[eDebate] topic wordings

David Glass gacggc
Sat Jul 12 12:27:53 CDT 2008


sorry if this has already been pointed out, but anyway:

While  resolutions 2, 2b and 2c are worded that the USFG should reduce ITS
agricultural support... eliminating ITS subsidies,  the

first set of resolutions are worded that the USFG should reduce ITS
agricultural support through the elimination of all or nearly all domestic
support...

There is no "ITS" in the second phrase;  given that the second phrase
requires all or nearly all domestic support to be removed, it is really not
clear that the first ITS covers everything else (which is recognized by the
wordings in the second set of resolutions).

Also the wording of the first set requires the elimination of all or nearly
all "domestic support, export barriers and/or market access barriers"...
meaning that you would need to do both domestic support & export barriers...
and then would have a choice as to and/or market access barriers.   In
contrast, the second set of resolutions make it quite clear that the federal
government needs to reduce ITS agricultural support, at least including
subsidies.

So for a topicality reasons, it seems that the second set of resolutions are
superior to the first...

David Glass
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