Dialing back how much they exceed the contract margins and holding cost increases to below the rate of inflation is not "heavily abusing said contracts" in the slightest. What this will "teach" companies is to never sign any long term contracts with the government because the state will pull a Vader on them, and to always gouge the public for every dime they can, because fair dealing will not be reciprocated.But they are heavily abusing said contracts to wild extremes, this reigns them in and tells future contractees that fucking around will be found out and punished
I foresee great and grave consequences arising from allowing Jane and Michelle to be in charge of teaching an entire system's worth of people what constitutes normal social behavior.We would like to organize a mass deployment of the Special Branch and IGMP to New Port Royal, not in some sort of massive criminal sweep, but rather to engage in mass community outreach in order to teach people in the system the importance of law and order as well as the difference between a civilized justice system and the anarchic abomination that they had previously.
they can't replace losses AFAIK. If they can than finding their shipyards would be very important. But I think I remember the GM posting that the Remnants can't build more Warships. Of course that might have been true when the GM posted it but it might very well have changed by the time the Black Steel decided to attack. either way we don't know IC or OOC. On the other hand if they can't replace losses than that is better for us since them throwing themselves at our defenses lets us whittle them down.Are the ships that Black Steel keeps throwing our way relatively new construction or are they relicts from the SL?
Then they don't need to be companies do they? Fuck around and find out, indeed.Dialing back how much they exceed the contract margins and holding cost increases to below the rate of inflation is not "heavily abusing said contracts" in the slightest. What this will "teach" companies is to never sign any long term contracts with the government because the state will pull a Vader on them, and to always gouge the public for every dime they can, because fair dealing will not be reciprocated.
You're still not getting it. These companies have done absolutely nothing wrong in the first place. They have gone above and beyond for us, to the point where the only "problem" we're having is that they are exceeding the contract requirements by less than they used to. Taking action against them is unspeakably greedy and short-sighted.Then they don't need to be companies do they? Fuck around and find out, indeed.
Ahahahah lolHe pauses, and you almost think you’ve dodged a bullet, when his grin widens. “And congratulations, Your Majesty, the NRI Senate has approved a proposal to install a 50 meter tall gold plated marble statue of yourself as Jupiter, Rex Deorum. I’m told that the same sculptor who did the statue on Nova Jupitereum has been retained for this vital project. Further, the Admiral in command of the squadron which defeated the Black Steel attack has been granted a triumph, which she has dedicated to Your Glory.”
Ok, if that's how it is supposed to be read, then OK, they did no wrong then. But in consequence this reads to me that you're absolutely fine with having mega-corpos like Krupp Stellar, Lockheed-CBM and Defiance Industries f.e. in our neck of the woods? Companies that will be counted as "too big to fail" when there's troubles for them and due to their importance to the state they will need to be bailed out by the government on the taxpayer's dimes?You're still not getting it. These companies have done absolutely nothing wrong in the first place. They have gone above and beyond for us, to the point where the only "problem" we're having is that they are exceeding the contract requirements by less than they used to. Taking action against them is unspeakably greedy and short-sighted.
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You are Governor Thompson and you have done well for yourself. Sure it took quite a few bodies and some under the table deals, but you are finally in charge of Tail Point, your own world on the Periphery.
Recovering from the pirate attack that took out the previous governor is going well. The agricultural sector, the main industry of Tail Point, was remarkably unscathed due to the attack focusing on the capital. The pirates only raided the food stores and a few dozen slaves. Although the lack of food stores and tractors will hurt in the short-term, only minor starvation seems to be in the cards rather than a full famine.
Thankfully the tractors converted into adhoc tanks are being refitted back to their intended purpose. The Artisans Guild report the tractor factory, the jewel of Tail Point, did not receive much damage. Unfortunately there will be delays as an engine shipment disappeared in the confusion. They are surprisingly willing to only accept a fifty percent tax cut for Guild Families for five years in exchange for the refitting contract to make up for the inconvenience. They even sent you a new car as an apology to you personally.
Why even trade has increased as a free trading Jumpship came to purchase the battle salvage shortly after the raid. This doubled the treasury after the Merchant Guild took their sixty percent cut as is their birth right. Not like we could maintain or rebuild those battlemechs anyway, especially with the damage the Merchant Guild reported.
You were in such a good mood that when a nervous sensor apprentice came and told you the biggest jumpship he’d ever seen just came into the system, you had high expectations of further trade and profit. Apparently they came from some place called the Griffon Empire, probably some jumped up warlord playing empire. They’d asked for grass of all things as a welcome gift in exchange for wine, the drink of nobility and Guild Councilmen!
Next morning you were waiting at the landing field with an unexpectedly frazzled Merchant Guild Councilman. You were quite frazzled yourself when a rather large dropship came roaring in. You did not realize they got that big. What trumbled out of the dropship sent you up into a proper panic!
It was if that cougar your late Uncle Johnny tried raising grew to the size of a barn, and it looked twice as ready to maul and tear! As you lay on your rump and slowly black out, the beast speaks in a deep and terrifyingly posh accent:
“Greetings, I am ambassador Pawson of the Griffon Empire. We heard Nepeta cataria is the main grass on this planet and would like to open up trade discussions.”