TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! KICK-ASS TKC TIPSTERS REVEAL MISSOURI PLAN TO FIGHT ECONOMIC "BORDER WAR" THAT'S POACHING KANSAS CITY JOBS!!!
Missouri's greatest minds are hard at work looking for a way to stop the so-called "Border War" that's helping to destroy Kansas City's economy and stealing jobs from this town almost every week.
Real talk . . . The smartest guy I know was working on this one with a bunch of other Missouri politicos and you know what he's doing now? Looking for a house in a posh Kansas suburb. It would be sad if it wasn't so hilarious.
Anyhoo . . .
THANKS TO A RATHER KICK-ASS TKC TIPSTERS WE OBTAINED SECRET DOCUMENTS WHICH OUTLINE MISSOURI'S PLAN TO WIN THE ECONOMIC BORDER WAR WITH KANSAS!!!
However . . . Before we start celebrating there's a lot of things to consider about this plan.
IT'S A TRAP!!! TOP MISSOURI OFFICIALS AND THEIR ESTIMATION OF TAXES AND LOCAL LIFE REQUIRES FAR TOO MUCH SUSPENSION OF DISBELIEF AND DOESN'T MATCH REALITY!!!
And so . . .
CHECK THE HIGHLIGHTS FROM THIS KICK-ASS TKC TIPSTER REGARDING A PLAN TO WIN THE BORDER WAR THAT DOESN'T PASS THE SMELL TEST!!!
"As you know, If you look at "Properties" you can see who wrote it. And this was apparently written on DED director Chris Pieper’s computer. This suggests the DED’s leadership is very worried about Kansas' new tax laws and that Missouri's highest ranking development official apparently has enough time on his hands to write extended Power Point presentations."
"I think your readers would be interested in a few items."
"First of all, the document uses uses credit rating as a scare tactic on pages 18-19."
"It's especially amusing that a Kansas City organization is critical of Kansas' education funding. Are they completely unaware of the state of KC schools?"
To be fair, maybe they're counting on that impending takeover or breaking up the district . . . Or like so many KC Students. Maybe they're just skipping in spite of Council Dude Scott Wagner's best efforts . . .
"It also asserts that that businesses are unlikely to move from MO to KS because they don't qualify for the tax cuts are on pp. 52-53."
"Favorite is they say that “Start-up or High Growth” companies won’t move to KS because the have ”little income for several years.” Which begs the questions -- what about those businesses that do have a lot of income? And when startups do have money, where will they go?"
I thought the whole point of Google Fiber was that we could telecommute from Silicon Valley to Kansas City.
"Funniest, perhaps is that on page 11 the DED touts its 61 tax credit programs."
"Then, incredibly, on page 34 they attack the notion that tax rates play in growth and development."
"So to sum up, first they tout their tax credits as making MO more competitive, then poo poo the idea that rates matter. Tax rates do matter, obviously. If they didn’t, there wouldn’t be the tax credits."
Show-Me Double Talk On Taxes . . . It's a longstanding Missouri tradition.
"My opinion: A much simpler position would be to just ditch the credits program and cut the taxes on all MO businesses. But then, what would the DED do with all its time? Probably make PowerPoint presentations like this. Again, its worth noting that this presentation was made by the top guy."
Now here's the embed version of the doc via Google slides . . .
And if you've made it this far, here's your prize . . .
READ MISSOURI'S BORDER WAR FIGHT PLAN AGAINST KANSAS IN ITS ENTIRETY RIGHT HERE THANKS TO THE REBEL ALLIANCE OF KICK-ASS TKC TIPSTERS!!!
Download it, share it but just don't believe it's gonna make any difference in the longstanding economic battle between Missouri and Kansas.
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