SHOCK!!! HALL FAMILY $75 MILLION JACKSON COUNTY HEALTH TAX RANSOM ISN'T EXACTLY THE VERY BEST!!!
Once again Kansas City's 1% want this town to pay up in their honor.
To wit . . .
THE HALL FAMILY FOUNDATION "DONATION" OF $75 MILLION TO CHILDREN'S MERCY IS MORE LIKE A RANSOM NOTE TO JACKSON COUNTY TAXPAYERS!!!
On the surface it seems generous, but then again, most Jackson County residents won't be able to have accountants massage their tax forms and write-off the tax . . . Instead, the average (broke-ass) JaxCo denizen will be forced to pay up a hefty fee while the Hall Family Foundation get invited to all the great parties and treated like royalty as local benefactors.
Isn't there some old saying about giving with strings attached?
Anyhoo . . . I wasn't cynical about the Jackson County Health Tax until today and now this gives TKC license to write a post that I had been thinking about for a bit. Stay tuned and check the links:
KC Biz Journal: Hall Family Foundation donates $75M to Children's Mercy — with strings attached
KCTV5: The Hall Family Foundation has committed $75 million to Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City to build a medical research building but only if voters approve a half-cent sales tax for such research.
KCUR: Hall Family Foundation Gives $75M To Children's Mercy, Maybe