Lol oh no, instead of playing it once you'll have to play it twice to make 25k. What is the world coming to?
There is still 0 reason you are being "forced" or "coerced" into buying cash cards. There is no pay wall, there is nothing people who pay get that people who don't pay miss out on. Playing 10-16k missions alone will give you a good payout at the end of the day, and that's just one day/night of playing. This game will be around a long time, it'll add up. Not to mention the future things to come.
You kids all seem to feel so entitled, always yelling I want this and I want it now, well sorry, not all games are designed to be played like that. You'll live. If not, don't play.
True no one is forcing you to buy the cash cards, but when they keep on reducing the missions down to petty cash it sure feels like it. When it takes so super long to make a small amount of money you must admit its pretty lame.
When you're rank 10 sure it takes a while, but as you rank up better missions open up. Play with a crew and you can get a greater chance of getting those missions. We have very little issue making about 100k per night and I think that's plenty. 12.5k is hardly petty cash, especially for a mid-level mission.