NationStates Jolt Archive

issue about government size?

Kinky bunnies
29-10-2003, 01:45
I have a problem with the size of government, I know it's increasing probably with every issue that I agreed to more government spending.

I just want to know if there are any issues that effectively reduces the size of the government? as I only wish to guide my citizens, not control them.

anyone can point me to a relelvant isse to look out for, if there is any, that would reduce governemnt size then?

as far as I know I haven't noticed any, and Im half wondering if there should be an issue like that if there isn't one in the system at present.
Kinky bunnies
29-10-2003, 03:29
*watches tumbleweed roll through the thread*
29-10-2003, 04:21
I don't think it's possible to reduce government size through issues unless the admin creates one.

Philip, Emperor of the Philos
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29-10-2003, 04:35
There are issues that reduce government size.
29-10-2003, 05:38
An issue like that would be nice, considering that a lot of issues end up increasing the size of the government by increasing spending, which is not something I want to do as a republican. I'm quite sick of having a right-wing utopia that has an omnipresent government, it's an oxymoron.
29-10-2003, 14:48
There are issues that reduce government size.

Perhaps one of them is the one of tax time, where you have an option of slashing the budget? :)
Kinky bunnies
30-10-2003, 01:03
yes, the budget tax cut is the only one I can think of myself, and as I have wondered around the place, I see so many enormous governments with 100% tax rates and I just start getting scared.

even my current tax rate of 33% is way too high for my liking for a decent economy to function. Not to mention realistically the bigger the government the higher degree of corruption. Which I'm not sure if it has been computed into the game, despite it being there in the description, I dunno if actual corruption has been factored into the economy and such.
30-10-2003, 04:46
I think the problem with the tax rates is that it keeps getting higher from feeding money into programs, but the only way to reduce it is to cut taxes for everything. It keeps old policies when enacting new ones. You need to be able to cut taxes to specific programs the same way you increase taxes for certain programs. Part of my tax problem right now is because of the space program, and I may not be able to reduce that until I get that issue again, and that could take almost 2 months.

Maybe there should be a budget balancing issue that allows you to assign more or less funding to multiple programs...