Smart debaters tell their judge what needs to happen to win the round, and then spend the debate explaining why they have done it. Things that need to happen to win are called "victory conditions", or "burdens", and they are an important part of framework in a debate. Victory conditions give the judge a simple and clear way to decide the round. For example on resolution regarding taxation, a debater might say "If we can prove that affirming the resolution would negatively affect the bottom 20% of income earners, who are among society's most vulnerable, that is reason enough to negate." This lets the judge know what conditions (harming the bottom 20% of earners) must be met (by the con side's own winning arguments) for the con side to win. In the example above, it is implied that the pro side has the burden of proving the bottom 20% of earners are not harmed by the resolution.