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Unformatted text preview: ears, to sound the alarm to the people, and not only to be the VOICE, but, if necessary, the ARM of their discontent. 13 | P a g e Federalism DA Affirmative BDL No Impact – Tyranny [___] [___] Public pressure prevents the impact Ilya Somin, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Government, Harvard University, 2001 (GEORGETOWN LAW JOURNAL, January, p. 485) The problem of transparency that Justice O'Connor detected in the case of federal commandeering is much more serious in the case of federal subsidies to state governments. State officials faced with commandeering statutes and other unfunded mandates from the federal government have an obvious incentive to publicize their complaints and use their lobbying power to mobilize opposition. Indeed, such opposition has resulted in numerous state-government-initiated lawsuits to curtail such mandates and even in the passage of the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995, a federal statute intended to curb them. Although this activity is unlikely to completely negate deeply rooted voter ignorance, it may at the very least diminish it to some degree. 14 | P a g e Taxes Bad Disadvantage Taxes Bad DA BDL Taxes Bad DA – Table of Contents Summary............................................................................................................................................... 2 Glossary ................................................................................................................................................ 3 Taxes Bad Disadvantage Shell .......................................................................................................... 4-5 Uniqueness – No Tax Increases Now ................................................................................................... 6 Link – Transportation Infrastructure Investment Increases Taxes ......................................................... 7 Answers to: Pay for the Plan Another Way ........................................................................................... 8 Impact Tax Increases Hurt the Economy ..................................................................................................... 9-10 Tax Increases Cause Unemployment ............................................................................................ 11-12 Tax Increases Cause a Recession ..................................................................................................... 13 Tax Increases Collapse Investor Confidence ................................................................................. 14-15 Answers To: No Impact On Small Business........................................................................................ 16 1|Page Taxes Bad DA BDL Summary This disadvantage argues that if the federal government spends more money on infrastructure that the government will raise certain taxes to pay for the increase in expenditures. These taxes don’t necessary have to be taxes on personal income but could be taxes on items like gasoline or...
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