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BobTurner
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atoy120
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Let's Balance the Budget Together

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Started: 4/4/2014 Category: Economics
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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BobTurner

Pro

Here's how this will work. I'm a liberal and therefore I want to balance the budget with revenue increases. Conservatives want spending cuts. Therefore, as the resident liberal, I will be proposing spending cuts each round, while Con -- who should be a conservative -- will be proposing new revenue. The voters, in the end, should choose the person who reduces the deficit by the widest margin.

First spending cut: End the war in Afghanistan.
atoy120

Con

First revenue increase: Robin Hood Tax
Adds sales tax on 0.5 percent on stocks, 0.1 percent on bonds and 0.005 percent on derivatives. Everyone who bought and sold stocks, bonds or derivatives would be taxed
Could generate about 350 billion in revenue.
Debate Round No. 1
BobTurner

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Debate Round No. 2
BobTurner

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Debate Round No. 3
BobTurner

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atoy120

Con

No forfeit for me.
Debate Round No. 4
BobTurner

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atoy120

Con

No forfeit for me.
Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by erniemccracken 3 years ago
erniemccracken
End all refundable tax credits...(credits that can actually MAKE you money from doing taxes).
Nobody should be able to pay a negative amount in taxes.
Posted by travis18352 3 years ago
travis18352
end foreign aid, end the fed, repeal the 16th amendment, get our troops out of every other country except for our own, end the afghan war, abolish the irs, cut most of the epa, stop all the useless spending like studying why lesbians are fat, cut congressional pay, end the nsa, end the dept homeland security.
Posted by BobTurner 3 years ago
BobTurner
Yeah that's the point lol. It's easy for me to recommend tax increases, so instead I'll have to find spending cuts.
Posted by Hematite12 3 years ago
Hematite12
"I'm a liberal and therefore I want to balance the budget with revenue increases. Conservatives want spending cuts."

"Therefore, as the resident liberal, I will be proposing spending cuts each round, while Con -- who should be a conservative -- will be proposing new revenue."

You just reversed it lol
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