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karilupe
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gaby2994
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fdr's new deal

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/9/2011 Category: Politics
Updated: 5 years ago Status: Voting Period
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karilupe

Con

FDR's new deal was harmful to millions of poor and middle class people. Much of Roosevelt's programs were funded through the levy of taxes. Most of these taxes were raised by taxing luxury products such as cigs. and alcohol. Ultimately these taxed took advantage of the poor and middle class.
gaby2994

Pro

FDR's new deal had 3 goals; relief, reform, and recovery. These goals aimed toward unemployment. To resolve the unemployment crisis, they started the Civilian Conservation Corps. This gave many people including: high class, middle class, and low class, many job opportunities.
Debate Round No. 1
karilupe

Con

the new deal taxes were major job destroyers during the 1930's prolonging unemployment that averaged 17%. Higher business taxes meant that employers had less money for growth and jobs. for example the national industral recovery act (1933) cut back production and forced wages above market levels, making it more expensive for employers to hire people. blacks alone were estimated to have lost some 500,000 jobs because of the act.
gaby2994

Pro

Yes true but, Roosevelt created the FERA (Federal Emergency Relief Agency), it increased unemployment assistance and put the government in control of welfare. The new deal changed for business and the way America dealt with money. The goal was meant to create a change and a change was indeed made to the economy. This deal changed the country it increased the country greatly and the goal was a huge success.
Debate Round No. 2
karilupe

Con

The National labor relations act (1935) gave unions monopoly bargaining power in workplaces and led to violent strikes and compulsory unionization of mass production industries. Unions secured above-market wages,triggering big layoffs and helping to usher in the depression of 1938. The new deals didnt increase the numbers of jobs in the economy, because the money spent on new deal projects came from taxpayers who consequently had less money to spend on food, coats,cars,books and other things that would have stimulated the economy
gaby2994

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In order to fix this problem Roosevelt created the National Recovery Act , which reduced the unemployment rate, and more people had money. The FDR's new deal was a huge success, it helped people gain hope and recovery for the future. It also prevented starvation, gave people many job opportunities with the programs Roosevelt created. Taxes were not increased as much, so people were not extremely broke to pay there taxes.
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Reasons for voting decision: In R2, Pro admitted that setting wages above market rates among other things by New Deal policies contributed to rising unemployment in a time when it was already a problem. Pro's point that the government fixed this with unemployment benefits was incoherent. It attempted to fix with its left hand the problem it was creating with it's right. In R3 Pro went back on the conceded point though. Arguments to Pro for initial concession of the point as well as conduct for going back on the concession.