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Poverty Revenue Policy

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 2/3/2015 Category: Economics
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Annjam

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My Poverty Revenue Policy would impose a annual tax on foreign citizens that work abroad in foreign countries not of origin to finance charitable expenditures in third world underdeveloped populations. The Poverty Revenue Policy would finance charitable expenditures such as medical charities, food distribution, public housing, social services, infrastructure, and much more. The Poverty Revenue Policy would not target any specific racial groups but is aimed at Foreign Residents that live and work in foreign countries not of birth. In addition, the Poverty Revenue Police would not burden any racial groups with the financial responsibility of providing resources to foreign populations. In stead, the Poverty Revenue Policy would target immigrants that migrate to foreign countries to study and work. This annual tax would be an obligation for foreign migrant workers to finance charity in targeted third world populations. The Poverty Revenue Policy would not impose any racial barriers. For example; President George W. Bush Jr. has tripled direct humanitarian and development aid to the world's most impoverished continent since taking office and recently vowed to double that increased amount by 2010 -- to nearly $9 billion. ( Bush Has Quietly Tripled Aid to Africa: Para. 2: http://www.washingtonpost.com...) In my opinion the funding donated to finance Former President Bush Jr's. presidential expenditures in Africa came from tax payers annual returns and this is part of the reason the IRS Scandal with Lois Learner is taking a toll on U.S. Economy in President Barack Obama's administration. During his speech to Ghana's parliament on Saturday,07/15/2009 President Obama sounded a familiar refrain: Africa must be made and remade by Africans, and the United States will continue to support nations on the path to progress. To critics, that meant he had nothing new to say -- it was the same message about good governance they'd heard from presidents Clinton and George W. Bush. No new programs or initiatives for Africa. But just because the message is old doesn't mean it's not worth repeating. Obama is building on a solid aid network that Bush created on the African continent. Most foreign-aid advocacy groups give the U.S. high marks on its expansion of programs that fight poverty and disease overseas. (American Aid to Africa (C) 2009: http://articles.latimes.com...)
the_untold

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I accept this debate. Best of luck to my opponent.
Debate Round No. 1
Annjam

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Annjam forfeited this round.
the_untold

Con

So my opponent has forfeited the round .I will just continue with my constructive points.
First, WHY?
1. Specifically choosing a group of people is discrimination. No matter what the end results are you can not justify the means of reaching to it by saying that the money will be used for charitable purpose. And also not all foreign citizens are rich. So you are just burdening them with a new task which will decrease their income,which in chain will effect their lifestyle .
Secondly,we would be at loss.
1.See when an highly educated person migrates to US we are the ones who gain from his services, but now when a person is making the choice to migrate he would prefer a country which does not have this tax . So we loss the benefits of their services.
Debate Round No. 2
Annjam

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the_untold

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So my opponent has forfeited the round again. VOTE OPP.
Debate Round No. 3
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the_untold

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Debate Round No. 4
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Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by Annjam 2 years ago
Annjam
Gingerbread Man,

Because a majority of foreign residents live, study, and work in foreign countries different from their birth country they pay taxes to the foreign country they labor in therefore, instead of the Global community being burden with the responsibility of providing resources to poor people in third world countries that are not develop and don't possess a Economic System than the tax burden should lie on the foreign laborer.
Posted by gingerbread-man 2 years ago
gingerbread-man
People who work in other countries are already either taxed in the country they live in, or if they are still tax residents of their own countries pay tax in both. Most countries have double taxation agreements to stop citizens being taxed twice in both their home and adopted country. It seems entirely unequitable to single out and expect immigrants to support both the social funding in their old and new country concurrently when they are most likely already sending a big part of their pay check back home already. This is a very poorly thought out policy
Posted by Annjam 2 years ago
Annjam
KhaosMage,

Obviously, this Poverty Revenue Policy is aimed at the global community and not just a burden for American economics. In my opinion, all citizens that travel outside their country of birth and live and work abroad should be taxed especially if their government is poor and undeveloped. Because charity to third world populations has become a financial burden for America and is affecting the United States Government Budgetary Spending causing an Economic Recession, increased inflation, and hardship for laborers in the U.S. as a result of lay offs and closures of businesses, industries, and corporations.
Posted by Annjam 2 years ago
Annjam
Beagle Hugs,

Obviously, if third world populations are advertising through mass media and propaganda world wide the need for charitable contributions globally than this argument is still current. Despite, all of the global charity third world populations all ready have access too these countries still have not progressed from charitable donations as a means of economics stability.
Posted by Beagle_hugs 2 years ago
Beagle_hugs
This debate is written as if it is about 5 years in the past.
Posted by KhaosMage 2 years ago
KhaosMage
Is this policy saying that the USA should tax individuals who reside/work in a foreign nation, but who actually are citizens of a different foreign nation?
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Vote Placed by lannan13 2 years ago
lannan13
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