The Instigator
dropoff
Pro (for)
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The Contender
Lsumichiganfan
Con (against)
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8 Points

Make Income Tax Rates Flat

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after 2 votes the winner is...
Lsumichiganfan
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 6/17/2016 Category: Economics
Updated: 11 months ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 395 times Debate No: 92849
Debate Rounds (3)
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Votes (2)

 

dropoff

Pro

I believe that a flat income tax rate would help the overall economy and is fairer for everybody.

Let's set some terms before we begin.

Rules:
1) No trolling or insults.
2) If you forfeit, you automatically lose.
3) You don't have to cite sources for common knowledge, although it would be preferred. If something is not common knowledge, cite it. A general rule of thumb is that something is "common knowledge" if you can find it in three or more sources.

Debate period:
Round 1: Just greetings and acceptance.
Round 2: Main arguments (no rebuttals yet).
Round 3: More arguments, rebuttals, counterarguments.
Round 4: More arguments, rebuttals, counterarguments.
Round 5: Conclusion of argument.
Lsumichiganfan

Con

I accept the debate and will argue against a flat income tax. Instead I will point towards a progressive tax while arguing against flat tax.

By the way, it would help me and you if you extended the debate time to 72 hours instead of 24 hours. I am VERY busy and do not always have time to post arguments.

Thanks!
Debate Round No. 1
dropoff

Pro

dropoff forfeited this round.
Lsumichiganfan

Con

Please extend the debate time and clarify rules please.
Debate Round No. 2
dropoff

Pro

dropoff forfeited this round.
Lsumichiganfan

Con

Vote Con!
Debate Round No. 3
1 comment has been posted on this debate.
Posted by ViceRegent 11 months ago
ViceRegent
How about getting rid of income taxes altogether?
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Vote Placed by ericfleishman 11 months ago
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Vote Placed by lannan13 11 months ago
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Reasons for voting decision: No arguments were made in this debate by either side, so I shall not award the arguments points for this debate. Conduct will go to Con due to Pro forfeiting the two out of the 3 rounds in this debate.