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2/12/2014 5:33:08 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
Ok guys we are now in the second quarter of our first year in office. Here is the current state of the country:

Main Overview:

GDP has improved slightly while the foreign economy has dropped slightly
Budget deficit is now down to just $6.5 Billion a Quarter
Credit Rating is still at a 'BB' which is considered a problem (can be fixed with maintaining a sizable surplus)
Education is high and considered good
Health is still terrible
Crime is still high
Unemployment has gone up and is also a problem
Poverty is moderately low but still enough to warrant attention
No threat of a possible assassination attempt

Current situation with the ongoing problems that the US is facing:

Homelessness shot up
Drug addiction had a substantial drop
Antisocial behavior had a HUGE drop
Vigilante mobs also had a large drop
Alcohol abuse sadly has not changed (still tremendously high and costing us $48.23 billion a turn)

Voter Group Overview:

Popularity overall is up to 31.20% (its always low early in the game though, so dont worry)
Liberal relations have improved (still terrible)
Conservative relations improved (still decent)
Patriot relations dropped (still fantastic)

Lowest approval ratings are from liberals, parents, and trade unionists
Highest approval ratings are from state employees, retired people, and patriots

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WE ALSO HAVE AN EVENT THAT REQUIRES YOUR ATTENTION

(Events will happen throughout the game. There are two types of events: 1) Random events that happen because of current policies that will impact voters or other things which you cannot control. 2) Policy issues that require your attention, which you must decide on and you only get to address the event with 1 of 2 options.)

(All events will impact relations with voter groups, though which voter groups will be affected and how much they will be effected is anyones guess)

Event: DEBT PROTECTION LAW

Issue: Debt collection agencies have been in the news recently because of the aggressive methods they are using to get payment from people who owe a lot of money. These debt collection agencies provide credit to people who larger and more resectable companies will NOT lend money to. A law has been proposed to limit the ways in which such agencies can operate.

Option 1) Limit Agency Activity

"These agencies are preying on the weakest and poorest in our society, often tricking them into borrowing money at huge rates that they can never pay off. This is little more then extortion and the government should act to limit the activities of such dishonorable companies"

Option 2) Allow Agencies To Operate

"Nobody forces people to borrow money they cant repay, and to restrict the rights of debt agencies to recover legit debts would be counter productive. People need to learn within their means and not expect the state to bail them out of trouble if they cannot learn to do so themselves"
Kevin24018 : "He's just so mean it makes me want to ball up my fists and stamp on the ground"
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2/12/2014 5:35:58 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
First thing we'll handle is the Debt Protection Law Agency issue.

Since this is a vote just between 2 options, it will not be simple majority that determines what option is chosen. Instead the 3/5ths rule will be enforced which means in a group of 11 people, 7 votes will be needed for a route to be selected. Just leave your name under the one of the two options to cast a vote

Votes to Limit Agency Activity:
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-

Votes to allow Agencies to continue to Operate as they are:
-
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Kevin24018 : "He's just so mean it makes me want to ball up my fists and stamp on the ground"
Geogeer: "Nobody is dumb enough to become my protege."

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2/12/2014 5:43:23 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 2/12/2014 5:35:58 PM, imabench wrote:
First thing we'll handle is the Debt Protection Law Agency issue.

Since this is a vote just between 2 options, it will not be simple majority that determines what option is chosen. Instead the 3/5ths rule will be enforced which means in a group of 11 people, 7 votes will be needed for a route to be selected. Just leave your name under the one of the two options to cast a vote

Votes to Limit Agency Activity:
- Donald.Keller
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Votes to allow Agencies to continue to Operate as they are:
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2/12/2014 5:58:22 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 2/12/2014 5:43:23 PM, donald.keller wrote:
At 2/12/2014 5:35:58 PM, imabench wrote:
First thing we'll handle is the Debt Protection Law Agency issue.

Since this is a vote just between 2 options, it will not be simple majority that determines what option is chosen. Instead the 3/5ths rule will be enforced which means in a group of 11 people, 7 votes will be needed for a route to be selected. Just leave your name under the one of the two options to cast a vote

Votes to Limit Agency Activity:
- Donald.Keller
- JoshB
-

Votes to allow Agencies to continue to Operate as they are:
-
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2/12/2014 6:18:47 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 2/12/2014 5:58:22 PM, Josh_b wrote:
At 2/12/2014 5:43:23 PM, donald.keller wrote:
At 2/12/2014 5:35:58 PM, imabench wrote:
First thing we'll handle is the Debt Protection Law Agency issue.

Since this is a vote just between 2 options, it will not be simple majority that determines what option is chosen. Instead the 3/5ths rule will be enforced which means in a group of 11 people, 7 votes will be needed for a route to be selected. Just leave your name under the one of the two options to cast a vote

Votes to Limit Agency Activity:
- Donald.Keller
- JoshB
-theta_pinch

Votes to allow Agencies to continue to Operate as they are:
-
-
-
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2/12/2014 9:15:01 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 2/12/2014 6:18:47 PM, theta_pinch wrote:
At 2/12/2014 5:58:22 PM, Josh_b wrote:
At 2/12/2014 5:43:23 PM, donald.keller wrote:
At 2/12/2014 5:35:58 PM, imabench wrote:
First thing we'll handle is the Debt Protection Law Agency issue.

Since this is a vote just between 2 options, it will not be simple majority that determines what option is chosen. Instead the 3/5ths rule will be enforced which means in a group of 11 people, 7 votes will be needed for a route to be selected. Just leave your name under the one of the two options to cast a vote

Votes to Limit Agency Activity:
- Donald.Keller
- JoshB
-theta_pinch
TA

Votes to allow Agencies to continue to Operate as they are:
-
-
-
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2/12/2014 9:25:54 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 2/12/2014 9:15:01 PM, TheAntidoter wrote:
At 2/12/2014 6:18:47 PM, theta_pinch wrote:
At 2/12/2014 5:58:22 PM, Josh_b wrote:
At 2/12/2014 5:43:23 PM, donald.keller wrote:
At 2/12/2014 5:35:58 PM, imabench wrote:
First thing we'll handle is the Debt Protection Law Agency issue.

Since this is a vote just between 2 options, it will not be simple majority that determines what option is chosen. Instead the 3/5ths rule will be enforced which means in a group of 11 people, 7 votes will be needed for a route to be selected. Just leave your name under the one of the two options to cast a vote

Votes to Limit Agency Activity:
- Donald.Keller
- JoshB
-theta_pinch
-TA

Votes to allow Agencies to continue to Operate as they are:
-SP
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2/13/2014 7:08:38 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 2/12/2014 9:25:54 PM, SeventhProfessor wrote:
At 2/12/2014 9:15:01 PM, TheAntidoter wrote:
At 2/12/2014 6:18:47 PM, theta_pinch wrote:
At 2/12/2014 5:58:22 PM, Josh_b wrote:
At 2/12/2014 5:43:23 PM, donald.keller wrote:
At 2/12/2014 5:35:58 PM, imabench wrote:
First thing we'll handle is the Debt Protection Law Agency issue.

Since this is a vote just between 2 options, it will not be simple majority that determines what option is chosen. Instead the 3/5ths rule will be enforced which means in a group of 11 people, 7 votes will be needed for a route to be selected. Just leave your name under the one of the two options to cast a vote

Votes to Limit Agency Activity:
- Donald.Keller
- JoshB
-theta_pinch
-TA &Lannan13

Votes to allow Agencies to continue to Operate as they are:
-SP
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2/13/2014 11:46:18 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
So this is not a random event!?
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2/13/2014 11:55:07 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 2/13/2014 11:46:18 AM, TheAntidoter wrote:
So this is not a random event!?

it is a random event.
Kevin24018 : "He's just so mean it makes me want to ball up my fists and stamp on the ground"
Geogeer: "Nobody is dumb enough to become my protege."

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2/13/2014 12:03:45 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 2/13/2014 7:08:38 AM, lannan13 wrote:
At 2/12/2014 9:25:54 PM, SeventhProfessor wrote:
At 2/12/2014 9:15:01 PM, TheAntidoter wrote:
At 2/12/2014 6:18:47 PM, theta_pinch wrote:
At 2/12/2014 5:58:22 PM, Josh_b wrote:
At 2/12/2014 5:43:23 PM, donald.keller wrote:
At 2/12/2014 5:35:58 PM, imabench wrote:
First thing we'll handle is the Debt Protection Law Agency issue.

Since this is a vote just between 2 options, it will not be simple majority that determines what option is chosen. Instead the 3/5ths rule will be enforced which means in a group of 11 people, 7 votes will be needed for a route to be selected. Just leave your name under the one of the two options to cast a vote

Votes to Limit Agency Activity:
- Donald.Keller
- JoshB
-theta_pinch
-TA
-Lannan13

Fixed

Votes to allow Agencies to continue to Operate as they are:
-SP
-
-
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2/13/2014 1:55:41 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 2/13/2014 12:03:45 PM, donald.keller wrote:
At 2/13/2014 7:08:38 AM, lannan13 wrote:
At 2/12/2014 9:25:54 PM, SeventhProfessor wrote:
At 2/12/2014 9:15:01 PM, TheAntidoter wrote:
At 2/12/2014 6:18:47 PM, theta_pinch wrote:
At 2/12/2014 5:58:22 PM, Josh_b wrote:
At 2/12/2014 5:43:23 PM, donald.keller wrote:
At 2/12/2014 5:35:58 PM, imabench wrote:
First thing we'll handle is the Debt Protection Law Agency issue.

Since this is a vote just between 2 options, it will not be simple majority that determines what option is chosen. Instead the 3/5ths rule will be enforced which means in a group of 11 people, 7 votes will be needed for a route to be selected. Just leave your name under the one of the two options to cast a vote

Votes to Limit Agency Activity:
- Donald.Keller
- JoshB
-theta_pinch
-TA
-Lannan13

Fixed

Votes to allow Agencies to continue to Operate as they are:
-SP
- NightCats
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2/14/2014 6:00:31 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
Josh b has withdrawn from the game since he caught a nasty case of being a complete idiot, so with 10 people available to vote it is now just 6 votes needed to fulfil the 3/5ths requirement and officially choose a stance.

Current Voting count is:

Votes to Limit Agency Activity:
- Donald.Keller
-theta_pinch
-TA
-Lannan13

Votes to allow Agencies to continue to Operate as they are:
- Seventh
- NightCats
Kevin24018 : "He's just so mean it makes me want to ball up my fists and stamp on the ground"
Geogeer: "Nobody is dumb enough to become my protege."

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2/14/2014 7:16:48 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 2/14/2014 6:00:31 PM, imabench wrote:
Josh b has withdrawn from the game since he caught a nasty case of being a complete idiot, so with 10 people available to vote it is now just 6 votes needed to fulfil the 3/5ths requirement and officially choose a stance.

Current Voting count is:

Votes to Limit Agency Activity:
- Donald.Keller
-theta_pinch
-TA
-Lannan13
-Daytonanerd

Votes to allow Agencies to continue to Operate as they are:
- Seventh
- NightCats
#FeeltheFreezerBern
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2/15/2014 1:29:37 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 2/14/2014 8:24:39 PM, NightofTheLivingCats wrote:
Duck it.

I switch my vote

That will put it at 6 votes in favor of limiting agency activity.

Ill plug in the action and then give you all a list of potential options.
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Geogeer: "Nobody is dumb enough to become my protege."

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2/17/2014 10:29:34 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
Quick update

1) dtaylor has deactivated his account so he is no longer in the game

2) I'm sick myself and so the game will go in a hiatus for at least the next few days until I have my head together again.
Kevin24018 : "He's just so mean it makes me want to ball up my fists and stamp on the ground"
Geogeer: "Nobody is dumb enough to become my protege."

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2/17/2014 11:19:32 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 2/17/2014 10:29:34 PM, imabench wrote:
Quick update

1) dtaylor has deactivated his account so he is no longer in the game

2) I'm sick myself and so the game will go in a hiatus for at least the next few days until I have my head together again.

Feel better soon!
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2/22/2014 12:10:49 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
Game will be back online starting tomorrow because i have just about kicked this nasty headcold.
Kevin24018 : "He's just so mean it makes me want to ball up my fists and stamp on the ground"
Geogeer: "Nobody is dumb enough to become my protege."

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2/24/2014 10:01:40 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 2/22/2014 12:10:49 PM, imabench wrote:
Game will be back online starting tomorrow because i have just about kicked this nasty headcold.

Game resumes today. I was gonna resume it yesterday but I waited until DDO stopped getting glitchy

Anyways you guys have 28 Political Capital
It currently costs 26 PC to lower spending on state pensions, which I think was what you all wanted to do next.

Current Spending for State Pensions = $200.20 Billion, considered 'medium'
$163.04 Billion = lowest level to still qualify as 'medium'
$92.42 Billion = lowest level to still qualify as 'low'
$59.83 = absolute lowest level of spending you can reduce pension spending to

You could also elect to bank all 28 points and do something crazy next turn, or if you guys wanna explore other options then say so
Kevin24018 : "He's just so mean it makes me want to ball up my fists and stamp on the ground"
Geogeer: "Nobody is dumb enough to become my protege."

7/14/16 = The Presidency Dies

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2/24/2014 3:21:40 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 2/24/2014 10:01:40 AM, imabench wrote:
At 2/22/2014 12:10:49 PM, imabench wrote:
Game will be back online starting tomorrow because i have just about kicked this nasty headcold.

Game resumes today. I was gonna resume it yesterday but I waited until DDO stopped getting glitchy

Anyways you guys have 28 Political Capital
It currently costs 26 PC to lower spending on state pensions, which I think was what you all wanted to do next.

Current Spending for State Pensions = $200.20 Billion, considered 'medium'
$163.04 Billion = lowest level to still qualify as 'medium'
$92.42 Billion = lowest level to still qualify as 'low'
$59.83 = absolute lowest level of spending you can reduce pension spending to

You could also elect to bank all 28 points and do something crazy next turn, or if you guys wanna explore other options then say so

Bank it.
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2/24/2014 5:04:43 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
Ok we have 1 vote for bank all 26 points
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2/24/2014 6:40:07 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 2/24/2014 5:04:43 PM, imabench wrote:
Ok we have 1 vote for bank all 26 points

What is our Capital income and Max Capital?
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2/25/2014 4:20:36 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 2/24/2014 6:40:07 PM, donald.keller wrote:
At 2/24/2014 5:04:43 PM, imabench wrote:
Ok we have 1 vote for bank all 26 points

What is our Capital income and Max Capital?

You currently have 28 PC right now
Your Capital Per Turn is 25 (could drop though)
Your Max Capital is 52 (Which could drop to)

Here's a quick list of major stuff you could do with 50 PC

Change the US to a flat income tax (43)
Change US gun control laws (35-40)
Change Abortion Laws (19-26, you guys could actually change it right now)
Change Creationism vs Evolution in schools policy (21-30)
Raise the income tax rate (30)
Change labor laws (20-27)
Fund Stem Cell Research (45)
Implement a CO2 Tax (39)
Kevin24018 : "He's just so mean it makes me want to ball up my fists and stamp on the ground"
Geogeer: "Nobody is dumb enough to become my protege."

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2/25/2014 4:21:25 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 2/25/2014 4:20:36 PM, imabench wrote:
At 2/24/2014 6:40:07 PM, donald.keller wrote:
At 2/24/2014 5:04:43 PM, imabench wrote:
Ok we have 1 vote for bank all 26 points

What is our Capital income and Max Capital?

You currently have 28 PC right now
Your Capital Per Turn is 25 (could drop though)
Your Max Capital is 52 (Which could drop to)

Here's a quick list of major stuff you could do with 50 PC

Change the US to a flat income tax (43)
Change US gun control laws (35-40)
Change Abortion Laws (19-26, you guys could actually change it right now)
Change Creationism vs Evolution in schools policy (21-30)
Raise the income tax rate (30)
Change labor laws (20-27)
Fund Stem Cell Research (45)
Implement a CO2 Tax (39)

Bank.
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2/25/2014 4:22:51 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
3 votes to bank all of it now.
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