providing them tax breaks. This country is backwards and has been that way for a long time.
The Government Should Tax Religious Organizations.
Tax breaks should not end for religious organizations.
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Vote Placed by Geogeer 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro did not substantiate the case behind his argument that religions in the US are responsible for the wars the US engages in. Con effective nullified Pro's arguments.
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