NPTE 2012 Motions and Areas

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 €™s 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 €™s 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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