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-*'''<big>[[Debate: US debt ceiling deal| US debt ceiling deal]]</big>''' - August 5th, 2011.+*'''<big>[[Debate: Balanced budget amendment to US Constitution]]</big>''' - August 9th, 2011.
'''Featured pro and con arguments from this article:''' '''Featured pro and con arguments from this article:'''
-*'''Deal needed only start deficit reductions.''' [http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/compromise-achieved-reforms-the-next-chapter/2011/08/02/gIQAXQBMqI_story.html Timothy Geithner, US Treasury Secretary. "Compromise achieved, reform’s the next chapter." Washington Post. August 3rd, 2011]:[[Image:President obama speaks.jpg|right|200px]] "Already, some are asking if we cut too much. Others want to know if we did enough about the long-term problem of a rising debt burden. This agreement is the beginning of restoring fiscal sustainability. It is a substantial down payment, but not the end of the debate. The government’s ability to make smart, long-term budget choices has long been broken. This gives us a chance to fix it."+*'''Deal needed only start deficit reductions.''' [http://www.torenewamerica.com/the-case-for-a-balanced-budget-amendment-now Dr. Jim Garlow Chairman, Renewing American Leadership Action. Statement before the House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on the Constitution. May 13, 2011]: "This constitutional amendment is necessary to force Congress and the President to confront and resolve our cancerous fiscal crisis. It will end the annual budget deficit and stop the bleeding. And it will prevent future Congresses or Presidents from relying on tax increases or borrowing to balance the budget."
-*'''CON: [[Argument: Debt deal doesn't cut spending enough to solve deficit| Debt deal doesn't cut spending enough to solve deficit]]''' [http://www.ksallink.com/?cmd=displaystory&story_id=18486&format=html Jerry Moran, Sen R-KS. "Debt deal not good for America." KSALLink.com. August 2nd, 2011]:[[Image:US Congress 3.jpg|right|200px]] "This plan may be considered a good deal in Washington, D.C., but it is not a good deal for the future of America. There are virtually no spending cuts in this bill – in fact, it only slows slightly the growth of spending. The amount of spending that is reduced is about $21 billion next year. Given the fact that we borrow $4 billion more each day than what we take in – those savings will disappear in less than a week. It’s unfortunate the country has been through this long drama about raising the debt ceiling and it’s even sadder that the accomplishments are so few.+*'''CON: [[Argument: Balanced budget amendment undervalues loans and debt| Balanced budget amendment undervalues loans and debt]]''' [http://www.denverpost.com/opinion/ci_18524210#ixzz1UJph9MJH Kathy White. "Guest Commentary: A federal balanced budget amendment would hurt the economy." Denver Post. July 24th, 2011]: "Traveling back in time is no way to prepare for the future. You meet the future by making investments that will pay off. Families take long term loans to buy homes and pay for college. Businesses borrow to take advantage of modern technologies and more efficient facilities. State and local governments borrow to build and maintain roads, dams, schools and prisons. Denying the United States government that same basic tool would jeopardize generations of progress. Indeed, a balanced budget amendment would be like forcing a family to pay the entire cost of a house up front, or making a college student pay a year's tuition entirely with money earned that same year. At the federal level, unless exempted as Senator Udall's proposal does, it could mean that the Social Security Trust Fund could pay out to current retirees only what it took in through taxes on current workers. Too bad if there are more retirees than workers."
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 +*'''[[Debate: US debt ceiling deal| US debt ceiling deal]]''' - August 5th, 2011.
*'''[[Debate: Obama executive order to raise the debt ceiling| Obama executive order to raise the debt ceiling]]''' - August 1st, 2011. *'''[[Debate: Obama executive order to raise the debt ceiling| Obama executive order to raise the debt ceiling]]''' - August 1st, 2011.
*'''[[Debate: Pornography| Pornography]]''' - July 27th, 2011. *'''[[Debate: Pornography| Pornography]]''' - July 27th, 2011.

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