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Should the US focus on paying off the national debt before focusing on reforming social services?

mrjpb104
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The government is plagued by the current national debt, which stands at approximately $9 trillion. At this rate, it would take decades to pay it off if every American paid a penny a day. I believe it is wrong to tell people that new programs will be instituted and that programs will be reformed if there is no premise for it. Where will the money come from? We will have to eventually confront this, either with a tax or a complete overhaul of the system. Every day it increases and plagues all Amer...

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It is up to the courts to define marriage, not legislators.

Farooq
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I'd like to first point out that this arguement is not about how marriage should be defined (i.e. eurotraditional, polygamy, same-sex), but who should get to decide. I have chosen to do the "con" in this arguement and assert that marriage is a state recognition of a relationship. In democracies therefore it is logical to assume that seeing as the state is handing out these certificates of official recognition and the state is really just the will of the populace (or it at least it should be)...

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