Good evening America, you’re going to have to bear with me on this one, this is something entirely new to me and I’m sorter in the gray
Now, I know you’re all not used to the Vice President doing anything … I’ve always known it to be the same as you all do – A political patsy … Chosen to try and sway a parties votes and then once their running partner is elected, consigned to do nothing but advise the rest of the term.
But Fingerguns is delivering on her promise to not give empty titles. As soon as we won, she told me to get working … That’s all I needed to hear since while she was running, we had both discussed what I was going to be doing if she won. Like I said in my article declaring my support for her, we were both on the same wavelength.
And this is one of the things – We decided that I should be here to help with transparency with the government … to help you all understand what we have been doing. You can expect at LEAST 1 article a week to help you keep up to date on what’s been going on.
What have we been up to this past week? - The opening days
Well first and foremost, we’ve been acquainting ourselves with our positions and each other. While some of us returned from the previous administration under Inwegen, there were also some new faces in there, in positions they haven’t been used to. So the first couple of days are a mix of settling in and attempting to establish grassroots in the plans we have all been working on during the campaign trail.
With this established, Fingerguns tasked us with multiple plans … not short term goals either. She has given us all central plans which she wants finished by the end of this term. From there we create our own departmental goals with the aim of fulfilling those central ones. It’s not always easy because contrary to belief that we do anything we want, we don’t … we work with constraints, which you’ll view when we get further into it.
After Day 2, the real work began ...
What have we been doing? - The middle days of Week 1
With the crack of the whip, we were off. Fingerguns told us it was time to start working on those central plans and asking for feedback on how all the departments were settling in. These are days when activity is really high in terms of replies to threads … there is usually around 2 to 3 pages of replies from various departments reporting back or advisors posting their opinions and offering help to secretaries and deputies alike.
One of the biggest topics being discussed is how we can make our MU’s more efficient in order to operate within the budget Congress assigns us. First things first, no specific course has been set upon … and even if there were, I think it would've been better coming from the PotUS rather than from the VP.
Either way, we all discuss the pro’s and con’s of any action we take … I can definitely say that there are multiple scenarios we think of with regards to efficiency and the budget. I haven’t been well versed in the issues of the military (Until recently, I’d always spent my time in the eUS Military, so funding and the problems associated with a budget has always been a non-issue to me).
So I personally messaged the Secretary of Defense, Emdoublegee. For maybe half and hour or more, we talked about the topic at hand … I asked him to fill me in on the work he’d been doing under previous terms to help me get acquainted with the job he has to do, and then we started doing maths and all sorts of statistical stuff to see what we needed under different scenarios. While we didn’t miraculously come up with a solution, I think both of us came out of it with a better understanding of not only the situation, but each other’s position and problems associated with it.
What have we been doing? - The Current Days.
And all this has lead to the current day … and i’m sure you’re wondering why I’ve hardly mentioned Interior or State. This is the part where I’ll answer them … Why not speak about State? Because what they’re working on is EXTREMELY sensitive right now. I promised i’d only speak about things that wouldn’t impact in progress work, and talking about State’s current work would do just that.
As for Interior, they’re doing what they always do - Constantly discussing fun ways to launch fundraisers for our programs, discussing articles to release that would contain helpful information for new players and even some old players that are looking to expand their knowledge in areas they previously didn’t know about. Basically, talking about Interiror is hard because everyone already knows what they do. And anything otherwise is secret
And of course, the best for last - ATO. Those 3 little letters are thrown around alot nowadays, with the threat of the AFA constantly on the horizon. Things have been tweaked under this administration and now has the CoS working WITH the DHS to work alongside other parties. They’ve been in constant contact with all the Top 5 Parties Presidents to ensure their elections are being fair and not unduly influenced, and from what Jefferson Locke (The CoS) has told me, every PP has been extremely co-operative with him.
That is all there is in this article for you all. I promise you that the next article will more than likely involve even more information i’m allowed to give, but I hope you will take the time to realise that Fingerguns, and myself, will be sticking to the promise of trying to make ou government more transparent and open to you, the public.
Keep it chillin eAmerica!
Your Vice President, JK
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