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funkymuppet
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koolkid
Con (against)
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The carbon tax would be succesful

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koolkid
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/18/2012 Category: Science
Updated: 5 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 1,332 times Debate No: 22117
Debate Rounds (5)
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funkymuppet

Pro

This is first round acceptance
koolkid

Con

I accept. I await pro's argument.
Debate Round No. 1
funkymuppet

Pro

I'm sure you are waiting
koolkid

Con

The carbon tax is "Seriously bad"

Mulling over the mess we find ourselves in, it occurred to me that there are several other reasons (apart from those most frequently discussed) why a carbon [dioxide] tax is a very bad idea.

The US economy is in strife. Unless congress can agree an increase to the borrowing ceiling, things could get very bad, very quickly, dragging the global economy down.

The EU is in strife. Greece is on the verge of default, Ireland's finances have junk status, Italy has joined the queue next in line, after Spain and Portugal, waiting for a handout. If the worst happens, the European currency could be blown apart sending the economy into a tailspin, again, dragging the global economy with it.

I am of the old school that believes that drastic reforms should only be undertaken when a government has a clear and unambiguous mandate to do so. Minority or shaky coalition governments should do nothing that rocks the boat - their job is little more than to keep the country on the straight and narrow. But here we have a government with a wafer thin majority thanks to a couple of independents and a Green, undertaking the biggest wholesale reform of our economy since the GST. Only when a government has a substantial majority and a clear mandate should it embark on such major reforms.

And despite all of these issues, and all of the well-rehearsed ones as well, the government ploughs on regardless. That is because it has, at every turn, placed its own survival above what is in the country's best interests - the worst possible crime of a politician.

^ That is why the carbon tax is bad brah. Your turn.
Debate Round No. 2
funkymuppet

Pro

no brah
it is good coz like the guy obama will make carbon cost money so big capanieaes have to pay and it will like, reduce pollution and stuff
iz logical
and u said some false stuff too
try and work out what part
so like yeah u suck and imma gonna win
koolkid

Con

Brah, looks at this ya nub

The carbon tax is "Seriously bad"

Mulling over the mess we find ourselves in, it occurred to me that there are several other reasons (apart from those most frequently discussed) why a carbon [dioxide] tax is a very bad idea.

The US economy is in strife. Unless congress can agree an increase to the borrowing ceiling, things could get very bad, very quickly, dragging the global economy down.

The EU is in strife. Greece is on the verge of default, Ireland's finances have junk status, Italy has joined the queue next in line, after Spain and Portugal, waiting for a handout. If the worst happens, the European currency could be blown apart sending the economy into a tailspin, again, dragging the global economy with it.

I am of the old school that believes that drastic reforms should only be undertaken when a government has a clear and unambiguous mandate to do so. Minority or shaky coalition governments should do nothing that rocks the boat - their job is little more than to keep the country on the straight and narrow. But here we have a government with a wafer thin majority thanks to a couple of independents and a Green, undertaking the biggest wholesale reform of our economy since the GST. Only when a government has a substantial majority and a clear mandate should it embark on such major reforms.

And despite all of these issues, and all of the well-rehearsed ones as well, the government ploughs on regardless. That is because it has, at every turn, placed its own survival above what is in the country's best interests - the worst possible crime of a politician.

Dumb french! Go Blacks!
Debate Round No. 3
funkymuppet

Pro

funkymuppet forfeited this round.
koolkid

Con

koolkid forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
funkymuppet

Pro

funkymuppet forfeited this round.
koolkid

Con

AHA! I win this debate! BOOM BOOM!
Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by Dik_Dawg 5 years ago
Dik_Dawg
He copy pasted all of this
Posted by koolkid 5 years ago
koolkid
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAa :3
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Vote Placed by TUF 5 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Fairly convinced this is him debating himself...
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Reasons for voting decision: I don't even have to read the round to know that only Con had a case (albeit a crappy one).