Debates by Category: Tax

March 31, 2010

Legalize Marijuana for Tax Revenue

The entire U.S. should follow California’s lead—introducing referendums to make marijuana legal, thereby putting the current criminal drug producers and sellers out of business and enabling government to collect tax on pot sold via legitimate channels. Pro or con?

Editor’s Note: The following is an update of a Debate Room edition that originally appeared in 2009

November 18, 2009

Snuff out the Estate Tax

The U.S. should repeal the taxes heirs must pay when inheriting money, real estate, and other assets. Pro or con?

September 16, 2009

Tax Sugary Soft Drinks

The federal government should help finance the expansion of U.S. health coverage by taxing products, such as sugary soft drinks, that contribute to obesity and other chronic health conditions. Pro or Con?

July 17, 2009

Under-the-Table Pay Is Unacceptable

The federal government should crack down on businesses that pay employees under the table, because it needs the tax revenue. Pro or con?

August 1, 2008

$250,000 Isn’t Rich

Barack Obama proposes higher taxes for couples making $250,000 a year. But with costs rising fast, that hardly seems “wealthy” now. Pro or con?

July 7, 2008

Repeal Bush’s Tax Cuts

The U.S. simply cannot continue to function highly without a greater stream of revenue. Pro or con?

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