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I am a midshipman 4/C who is concerned about the recent paper shortage in Nimitz and would like to provide some proposals that may spur a realistic and adequate solution.
I learned recently that 350,000 pages were printed in Nimitz library in one month, and demand is going up. These "printing stations" are a nuisance, so we must either meet demand or curb demand.
Meet the Rising Demand: "Printer Usage Tax"
Small paycheck deduction of $3 per midshipman monthly paycheck.
If the Academy deducts $3 from each MIDN's monthly pay:
4,500 midshipmen x $3 = $13,500 in supplemental revenue for Nimitz Average cost of 500 sheets of printer paper = $10 $13,500/$10 x 500 sheets = 675,000 additional pages that Nimitz can buy every month, on top of the already-allotted printer budget.
And, most MIDN would not notice nor mind giving up $3 extra per month if it means open printing.
Option #2: Curb the Rising Demand
Impose Regulations on Printing
Set up a system that requires a name and password every time a MIDN prints.
Each MIDN is allotted x pages that they are allowed to print per month.
Once they print their allotted amount, they cannot print anymore.
These are just some suggestions. I will be happy to help shape any future suggestions or decisions if at all possible.