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Jifpop09
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Macumba
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The US minimum wage should be raised to 20$

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Jifpop09
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 4/11/2014 Category: Economics
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Jifpop09

Con

I challenge ProgressiveDem to this debate. He will argue that the US minimum wage should be 20$, while I will argue against this.

I think little more clarifications are needed. Obviously, sources and graphs should be used whenever possible to support your case.
Debate Round No. 1
Jifpop09

Con

No? You do realize your arguing in favor of the law, right?
Debate Round No. 2
Jifpop09

Con

Everyone, please vote for me as Pro is obviously just trolling.
Macumba

Pro

Ha sorry I thought this debate was stupid do you realize what would happen if the minimum wage was 20$
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Jifpop09 3 years ago
Jifpop09
Yeah, but I got it wrong. He supports 15$ wages. I decided to leave the challenge open though. Anyways, you should check out my progressive wage platform.
Posted by Buggie111 3 years ago
Buggie111
Did you explicitly set the debate to challenge progressivedem?
Posted by Jifpop09 3 years ago
Jifpop09
Well, this guy ruined my debate -_-
Posted by Buggie111 3 years ago
Buggie111
I'm curious if ProgressiveDem is supportive of it.
Posted by Jifpop09 3 years ago
Jifpop09
I agree that 20$ would kill the economy. I'm in support for an 10-11$ wage.
Posted by Buggie111 3 years ago
Buggie111
This would be an extremely high spike in the minimum wage and might be unnecessary. MW hovered around $10 after inflation for most of its lifetime, so I don't see why anything above $12.50 is deathly necessary.
Posted by Hematite12 3 years ago
Hematite12
To ironmaiden:

Here's the debate where Jifpop09 explains his progressive wage proposal, with a video:

http://www.debate.org...
Posted by ironmaiden 3 years ago
ironmaiden
Please explain to me this progressive wage law.
Posted by Jifpop09 3 years ago
Jifpop09
Trust me, I agree. I'm working on a platform called progressive wage laws, that will fix this problem, but I'm currently suffering from social inequality issues. To fascist for some peoples taste.
Posted by ironmaiden 3 years ago
ironmaiden
Do you realize what would happen to the economy? It would be trashed. You'd be spending $20 for a burger. Every job that pays above minimum wage would be devalued. People would be laid off. Basically, raising minimum wage would only raise the standard of living, which would only screw us even more.
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Vote Placed by ESocialBookworm 3 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: troll user
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Reasons for voting decision: pros a troll. he made no arguments so all points to con
Vote Placed by Juan_Pablo 3 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Macumba was clearly trolling. Conduct point to con!