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macheteenima
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The Contender
lightingbolt50
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Is welfare a good for America

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lightingbolt50
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 5/16/2014 Category: Politics
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 613 times Debate No: 54872
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macheteenima

Con

Welfare is a ridiculous socialist way to solve poverty. It gives people no reason to work. Long term, welfare makes communities worse. Private charity should help the truly helpless, the rest should help themselves. Our society is economically backwards, it rewards failure and punishes success.
lightingbolt50

Pro

The mindset of "they should help themselves" is ridiculous. In this situation, they often times can't. America has large unemployment rate, and many of the people that DO have jobs are payed ridiculously low (someone working at walmart or mcdonalds, for example) and they aren't payed enough to support them and their families without welfare. Not everyone has the chance to get a good job. If you want to get rid of welfare, first you must improve the economy.
Debate Round No. 1
macheteenima

Con

macheteenima forfeited this round.
lightingbolt50

Pro

Your argument, please?
Debate Round No. 2
macheteenima

Con

macheteenima forfeited this round.
lightingbolt50

Pro

This debate is quickly becoming pointless. Did you give up or forget about the debate?
Debate Round No. 3
1 comment has been posted on this debate.
Posted by Wylted 3 years ago
Wylted
Stop stealing my topics
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Vote Placed by bladerunner060 3 years ago
bladerunner060
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Reasons for voting decision: Conduct for the forfeits. Arguments to Pro for Pro actually presenting one and showing up for the debate. It's unfortunate that Con saw fit to waste Pro's time. As always, happy to clarify this RFD.