One-time taxes?

Recently, Bernie Sanders suggested a novel idea, which was a one-time tax on wealth and incomes.

I thought this was interesting, as I think a way to bring down debt once things are running smoothly but there’s a backup of debt collected. It made me think of the new benefit of the one-time costs of selling a state utility.

Now, for the game, I’m not sure how to make this work. Policies are continual, so I’d assume that wouldn’t work. Perhaps the mechanism for buying/selling state industries could work. The last idea is making it a dilemma that could be offered from time to time, but as far as I can tell most don’t have costs/revenue.

Like a dilemma, I would assume this having a very high negative one-time impact on capitalists, the wealthy, high earnings, while a lesser impact on GDP and support from Socialists.

Any other ideas for this or other one-shot deals to bring down debt?

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Like this, you mean?

There are some dilemmas in the game that give short term cost increases etc - like oil price shocks, where you have the option to subsidise oil domestically to keep your poor people from having to cope with raised food prices etc. So, doing it through a dilemma should be feasible.

He had a tax policy that taxed transactions and trades in the stock market at super low rates. Kinda a cool idea I thought.

The best way to do this would be through a dilemma, which actually can bring in money (or cost money), there is a scriptable function to do this. I think it would be a good idea, although likely one that would potentially dent business confidence, as it raises the possibility that it could happen again at any time.


Good call - I think that makes more sense than a GDP hit, too. I also think it should make capitalists very angry.

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