I know this is a rather newbishish question, but I'll ask it anyways. What are some effective techiques for reducing government size?
goverment destruction :D
Otherwise i have no idea either
I believe you need to reduce tax's. That will also reduce government size.
Generally pick issue options that will result in less government expenditure.
What government? Seriously, I've got a small group of community minded officials...
Liberalise yo economy. Means less regs -> less bureaucrats -> smaller government.
Avoid anything that might give money to the government specifically, e.g. the Administration data ( check the XML feed, e.g. here (http://www.nationstates.net/cgi-bin/nationdata.cgi?nation=komokom) ) and go down to <GOVT> where you'll see a spending break down. ) By using the XML feed, just stick in your nation name ( use " _ " for a space, e.g. here (http://www.nationstates.net/cgi-bin/nationdata.cgi?nation=this_united_state) ) to see your own, its a good way to better track how your nation is going ... ( I'm using it to recalibrate my spending, slowly, so one day I might get a golden spread of 25 % each for Commerce, Defence , Law & Order + Education. )
And here is another tip : Not only lower taxes, but for that " baseball " issue, don't go with the Government Guy in his new office, because that'll contribute to Administration spending, and put you on the path to a bigger government. And yes, liberalising your economy should help. From memory, my own Capitalizt / Capitalist Paradise / Corporate Bordello style nations have smaller governments, if one at all ...
Hope that is some help Pilot !