The Instigator
Ellieh_gj
Pro (for)
Tied
0 Points
The Contender
mikeshan
Con (against)
Tied
0 Points

Rich people should share their wealth with the poor?

Do you like this debate?NoYes+0
Add this debate to Google Add this debate to Delicious Add this debate to FaceBook Add this debate to Digg  
Post Voting Period
The voting period for this debate has ended.
after 0 votes the winner is...
It's a Tie!
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 12/11/2013 Category: Society
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 1,017 times Debate No: 42176
Debate Rounds (3)
Comments (0)
Votes (0)

 

Ellieh_gj

Pro

I think rich people should share their wealth with the poor as many poor people are living in temote areas which doesnt offer nor allow them to be succesful and find work to provide for themselves and theor family. They also may not have a proper education system. Rich people should at least pay hogher taxes for the less fortunate.
mikeshan

Con

That's a very socialists viewpoint and shown by many Countries who do what you are describing such as Cuba or North Korea its not a very good thing because if everyone makes the same amount of money as everyone else then what would be the point of going to school for 8 years to become a surgeon when you get paid as much as a janitor. That would just mean that for that 8 years you were in school you wouldn't be making money and the janitor would so really more people would be less motivated to do jobs that contribute to society more because the level of work it would take to get those jobs wouldn't bring enough reward to really be worth it.
Debate Round No. 1
Ellieh_gj

Pro

Rich people should pay higher taxes in order to help those that are in tough times and are clearly struggling. It is only fair for the taxes to be raised for people with higher income to be put towards those of lower income. Its understandable that rich people work hard for their money but im certain that they could afford to give a portion of their earnings away because it is a socially responsible thing anyone can do. Besides if someone is in position to be able to help another, thats what they should do. Theres no denying that many rich people carelessly waste their money on pointless luxuries such as gold plated shoes or a 66,000 square foot house when that money could help someone go to school and get an education or even pay for basic necessities.
mikeshan

Con

mikeshan forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
Ellieh_gj

Pro

Ellieh_gj forfeited this round.
mikeshan

Con

mikeshan forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
No comments have been posted on this debate.
No votes have been placed for this debate.