The Instigator
Hreha827
Con (against)
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The Contender
draxxt
Pro (for)
Winning
35 Points

Social Security

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 4/19/2008 Category: Politics
Updated: 9 years ago Status: Voting Period
Viewed: 2,997 times Debate No: 3704
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Hreha827

Con

Social Security too me is something that need to be changed since United States seams to be going into some kind "Change" blah blah blah whatever. My opinion about Social Security is just stupid because of the fact that people are wanting the rich to pay more money just because of there wealth. How I see it, is that they really don't even need Social Security because there already set for life. Just because some of these people can't get off there butts and get a job we have to give them money OK! NO! I understand about some people that got hurt or are just to old to work but really there are some people that advantage of our hard earned money. Just save money and we need to stop waisting our money.
draxxt

Pro

Thank you, Hreha827 (Was Hreha already taken? Nevermind...) for starting this debate.

I would like to begin by defining Social Security (This time, not using Merriam-Webster.)

"Social Security
Definition

The comprehensive federal program of benefits providing workers and their dependents with retirement income, disability income, and other payments. The Social security tax is used to pay for the program."
-http://www.investorwords.com...

You define Social Security as "My opinion about Social Security(: it) is just stupid because of the fact that people are wanting the rich to pay more money just because of (their) wealth."

My opponent clearly does not understand what Social Security or the benefits thereof, are.

"The Social Security program is a Government-operated retirement plan that provides monthly income to retirees. It was designed to meet the basic needs of retirees."
-http://www.investorguide.com...

Obviously, We can see that Social Security is for the betterment of those who most likely either cannot support themselves due to age or are not in a position, at their time of retirement, to make any sort of money for their support.

"How I see it, is that they really don't even need Social Security because there already set for life."

I believe all I need to say is... Wealthy people are NOT the only ones paying the tax supporting Social Security and are not the only ones benefitted.

"Just because some of these people can't get off there butts and get a job we have to give them money OK! NO!"
A majority of retirees have... Well, I'm not sure how to put this, already had steady and fufilling jobs and are stopping their work life to enjoy life. (Generally, this falls under the aged category as they have the most time to earn money for retirement and social security helps keep food on the table.)

"Just save money and we need to stop waisting our money."
My opponent is seventeen years old. (http://www.debate.org...)
Seventeen. Is it not bewildering that someone that age who claims the use of a debate account is using this kind of... Nevermind.

Please, for the reasons presented to you, You vote Pro.

Thank you,
-EG
Debate Round No. 1
Hreha827

Con

I believe you shouldn't be able to use other peoples wealth and success.I think some people should just get a job and stop being lazy.
draxxt

Pro

Thank you for refuting my points. I waited for your rebuttal and, quite honestly, I foolishly expected more.

I have very little to say in return. All my points are distributed and remain intact.

My opponent THINKS Social Security is wrong. One way to refute this is to reread my previous argument.

Thank you,
-EG
Debate Round No. 2
Hreha827

Con

ok my point to why I think it is wrong is in my first paragraph. I have little to say but i don't think I need to say anymore.
draxxt

Pro

I refuted your first argument. Fon't drop your contentions. I believe I have won, in light of my opponent's lack of defense. Vote Pro.

Thanks,
-EG
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by b3rk 9 years ago
b3rk
Round 1:
"My opinion about Social Security is just stupid"

That's all I need to know.
Posted by draxxt 9 years ago
draxxt
Well, I'm guessing the two voters were my opponent and the "Philosophical One" my next opponent on this topic.
Posted by Kleptin 9 years ago
Kleptin
The vote boxes have to be bigger. Apparently, two senile people with spastic hands have clicked Con instead of Pro.

::clicks Pro::
Posted by chigurh 9 years ago
chigurh
Ahahahaaha what the fuh...good job contender
Posted by draxxt 9 years ago
draxxt
I meant "don't"above, not Fon't.
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