- Oct 3, 2006
My proposed bill would leave the current budget unchanged except with regard to LS points. As soon as we institute the Gearing up for war decision, that should repeal the New Deal and allow us to move away from All Volunteer Army. As soon as we move away from Volunteer Army, my proposal for LS points would be as follows:
Officers: 35.29, or whatever the maximum number is at that time.
Research: 0 If education is being researched and is 3 months or less from completion, leave 1 point for education until it finishes. Then shift that point and the new points to recruitment.
My proposal would have us stay at max officer recruitment until we reach at least 101% of required minimum officers but not beyond 105%. At that point, I propose the following:
Diplomacy: 0.25 (The president may use more for a short time at his discretion to make up for shortfalls caused by the above policy.)
Espionage: 1.0 (The president may use more for a short time at his discretion to make up for shortfalls caused by the above policy.)
Research: 30 remains for efficient study of new technologies.
This should carry us until the next budgetary session. Thank you.
Richard Newman (R) Georgia
Mr President. I find myself in a state of outraged bewilderment. You say you implemented Newman-Sharpe, but you ignored the triggering event for the bill to come into effect. This resulted in the wasteful squandering of millions of taxpayer dollars((or however LS points are modeled)). The bill should not have went into effect until we went away from "all volunteer army". I was about to rebuke the CBO for being so far off on their estimate of ~100 days to complete the recruiting of our officers, but I see the problem was with the executive branch. I have included a copy of the bill with the relevant part highlighted for your attention.
((I think we just found our scandal, and MacArthur was the "fall guy"))