NPTE 2012 Motions and Areas - Take Two

Selective NPDA tournament. Motions from Konrad Hack.


*Final List of Controversy Areas and Potential Resolutions* 

*2012 National Parliamentary Tournament of Excellence*  

*AREA #1: The United States should adopt a policy to substantially increase protection of marine natural resources.*  

·         The United States federal government should adopt a policy to significantly increase the sustainability of fisheries in earth ‘ oceans.  

·         The United States federal government should substantially restrict fish farming.  

·         The United States federal government should adopt a policy to significantly decrease agricultural runoff.  

·         The United States federal government should substantially increase restrictions on ballast water dumping.  

·         The United States federal government should substantially limit or ban seabed mining in its Exclusive Economic Zone.  

·         The United States federal government should adopt a policy to substantially decrease marine debris within its Exclusive Economic Zone.   

*AREA #2: One or more member states of the European Union should cede a substantial amount of sovereignty to the European Union.*  

·         Portugal and/or Spain should agree to substantially stricter deficit targets.  

·         The member states of the European Union should cede substantial authority over foreign policy to the European Union.  

·         The European Union should adopt a common energy policy to increase energy independence.  

·         The European Union should adopt a common fiscal policy to substantially increase austerity.  

·         The European Union should establish and maintain a standing army.  

·         The United Kingdom should replace the Pound Sterling with the Euro as its official currency.   

*AREA #3: The United States federal government should adopt a policy to substantially increase taxes.*  

·         The United States federal government should substantially increase marginal tax rates on those in America ‘ top individual income tax bracket.   

·         The United States federal government should substantially increase the rate of taxation for qualified dividends and long term capital gains.  

·         The United States federal government should eliminate preferential tax treatment for carried interest.  

·         The United States federal government should establish a national retail sales tax on services and new products.  

·         The United States federal government should eliminate one or more corporate subsidies to the energy industry.  

·         The United States federal government should impose a minimum tax on foreign corporate earnings.   

*AREA #4: The United States federal government should substantially increase its humanitarian assistance and/or public health efforts in North Africa.*  

·         The United States federal government should substantially increase humanitarian aid to Moroccan refugees.  

·         The United States federal government should adopt a policy to substantially increase food aid to the Republic of the Sudan.  

·         The United States federal government should adopt a policy to substantially decrease starvation in the Republic of South Sudan.  

·         The United States federal government should adopt a policy to increase access to potable water in one or more countries in North Africa.  

·         The United States federal government should adopt a policy to substantially increase health care services in one or more countries in North Africa.  

·         The United States federal government should adopt a policy to substantially increase access to education in one or more countries in North Africa.

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