First of all, I think it is worthwhile to mention that "What is nanny state?" Well, nanny state is a conservative term that conveys a view that a government or its policies are overprotective. The term "nanny state" likens government to the role that a nanny has in child rearing, but she's not very generous, _______ money for their compassionate service, levying taxes and fines for these mandatory services and unconventional laws.
Is it possible and idiomatic to use a verb+ing in the blank? (E.G. receiving, charging, collecting etc)
Are the mentioned verbs appropriate for this situation?
I used the word she to refer to the government. Is it possible to use their instead of her? If it's impossible, is it idiomatic to use her?