Monday, December 11, 2017


Fifteen million able-bodied adults on government welfare would have a better chance at economic betterment if they were taken off welfare.


For the affirmative:

Tarren Bragdon is president and chief executive officer of the Foundation for Government Accountability, which he founded in 2011. FGA focuses on state and federal policy reforms that free people from dependency and poverty by promoting work, and that build a free market within health care to lower costs and improve quality. Bragdon's work has been featured on Fox News' Sean Hannity show, National Public Television's NOW, in Wall Street Journal editorials and op-eds, and in the New York Post, Boston Globe, New York Times, and on National Public Radio. His research has been published with The Heritage Foundation and The Manhattan Institute.


For the negative:

Neera Tanden is President and CEO of the Center for American Progress and the Center for American Progress Action Fund, where she focuses on how to expand opportunity for all Americans.

She previously served as senior adviser for health reform at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.and worked with Congress and stakeholders on particular provisions of the Affordable Care Act. Tanden has served as director of domestic policy for the Obama-Biden presidential campaign, as policy director for Hillary Clinton’s first presidential campaign, as legislative director in Sen. Clinton’s office and deputy campaign manager and issues director for Clinton’s 2000 Senate campaign.