I know Pro is new to DDO. I don’t know whether or not he meant to set the debate time for five minutes, but let me quickly state a quick claim or two as to why government should not run EXACTLY like a business. While I do believe that government should be efficient, if it ran exactly like a business, and citizens were in fact given the rights of employees, they would not have civil liberties protections, as is the case when the majority of people go to work (unless they own the business outright). In a debate over the summer Con addressed this issue along similar lines, it [the proposition] argued that civil liberties (specifically the Second Amendment) should not end where the work place begins. I lost that debate because most people [voters] felt that property rights trump all other rights. In reality, if the government ran EXACTLY like a business, I guess that would mean the president would act as CEO with congress acting like middle managers, and the people would effectively have the same rights that a single shareholder would have in a company with shares that are the equivalent of the US population. But let me say emphatically business, some businesses do run quite effectively, provide great products, and shareholders values. That said I would not want to run the government EXACTLY like a business.
Reasons for voting decision: Welcome to the site, Pro! Unfortunately, there were no real arguments from Pro so, in the absence of support for the motion, it fails and Con wins. As always, happy to clarify this RFD.