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Points: 8

Junk Food Tax Group Debate

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Club
Debate details
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Category
Health
Time for argument
Two weeks
Voting system
Open voting
Voting period
One month
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Contender / Pro
Points: 0
Description
3 person team for each debate, please list out your teammates on first round. Write arguments via PM and forum. The people cannot vote.
Round 1
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Junk food, the unhealthiest food that you could possibly eat. Government officials are starting to blame this food for the cause of obesity in America. They are creating a junk food tax hoping to decrease the amount of obese citizens. But it just won’t work!
    Now this tax isn’t new. In 2011, Denmark introduced the world first tax relating to this matter, “The Fat Tax”. Less than 12 months after it was introduced, it was taken away. Danish people were going other countries to buy the cheap, good tasting junk food. If we implement this tax , some junk food driven people would go to other countries to buy it! (describe in less detail)
    The tax has not faced the real problem, promotions and advertising. Health campaigns funded by the government were crushed by the junk food marketing. Frito lay itself spend 146 million dollars a year on marketing. The problem of obesity is too complex for just a junk food tax to eliminate it."The bottom line is that the tax isn't going to make anybody healthier, it's not going to make a dent in a problem as complex and serious as obesity, and we're certainly not going to solve the complexities of the health -care system with a tax on soda pop." Kevin W. Keane a worker at the American Beverage Association says. (use quotes in rebuttal, describe in less detail) Also a report from the Tax Policy Center said that nutrition taxes are understudied, so it’s very risky to implement this tax.

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Round 2
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Vote con
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Round 3
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Vote con
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Round 4
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VOTE CON
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Round 5
Published:
VOTE CON
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Criterion Con Tie Pro Points
Winner ✔ ✗ ✗ 1 point
Reason:FF
#21
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I'm fine with helping out either, or even both sides.
A few quick things:
1. While this debate need not be USA specific, for clarity it should pick one country for the framework.
2. There are various different types of taxes, but all of them ultimately raise the price consumers pay (Socialist countries have tried to get around this, it leads to collapse).
3. It is very easy for taxes to be regressive, in that they charge the poor a higher percentage of their earnings than the rich (AKA victimizing those who can't afford it). Cigarettes and alcohol are notorious for this.
4. What is under discussion is a Sin Tax. Sin Taxes in the USA cannot merely target something they opposes, but must also be written to be raising funds for some specific social good.
#20
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--> @Club
I'd be happy to debate you.
#19
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--> @Ragnar, @Alec, @PsychometricBrain, @oromagi, @bmdrocks21
Sam_The_Kool_Kid has expressed to me via PM, that he doesn't want to do it anymore, I'll create a new debate, and make sure to vote for con
Instigator
#18
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--> @Sam_the_Kool_Kid
You don't want me on your team, boy?
#17
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--> @Alec
Do you want corn chips to count?
#16
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--> @Alec
Any
-Chips
-Sugary Drinks
-Things that have high calories but very little nutritional value
-Fast Food doesn't count
Corn chips do count
Instigator
#15
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Any
-Chips
-Sugary Drinks
-Things that have high calories but very little nutritional value
-Fast Food doesn't count
Corn chips do count
Instigator
#14
Added:
--> @Club
I support pro, but sure, why not? Lol
#13
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--> @Club, @Sam_the_Kool_Kid
What counts as junk food? Would corn chips count?
#12
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--> @Ragnar
Want to join my team?
Contender
#11
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--> @Alec, @dustryder
Do u want to join my team?
Contender
#10
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--> @PsychometricBrain, @oromagi, @bmdrocks21
Can you guys, join my side?
Instigator
#9
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I'd be up for either side of the debate if a further debater is needed
#8
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--> @Club
I would consider joining Pro's side. I don't feel strongly enough about the topic to be the person who joins, however.
#7
#8
Criterion Con Tie Pro Points
Winner 1 point
Reason:
RFD in Comments
#7
Criterion Con Tie Pro Points
Winner 1 point
Reason:
ff
#6
Criterion Con Tie Pro Points
Winner 1 point
Reason:
FF
#5
Criterion Con Tie Pro Points
Winner 1 point
Reason:
Forfeit.
#4
Criterion Con Tie Pro Points
Winner 1 point
Reason:
FF
#3
Criterion Con Tie Pro Points
Winner 1 point
Reason:
FF
#2
Criterion Con Tie Pro Points
Winner 1 point
Reason:
Pro FF the entire debate, that's poor conduct
#1
Criterion Con Tie Pro Points
Winner 1 point
Reason:
FF