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UTNIF 2009 TOPICALITY 1 Index The most important stuff in the file is the “Showcase Violations” at the front. “Net Increase” is a violation against affs that just change the method of implementing of social services without mandating a quantitative increase in the total amount (i.e., Privatization). “Marriage Promotion Net Increase” is that violation with blocks specifically tailored against “Ban Marriage Promotion.” The “TANF Poverty” violation argues TANF is extra‐topical (unreform welfare, Privatization, Marriage Promotion, The Survivors Monstrosity). The last violation is very similar to the “TANF Poverty” but also includes a violation for affs that change the definition of poverty (i.e., The Survivors Monstrosity). Many of the blocks from “TANF Poverty” would also apply to the last violation although you would have to insert some more arguments specific to the additional violation. Showcase Violations Net Increase 2‐6 Marriage Promotion Net Increase 7‐12 TANF Poverty 13‐22 Changing Poverty Line/TANF 23‐24 More violations Social Services ain’t cash 25‐26 USFG not courts 27‐28 Subsets 29 Increase is pre‐existing 30‐31 Poverty Guideline Extra‐topicality 32 Beyond Breadth v Depth Competing Interpretations Bad 33 Competing Interpretations Good 34 Kritiks of Topicality A2 Kritik of Topicality 35‐38 Fairness Good 39 A2 Unfairness Inevitable 40 A2 Fairness Good 41‐42 Definitions Galore Resolved 43 The 44 United States 45 Federal Government 46‐47 Should 48 Substantially 49‐53 Increase 54 Social Services 55‐63 For 64 Persons 65‐66 Living 67 In 68 Poverty 69‐73 Bonus: Objectivity/Quantitative Standard Good 74-75
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UTNIF 2009 TOPICALITY 2 Net Increase Topicality 1NC A. Interpretation: The affirmative must quantitatively increase the amount of social services provided by the federal government. Wordnet 20 06. < http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=increase> Increase : Addition, gain, a quantity that is added . B. Violation: They change the methods of social services, but doesn’t produce a net increase to social services. TANF is distributed as a block grant to the states, and the affirmative doesn’t increase the size of that block grant Urban Institute 2009 [http://www.urban.org/publications/310991.html] Between President Bush's FY 2005 budget and pending congressional legislation, at least 10 different block grant proposals are up for consideration by national policymakers. Block grants are fixed-sum federal grants to state and local governments that give them broad flexibility to design and implement designated programs. Federal oversight and requirements are light, and funds are allocated among recipient governments by formula. Most federal aid is currently distributed to state and local governments as categorical grants, which may also be allocated by formula but can only be used for rather narrowly defined purposes.
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