Using Credible Sources to Answer Questions on Various Topics

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Credible Sources Topic 1: Should taxes on people making over $250,000 a year be changed? Yes, I believe that individuals making over a quarter of a million dollars a year should pay a higher rate in taxes. Currently the United States is experiencing a slow economic recovery from the previous recession and the more fortunate members of society could contribute more to strengthen the country's financial status. It is not unreasonable since the U.S. is already incredibly low by international standards. The average tax rate on American's is 27.3% which is below almost all OECD countries as well as way below the average of 36.2% (Tax Policy Center, 2010). Raising taxes on the wealthiest Americans is estimated to help 114 million households including lower tax rates, an expanded Child Tax Credit, and marriage penalty relief steps that together will prevent the typical family of four from seeing a $2,200 tax increase next year (Office of the Press Secretary, 2013). Topic 2: Should regulations regarding payment of college athletes be changed? No. The payment of college athletes will change the dynamic of what it means to be a student athlete. Instead of education being the focus of the relationship, it will move the focus towards employment for many athletes. The governing body of college athletics, the NCAA, views these individuals as students, not as professionals or employees of their member schools and thus not currently monetarily compensated because their primary purpose
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