GoRight - corph Sparring Challenge
Recently, our own GoRight challenged my to a sparring match. It was part of a subthread that I instigated by lamenting that, essentially, Republicans suck . We both caught a bit of grief from B Rational about being hyperpartisan and biased, which resulted interestingly enough in our both attacking the purplebar, with I calling him a mealy-mouthed Broderite and GoRight attacking his condescension.
So anyway, I accept. My line of thinking wouldn't be very persuasive if I didn't think I could flatten GoRight in a straight up debate. He challenged me to pick any topic. I think I'll go with healthcare, and not because I have any expertise in the area (I'm a nuclear safety engineer). Mainly because Medicare and Medicaid already dominate the budgets. Here's my general position statement:
Universal healthcare, ideally with a single payer (the Federal Government), is a worthy objective and would be better than the current system or anything Republicans have proposed in the past thirty years.
I will expand on this argument upon request depending on where the thread takes us.
I would like to suggest that GoRight and myself make alternating comments responding to this original post. Anyone who wants to jump in can make nested comments. There are no rules of discourse; I assume that if either of us goes heavy on the fallacies, others will call us out.