I really like @benmouse42’s argument that safety nets are an equality of opportunity.
I found the exchange very polite and both debaters informative. However, I don't think the topic was addressed much. Instead I think the merits of socialism or whether Bernie Sanders is a socialist was talked about too much. Pro did address the topic a little and did make an effort to toward the end. I don't think con did so, except to psychologically diagnose those who propose democratic socialism as being covert socialists or to say one leads to the other and to speak of how he dislikes socialism. From his very capitalist perspective, perhaps they are the same to him. That doesn't mean they are the same. I didn't see any effort to establish that. My two cents: Socialism is not an economic system. It is merely an aspect of certain systems. Different socialist programs could exist for entirely different purposes. There were breadlines in the USSR because that system was designed to control the population, not benefit it.