Whoever ends up getting elected, I beg them to be very thoughtful in how the funds are spent. It is imperative that there is a large amount of funds available at all times, and especially for the long term future. The MGRC NEEDS a savings account. How silly would the community feel if we were too gung-ho in the first couple years, exhausted all funds on silly projects to show “hey were doing something!” and then a few years down the road, price is up 100x? Like Bitcoin, Zcash is here to stay, and fiat money is only getting worse. Gold is hitting all time highs in every world currency because fiat is designed to fail, whereas Zcash/Bitcoin is designed to win.
This could mean saying NO to a lot of grant proposals, and accepting that people from the community will be salty over it and claim, “hey, you aren’t doing anything for the ecosystem! we wont re-elect you!”.
Just because that block reward keeps coming in, doesn’t mean it needs to be spent immediately. We need to consider the future because another 4 years of dev funding isn’t guaranteed.