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kungpao
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The Contender
me_a
Con (against)
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Resolved: That the US Government should increase social services for indigenous peoples in America.

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 5/7/2008 Category: Politics
Updated: 9 years ago Status: Voting Period
Viewed: 1,405 times Debate No: 3930
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kungpao

Pro

I can't really think of anything.

If anyone can post some ideas, that would be helpful!
I can't really think of anything.

If anyone can post some ideas, that would be helpful!I can't really think of anything.

If anyone can post some ideas, that would be helpful!I can't really think of anything.

If anyone can post some ideas, that would be helpful!I can't really think of anything.

If anyone can post some ideas, that would be helpful!I can't really think of anything.

If anyone can post some ideas, that would be helpful!I can't really think of anything.

If anyone can post some ideas, that would be helpful!I can't really think of anything.

If anyone can post some ideas, that would be helpful!I can't really think of anything.

If anyone can post some ideas, that would be helpful!I can't really think of anything.

If anyone can post some ideas, that would be helpful!I can't really think of anything.

If anyone can post some ideas, that would be helpful!
me_a

Con

Well, apparently my opponent just needs some help coming up with ideas.
But since I am the con, which means I am against the resolution, I will only provide ideas for my side.

First, several terms must be defined.
Social services: an activity designed to promote social well-being. (Merriam-Webster Dictionary)
Indigenous: Originating and living or occurring naturally in an area or environment. (American Heritage Dictionary)

For clarification, according to the definition of indigenous, the resolution applies to all Americans, not simply Native Americans.

The United States has varied and extensive programs designed to promote social well-being among American citizens; including welfare, social security, medicare and medicade. These programs are available to every qualifying citizen, assuring that only those who need the assistance shall receive it. Despite these precautions, some manage to abuse the system and receive unnecessary aid. For example, millions of Americans now rely on social security alone for income. When it was implemented in 1945, it was intended to be a supplementary source of income for the retired. Now, however, Americans lose thousands of tax dollars every year due to this abuse. Similar instances occur with welfare.
People are already too dependent on the government. The United States Federal Government certainly shouldn't abolish social services, but they should not increase them either. An increase in governmental assistance through an increase in social services would lead to a welfare state and economic devastation.
Debate Round No. 1
kungpao

Pro

kungpao forfeited this round.
me_a

Con

This was mighty pointless. I was hoping for a more fervent comeback.
Well, I hope I at least gave my opponent some ideas.
I suppose I'll just flow through my previous statements and make this easier for all of us.
Debate Round No. 2
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Posted by SweetBags 9 years ago
SweetBags
pro just asked for ideas, and never responded to con, so she wins by default.
con, it would of been a good point to bring up that at their current levels, social security and medicare are set to consume the entire federal budget by 2050.
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