Announcing our first “Insta-Debate” Topic: CONGRESS SHOULD PASS OBAMA’S JOBS PLAN—PIECE BY PIECE
The goal of our first “insta-debate,” was to debate a topic at the forefront of current events. For many Americans, unemployment is at the top of that list. In the face of a double-dip recession and an unprecedented long-term unemployment rate, President Obama unveiled the American Jobs Act before Congress. His plan? Lower the unemployment rate and stimulate the economy with $447 billion in employer tax breaks, jobless reintegration, state aid, and infrastructure projects, to be paid for with taxes on corporations and the wealthy. Will this plan bring a fast, effective boost to the job market, or will higher taxes punish job creators and sink us further into debt?