is Obama treating the poor better than any other president that came before him?
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The burden of proof is upon Pro to affirm the resolution.
Thank you Pro for instigating this debate. I will provide counter-arguments that will negate the resolution.
Pro claims that President Obama has been treating the poor nicer than any other president before by lowering taxes. However, this tax cut for the poor, known as the progressive tax, which taxes citizens less if they have lower income and more if they have higher income. This may ease the tax burden for the poor, but it discourages them from working harder and climbing the income ladder. A poor person knows that if they make more money they have to pay more, so the motive to earn more decreases with a progressive tax. As a result, poverty would increase, because more people with lower incomes will stay at the bottom of the income ladder to avoid being taxed higher. Since the poor are not being encouraged to worker harder to make better money, Obama is actually treating them worse.
Known formally as the Affordable Care Act, Pro also claims that Obama has helped the poor through this health care proposal. This is too is false, and somewhat similar to the progressive tax. Low-wage workers who sign up for Obamacare will choose to work less or not even at all because they don't want to lose government-subsidized health coverage. By distorting income, Obamacare provides strong incentives to work less and earn less. According to the Congressional Budget Office, the health care law will prompt 2 million workers to cut hours or quit their job altogether, since the law provides new benefits that will make the workers not want to work at all.
Obama is hurting the poor by providing them more of incentive to not work, to not join the labor force, and to not support the economy of the country that is supporting them. Eventually, the whole system may collapse on itself and the poor will be left with nobody else to rely on.
Since Pro has dropped all my arguments, I will extend them.
"he is rated the top on the very top of the ranking chart"
This is utterly false. There is no data to back this, and it isn't specific either. Top in what area? Top as stated by which people? Also, it is irrelevant to this debate because even if it were true, Pro is using someone else's opinion as his own argument, which is fallacious.
"the people escaping poorness has gone from 1 every 30 seconds to one every 15 seconds"
This is also false and a baseless statement. The poverty rate has increased since President Obama took office [http://money.cnn.com...].
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