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Taxes

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Started: 6/16/2014 Category: Economics
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 418 times Debate No: 56696
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M.Diz

Pro

This will be a debate on taxation with a joint resolution and, therefore, a dual burden of proof.

Pro's resolution will be: Taxes on the wealthiest Americans should be increased.

Con's resolution will be: Taxes on the wealthiest Americans should be reduced.


Voting guidelines will be straightforward. I ask that judges take into account the following criteria:

Who fulfilled their burden of proof to the fullest degree (preponderance of evidence)


To fulfill our burdens, we must provide reliable sourcing and economic logic to bear out our positions. Note that philosophical arguments, while potentially useful, should be no means by the backbone of one of our cases. They ought to weigh less than economic arguments.


Definitions

Wealthiest Americans -- The Top 1 percent of income earners, with an annual household income of at least $521,411. (1)

Taxes -- a sum of money demanded by a government for its support or for specific facilities or services, leviedupon incomes, property, sales, etc. (2)

Increased/Reduced -- We'll be using these in terms of a net increase or decrease on the average tax rate paid by a member of the top 1 percent.



Rules

All standard DDO rules will apply. The resolution, terms, and definitions cannot be changed after the point of acceptance.

Round 1 will be for acceptance.
Round 2 will be for opening arguments alone, without addressing the opponent's case.
Round 3 will be for rebuttals
Round 4 will be for rebuttals
Round 5 will for for final rebuttals and closing statements, without new arguments.


(1) http://www.usfunds.com...;
(2) http://dictionary.reference.com...;
inevitable_winner

Con

I accept your challenge and await your response. I look forward to a wonderful debate.
Debate Round No. 1
M.Diz

Pro

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inevitable_winner

Con

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Debate Round No. 2
M.Diz

Pro

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inevitable_winner

Con

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Debate Round No. 3
M.Diz

Pro

I apologize. I've been away and just recently signed back into this site. I have recently changed my mind on taxation after reading Milton Friedman and Frederich Hayek, so there isn't much that we can argue about.

I ask that the voters score this debate as a tie, as neither of us offered any arguments.
inevitable_winner

Con

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Debate Round No. 4
M.Diz

Pro

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inevitable_winner

Con

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Debate Round No. 5
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