What is your biggest goal concerning
In general, my goal when it comes to economics is to minimize government as much as possible, while also maximizing efficiency in areas of the economy that are controlled by the government.
b. social issues.
I am mostly supportive of the status quo of Atlasia when it comes to social issues, which FTR is considerably to the left of IRL America. The only complaint I might have is that maybe, from a gameplay perspective, it would better to leave some issues that are currently decided by the federal to the regions.
c. environmental protection,
I'm pretty moderate when it comes to environmental protection. I have no specific goals, but I am willing to support any environmental policies that aren't too expensive or damaging to the economy.
d. and regional reform?
I think that regions are very important to the game and would oppose any attempts to abolish them, but I'm more flexible when it comes to more specific details. For example, while I'm not opposed to regional consolidation per se, I am skeptical towards the idea that it will impose things much. Whatever benefits it might have, you also have to factor in the fact that a large number of people will leave the game if it happens, which I thank will lead to a net benefit of practically nothing. However, if we do decide to consolidate the regions, I think we should use the CARCA map and the Duke plan.
Goldwater, what are your stances on:
I typically consider myself pro-choice, but by Atlasian standards I'm actually pro-life. I support the Late-Term Abortion Restriction Act and oppose the Women's Reproductive Rights Amendment
Ideally, I think it should be privatized, but realistically I support reforms such as raising the retirement age in order to make it run more efficiently.
I addressed this in my response to PJ, but I will summarize it again. I strongly oppose abolishing regions, I am somewhat skeptical towards regional consolidation, and I think that the Duke plan is the best of the regional consolidation plans.
Where do you stand on every piece of legislation before the Senate and currently in queue? And why?
Um... Give me a few days, and I will get back to you on that.