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Miliano-Rockstar1
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codydrew
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Social Security tax cap should be eliminated

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 8/31/2011 Category: Economics
Updated: 5 years ago Status: Voting Period
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Miliano-Rockstar1

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Social Security tax cap should be eliminated for 75 years due to it collapsing by 2036 and for good recovery...will bring up evidence, points, and arguments in next round.
codydrew

Con

I completely disagree with this. I beleive that we should have a system that allows social security to be used in a decent manner, such as better applications. Without this tax, the entire system would collapse, leaving many disabled without a source of income. Even though most people pay this tax, these same people pay for the roads we drive on, the education we, and our family, received. In addition to this, many people who have paid the tax will be unruly against the government due to the unfairness of inequality in taxation between generations.
Debate Round No. 1
Miliano-Rockstar1

Pro

I wanted to post the parts of evidence that state the actual tagline but didnt want people to read too much if anyone wants me to do this then comment please....thank you now moving on to my points...i put the links to my points....

The reasons why i want my plan to pass (will present it later in this text) are:

1. Social security predicted to collapse by 2036
here's the link http://www.smartmoney.com...

2. Now why is this so bad...because social security is the primary source of income for seniors (http://www.epi.org...)

here are the problems with our current system:

1. It only charges social security tax on the first $106,000 that a person earns, people that earn more than that gets the rest of their income tax free.
(http://www.smartmoney.com...)

2. Now whats so bad about this? : This leads to much of the middle class actually being taxed at a higher rate than the wealthy!
(http://epi.3cdn.net...)

now heres my plan:

Mandates:
1. "Congress will pass legislation removing the social security tax ceiling. For the next 75 years"
Any necessary Funding will come from existing budgets of existing agencies from general federal revenues.
Federal courts will strike down any rules not in compliance with the plan.
This plan will take effect immediately at the beginning of the next fiscal year.

the advantages of my plans:

1. Removing the tax ceiling will virtually eliminate Social Security shortfalls:
(http://www.epi.org...)

2. Not only does it solve, but it won't hurt those that get taxed more
(http://epi.3cdn.net...)

3. americans agree with my plan
(http://www.epi.org...)

thank you for your time.
codydrew

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Debate Round No. 2
Miliano-Rockstar1

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codydrew

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Debate Round No. 3
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