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It's a rough week for the politics disadvantage. Updates include the payroll tax cut, mortgage bill, line-item veto and a start for an elections disadvantage.

 

The parameters of a payroll tax cut extension have been agreed upon, but if they don't manage to pass it tomorrow, you might still have a disadvantage on your hands if you can win a strong link. Some folks still seem worried it could be derailed at the last minute.

 

Continuing series include small updates to the mortgage bill, which is a tough battle but contains a good debate about its relationship to the economy.

 

As the election nears, agenda disadvantages will be difficult to win and you'll see many teams fall back on the elections disadvantage. I've included a "Romney Bad" scenario that relies on him merely attempting to overturn Obamacare.

 

Chris Crowe is a debate coach for the University of Texas at San Antonio and Westwood High School. He has qualified multiple high school teams to the Tournament of Champions and top 20 finishes at NFL Nationals. His college debaters have cleared at every major national tournament, including CEDA Nationals and the NDT. Chris is a highly preferred critic, judging the final round of CEDA and the NDT the past two years. Chris was the 2006 CEDA Debater of the Year.

 

Table Of Contents

 

General................................................................................................................................. 3

Link Uniqueness................................................................................................................ 4

Link Uniqueness................................................................................................................ 5

Aff: General Non-Uniques.................................................................................................. 6

Line-Item Veto...................................................................................................................... 7

Line-Item 1NC.................................................................................................................... 8

Will Pass – Push............................................................................................................... 12

Won’t Pass – No Agenda.................................................................................................. 13

AT: Supreme Court Overturn............................................................................................ 14

Mortgage Bill....................................................................................................................... 15

Mortgage Bill 1NC............................................................................................................ 16

Will Pass – Pol Cap........................................................................................................... 19

Will Pass – Top Priority.................................................................................................... 20

AT: Bank Fee Derails........................................................................................................ 21

Won’t Pass – Bank Tax..................................................................................................... 22

Won’t Pass – Multiwarrant.............................................................................................. 23

Won’t Pass – Unpopular.................................................................................................. 24

Mortgage Bill Solves – Housing Crisis............................................................................... 27

Mortgage Bill Solves – Voluntary Measures Fail............................................................... 28

Mortgage Bill Fails – FHA.................................................................................................. 30

Mortgage Bill Fails – Backfire/Tradeoff............................................................................. 32

Mortgage Bill Fails – Underwater Loans........................................................................... 33

Aff: No Mortgage Crisis..................................................................................................... 34

PTC...................................................................................................................................... 35

Will Pass – Tentative....................................................................................................... 36

Will Pass – Pol Cap Key.................................................................................................... 39

AT: U overwhelms Link..................................................................................................... 41

Aff – Votes Ideological...................................................................................................... 42

Budget................................................................................................................................ 43

Won’t Pass – Too Early..................................................................................................... 44

Elections............................................................................................................................. 45

Elections 1NC – Romney Bad (Health Care)....................................................................... 46

U: Obama Wins – Economy............................................................................................... 53

U: Obama Wins – Economy & Independents..................................................................... 54

U: Obama Wins – FY13 Budget.......................................................................................... 55

U: Obama Wins – Public Support...................................................................................... 57

U: Obama Wins – PTC....................................................................................................... 58

U: Romney Wins – Nomination......................................................................................... 60

U: Romney Wins – Super PACs.......................................................................................... 61

Econ Message K/T Election............................................................................................... 62

AT: Public Popularity Link Turns....................................................................................... 66

Romney Win Repeals Health Care................................................................................... 67

GOP Win = Iran Strikes..................................................................................................... 70




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