Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Inflation Kills Kansas City Budgets



Take a look at this scary report of locals on a budget facing harsh times amid rising costs . . .

Fox4: Cost of inflation causes pinch in Kansas City pocketbooks

Meanwhile, the local government spending spree continues and Kansas City prepares to meet voters with more taxes, borrowing requests and a smile.

Developing . . .

6 Comments:

Westport Trucky said...

Fuck I get poorer every year. Watched my pension plan take a huge shit. Sales at work falling off all the time. My bonus is now a joke but I am still working the same hours. Then I see assholes like that fucking Byron making fun of me because I work while they sit on their ass doing nothing but ridicule me. And people wonder why I am pissed at times about things.

Anonymous said...

Regular folks are certainly being pressed financially, but it doesn't have much to do with inflation, which has been just over over one percent for years.
Locally, maybe it has something to do with all the tax money that is constantly funneled to developers, consultants, and other insiders, and the endless proposals for higher sales and property taxes to pay for such toys as the streetcar, soccer fields, and now a Jackson County rail plan.
Regular people trying to earn livings while being taxed to support projects of high-end corporations and groups of swells.
Real representative government right here in KCMO.

Anonymous said...

Yep, and you cocksuckers that voted to continue the e-tax just gave the city carte blanch to continue with the ass-fucking.

Really great job on that one!!

Anonymous said...

Really good point, 8:27am.
But the etax will be coming up for renewal every five years and Sly and the gang had better hope that the real financial catastrophe of the streetcar doesn't become public at around the time of the next vote.
Or all bets may be off.
Residents, especially folks north of the river, are getting mighty tired of pouring money into a slush fund that city hall uses for whatever grandiose plan that comes rolling into town.

Anonymous said...

We need more $160,000 assistant city managers. We should split Pat Klein's assistant city manager job into three assistant city managers. One to post on TKC, one for Facebook, and one for Twitter.

Porgy and Bess said...

Or just fire the bastard, 4:32pm. That way, we can get people on the staff who care about working. Pat Klein is the quintessential welfare recipient. Getting something for nothing. Pat Klein's got plenty of nothing, and nothing is plenty for him. Mediocrity is the new norm in Kansas City.