We're all well aware how the robbery by sawc hit the nation, closely followed by the robbery by person or persons unknown, which hamstrung us and is still dragging us down to this day. We need finances for MPPs, Boot Camp supplies, IA materials (though that's a different story), not to mention tanks/mercs should we ever go to war. In fact, I'd suggest it's nigh on impossible to wage a successful war with our finances as they are i.e. a "real" war and not a TW. Appleman's doing as good a job as possible with the limited funds at his disposal, but it's an uphill battle, particularly with the markets as they are.
What I'd like to suggest is a concerted effort by the people to improve that situation. I'm aware that some donate behind the scenes and that several Congresspeople donate their gold from the achievement to government and thanks go to those individuals, and to those who run national lotteries, but I've been wondering if we could go a step further?
Even a two-clicker gains at least 10 gold a month from Hard Worker and Super Soldier awards, though a lot of us will gain more (I'm at roughly 25 a month, for instance), not including any other "free" sources. Let's be optimistic and say there are 200 active people in the country, based on CP results, and say that those 200 could donate an average of 1 gold per person each month for a six month period. That equates to 200x290 (current price) = 58,000 IEP per month, or 348,000 over a six month period.
While that's not going to repair our finances, it would enable us to sign an additional five MPP's a month, or stockpile the money for future use and would, at the very least, help aid a recovery.
I'm aware that some people will find their gold resources scarce, but I'd hope that would average out by others, myself included, who would be able to contribute more (I would vouch at least five gold a month, probably more). We've suffered from these robberies for months now so maybe it's time we bit the bullet and looked to our own monies to help the recovery. After all, in the long run, more money in the State coffers means more action for us.
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