Today I’ve got this Issue on my Nationstates (nationstates.net)
No Such Thing as a Free Lunch
A recent front page news story reported that “up to 10% of children may be skipping school lunches because they can’t afford them”. The journalist has since admitted that the phrasing of this reporting might have been slightly misleading, but insists that it’s technically true, and is leading a national campaign for you to introduce free school meals for young children.
I’ve encountered with 3 choices
1. “My poor babies are starving,” says Ken NATIONSNAME, the journalist in question, and a father of four, as he unloads his shopping bags full of designer clothes from the back of his sports car. “I’ve got bills to pay and costs to meet: the government has a responsibility to put good food on my children’s plates!”
2. “Now hold on a minute,” interrupts Lady Buffy Fitzgerald, adjusting her platinum-rimmed tiara. “Parents only have a responsibility to provide for their own children, not anybody else’s. Why should the government spend my money feeding the sprogs of peasantry? If they don’t want their children to starve, they should work harder, and make more money. The cream rises to the top, don’t you know?”
3. “Other things rise to the top too,” retorts Justin McAlpin, a low-paid sewerjack who knows about these things. “Look, free meals should be for them that haven’t got moolah, like my kids. You think I like feeding them fried junk food? I don’t, but it’s all I can budget for. You should have vouchers for meals that parents can apply for if they’re poor enough. Schools – and indeed, supermarkets and restaurants – could be obliged to take these vouchers in lieu of cash, then take these vouchers back to the government for reimbursement. Yeah, it’s a bit more complex than a one size fits all approach, but it’s fairer.”
4. Dismiss the issue
Option 3. sounds nice so I choose it.
The result saids ‘Food voucher forgeries are causing headaches for the police.’
In result, my nation get a boost of this qualities.
Marx-Engels Emancipation Scale 4.6%
Average Smiles Per Day 1.6%
Safety Net Mesh Density Rating 1.1%
Kitten Softness Rating 0.89%
Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index 0.67%
Cheeks Turned Per Day 0.18%
Bureaucratic Comprehensiveness Rating Scale Index 0.16%
Mandela-Wollstonecraft Non-Discrimination Index 0.13%
Effective Tax Rate 0.07%
And decline in this qualities
Obesity Rate 0.15%
Workforce Participation Rate 0.41%
Rand Index 0.76%
Rich To Poor Income Ratio 4.5%
Industry: Pizza Delivery
Pepperoni Propulsion Productivity Index 20.9%
This choice is nice as it increase niceness.