Debate for Higher Taxes

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Topic: The wealthy should pay more in taxes to pay for mutually beneficial programs. We can all agree that the rich have money, right? They have more money than the average person at least, so they need to pay more in taxes. The U.S Census Bureau collected data in 2011 and they noticed that most Americans fall in the category of making between $15,000 to $50,000 a year. A substantial amount of rich people make as much as $200,000 to $250,000 a year. We believe that the rich should pay more in taxes to pay for programs that will help everyone because it’s the fair and right thing to do. They definitely have the money to pay for these programs and we are definitely in need of the money. Definitions:

According to the U.S. Census Bureau rich people are people make $200,000 or more in their yearly income. These taxes pay for beneficial programs such as Social Security Benefits, Medical Research and Veteran funding. Value and Criterion:

It seems only fair that the rich pay more in taxes because they have more money. Morally it is the right thing do, and as American citizens it is our duty to pay these taxes in order to help and provide for the people in need. Contention 1: The money goes to support beneficial programs like social security and medical research. The tax money from the rich goes to programs that might not help the rich but as American citizens they still should try to help those less fortunate. A single mother who needs to feed four children desperately waits for welfare which is a government program. The rich want the cut taxes which would mean less money and the mother wouldn’t be able to feed her family. Do we want to higher taxes on the fortunate rich to help the single mother or do we want to lower taxes and starve the single mother? FEMA is another example of a government program that also needs higher taxes. The recent Super Storm Sandy that went through the Eastern coast and destroyed thousands of houses is currently being dealt...
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