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a responsible thing to do for the USA is to increase taxes

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Started: 10/16/2015 Category: Politics
Updated: 12 months ago Status: Post Voting Period
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we spend 3.5 trillion a year. our deficit is like half a trillion.

we can only find insufficient things to cut. you can rail against things like the department of education or depart of housing etc, but you will find you are talking about small fries. we spend about a fifth on healthcare, a fifth on defense, another on social security, another on interest, and the rest on general governance. to oversimplify s the proportions aren't quite that and mroe could be added to say healthcare. that means cutting those departments is cutting a fraction of the budget. you could cut general governance in half, and it'd only be like ten percent of our budget. paying for the poor as the major problem is a myth as hte feds only spend not much beyond ten percent on them.

reputable sources say our debt is manageable.... but it won't be forever. we need to balance the budget. cutting entitlements ain't gonna work politically. cutting general governance will only take you so far. the poor as the problem is a myth. we've been borrowinng against our future so long that it's starting to catch up with us. it isn't all that politically feasible, but increasing taxes is the most politically feasible thing to do.
and it's not like this is without precedent. our tax rates have been much hghe on a regular basis in the past.


i dont think the us should increase taxes because think about it people can be poor as hell. i mean i have some family that are poor. and they still have to pay taxes. so i think taxes should stay the way they are!
Debate Round No. 1


we shouldn't increase taxes because people can be poor? how much sense does this make?

poor people pay taxes? to some extent, but a lot of poor are tax free in this country.

taxes should stay the same cause poor people have to pay taxes? how much sense does that make?


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Debate Round No. 2


this has been one of the worst debates against me ever. perhaps not the very worst, which is troubling for those sorts of debates, isn't it.


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