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1 COMM 140P: AFFIRMATIVE BRIEF Background : Charles Darwin once said “if the misery of the poor is caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.” Right now, the US ranks low in its rate of graduating engineers and scientists from universities, compared to the world. It is causing us to lose our competitive edge globally. The United States has an opportunity it cannot pass up. It is for this reason and many more that we stand firmly Resolved: The United States Federal Government should substantially increase social services for persons living in poverty in the United States . Our plan will clarify what we mean. Weighing mechanism : We will win this round by showing net benefits. Definition(s) : To debate this, first, we need to define a few terms Social services , according to Miriam Webster dictionary, means government services provided for the benefit of the community, such as education. Poverty is defined by US Census as families of four living on $20K a year. Observation one: Inherency . Although President Obama has attempted to boost broadband access, it lacks necessary commitment and has too many strings attached. Thereby increasing the digital divide. The Economist ‘9 (Not so fast; Broadband stimulus,” – 1/31/09 http://www.economist.com/displayStory.cfm?story_id=13024563) But as politicians announce their plans, they do not sound terribly ambitious. Mr Obama's $819 billion stimulus package would make just $6 billion available for expanding broadband access—much less than expected, and with too many strings attached, grumble would-be recipients. In Britain, meanwhile, a plan to subsidise fast new fibre networks seems to have been ditched in favour of an initiative to ensure that broadband is available to anyone who is prepared to pay for it—in other words, filling in gaps in rural areas rather than boosting the speed of existing connections. So much for Mr Brown's talk of a "communications revolution at a period when we want to stimulate the economy", or Mr Obama's campaign promise that "every American should have the highest form of broadband access". Grand words have given way to puny deeds. Campaigners and industry lobbies are livid. To remedy this, we propose the following, Observation 2: the plan : Agent: The United States Federal Government Mandate: should expand the Life‐Line and Link‐Up program (as offered under the Federal Communication Commission’s Universal Services Fund) to include broadband services. Enforcement : The FCC will enforce. Funding : Funding will be through normal means Geographic location : This will take place in all 50 states and be rolled out in phases Timeline : over the next five years. Observation three:
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