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Ant0ni024
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WillRiley
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there should be a time limit for people on welfare.

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Started: 2/23/2015 Category: Economics
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Ant0ni024

Con

Welfare should be limited by time. why do you believe this?
WillRiley

Pro

Thank you for the interesting debate topic. I hope this can be a productive and civil exchange.
Evidence

Unemployment benefits (also, depending on the jurisdiction, called unemployment insurance, unemployment compensation or the dole) are social welfare payments made by the state or other authorised bodies to unemployed people. Benefits may be based on a compulsory para-governmental insurance system. Depending on the jurisdiction and the status of the person, those sums may be small, covering only basic needs, or may compensate the lost time proportionally to the previous earned salary. [1]

In the United States unemployment benefits generally pay eligible workers between 40-50% of their previous payBenefits are generally paid by state governments, funded in large part by state and federal payroll taxes levied against employers, to workers who have become unemployed through no fault of their own. This compensation is classified as a type of social welfare benefit. According to the Internal Revenue Code, these types of benefits are to be included in a taxpayer's gross income.

The standard time-length of unemployment compensation is six months, although extensions are possible during economic downturns. Once this six-month time period elapses and payment ceases, an individual who remains unemployed is left with little means of a social safety net other than through help from charities, family or friends. This contrasts with the situation of the unemployed in many of the European countries (such as France, Germany, Ireland and the United Kingdom), where, once an unemployed individual is no longer eligible (or was never eligible to begin with) for contribution-based unemployment benefit, the individual then becomes eligible for a standard non-contribution unemployment benefit, which lasts either until the worker becomes employed or enters retirement. [2]

Arguments

There are obvious reasons that we do not have infinite time to be on welfare. This would cause people to have an incentive to stop working even, since they can get payed, quite literally, for doing nothing. Also, it is important to realize that money doesn't just appear. Someone has to pay for these freeloaders.

I will end my argument here, being that you have not made an argument yet. Back to you Con.

[1] [2] http://en.wikipedia.org...

Debate Round No. 1
Ant0ni024

Con

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WillRiley

Pro

I extend my arguments.
Debate Round No. 2
Ant0ni024

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Pro

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Debate Round No. 3
Ant0ni024

Con

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WillRiley

Pro

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Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by Lee001 1 year ago
Lee001
Lol, that went quick.
Posted by Lee001 1 year ago
Lee001
You should make your argument more clear in the first round, then I might accept.
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