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ciaraburke2402
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Buddahcall
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THB that offender fine's should be in relation to their wealth?

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Buddahcall
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 10/19/2014 Category: Politics
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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ciaraburke2402

Pro

THB offender's fines should be given in relation to their income/wealth.
Buddahcall

Con

I disagree, I believe that poor people should be held responsible for their actions. I also do not believe that it is right for a rich person to pay an exorbitant amount of money for a fine, this could lead to many problems, not the least of which to the police focusing only on a percentage of the population that would bring the most revenue for their departments.
Debate Round No. 1
ciaraburke2402

Pro

Should the punishment for the crime not hold significance to the offender? A "100 fine could be a large sacrifice for one person but mean nothing to another, therefore committing the crime deters the latter much less than it does the other person.
Buddahcall

Con

No matter how much money that person has, the amount should be the same across the board, why charge one man 10 dollars and another man 1000 dollars if they both have to pay one dollar for a cheeseburger at McDonald's? The fine should fit the crime not a person's wealth or status. My point is that no matter how many more dollars person A has than person B, the purchasing power of each one of their single dollars are the same.
Debate Round No. 2
ciaraburke2402

Pro

ciaraburke2402 forfeited this round.
Buddahcall

Con

I will give you another chance to respond.
Debate Round No. 3
ciaraburke2402

Pro

ciaraburke2402 forfeited this round.
Buddahcall

Con

Come on my friend, give me something to work with.
Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by ciaraburke2402 2 years ago
ciaraburke2402
'This House Believes' :)
Posted by justiceandtruth 2 years ago
justiceandtruth
Pardon my ignorance but what do you mean by thb?
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