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pwnunoob
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applesnacks
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Organized Political Lobbying does more harm than good

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 1/13/2010 Category: Technology
Updated: 7 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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pwnunoob

Con

In the U.S. Organized Political Lbbying does more harm than good.

Tag: Increased campaign spending is socially harmful.
Cite: Department of Economics
Evidence: Political action committees can spend $5000. Increased fund raising keeps politicians from legislative duties. A large contribution can shape the outcome of regulatory proceeding. Too much money is being spent on political lobbying.

Abstract: The cost of political campaigns in the U.S. has risen substantially in recent years. For example, real spending on congressional election campaigns doubled between 1976 and 1992 (Steven D. Levitt [1995]). There are many reasons why increased campaign spending might be socially harmful. First, increased spending means increased fund-raising, which may keep politicians from their legislative duties.1 Second, a lobbyist who makes a large campaign contribution may have undue influence on electoral outcomes, on the shaping of legislation, or on the outcome of regulatory proceedings.2 Th
applesnacks

Pro

Copy pasta fail

and you got the wrong side
Debate Round No. 1
pwnunoob

Con

Haha I know man I already explained it to some other people that this
is my evidence for another case and I got lt mixed up dude I'm really sorry
that I'm not able to give out a real debate. Maybe next time.
applesnacks

Pro

Probably turned out for the best, it may be the new PF topic but as I later realized, I have no background knowledge and have done no research and have absolutely no blocks.

so yay =D
Debate Round No. 2
pwnunoob

Con

Ha I was actually scared you'd be pissed cause everyone was super pissed off that I accidentally did it. I have to do this topic for school so I was actually looking for some help by looking at other cases and hopefully to provide some help. Well I'll try to start another match sometime. In the meantime I'll try to send you a friend request.
applesnacks

Pro

You and me both, figured getting stomped might provide some fun arguments or evidence to work with later.

next time don't put that stupid 1000 character limit on its annoying
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by pwnunoob 7 years ago
pwnunoob
Wow 21 votes this wasn't even a real debate lol
Posted by pwnunoob 7 years ago
pwnunoob
sorry guys pasted the wrong thing but i had an original paper and this was my source. i will end this round and begin a new one because of the accident that occured
sorry
Posted by brittwaller 7 years ago
brittwaller
It was double-ended.
Posted by racontour 7 years ago
racontour
I'm guessing he was using a word processor and there was a bit of a snafu in either the cutting and pasting. I think that is what Brittwaller was communicating.
Posted by Koopin 7 years ago
Koopin
Copy and pasted.
http://econpapers.repec.org...
Posted by RoyLatham 7 years ago
RoyLatham
The resolution is confused. Lobbying is the paying of advocates to trying to get certain legislation passed, blocked, or amended base upon the interests of the group that pays the lobbyists. Campaign financing is the raising and spending of money to get someone elected. The resolution says "lobbying" but the opening argument seems to be against campaign spending. Spending to support a candidate is a First Amendment right, so whether it is good or bad, there is not too much that can be done about it.
Posted by Logical-Master 7 years ago
Logical-Master
Where was this copy/pasted from?
Posted by brittwaller 7 years ago
brittwaller
Copy/Paste FAIL.
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