Tuesday, April 01, 2014

FACT CHECK: MAYOR SLY'S KANSAS CITY MOVIE OFFICE WON'T MAKE MUCH MONEY!!!



An AWESOME TKC TIPSTER offers this peek at the reality of municipalities supporting the movie industry in light of the KCMO wanting to re-open a tv/film office:

"Politicians love to grant these tax breaks because a) they like having celebrities around and b) they've bought into the perception that somehow shooting a movie or TV series in town is a net fiscal gain for the community. Generally speaking, the first is almost always true and the latter is seldom ever true. A 2010 Tax Foundation study found that most cities granting tax breaks make back less than $0.20 per dollar "invested."

Moreover, here @ TKC we have a pet peeve . . . Politicos need to stop talking about "film" while hyping tech and creative class talk. Using a term for a technology that's outdated and being phased out is kinda backward.

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8 Comments:

KC Boner said...

Now those are some NICE titties!!!!!

Anonymous said...

713 demonstrates why soldier have died for the right of free speech and this is how we use that gift?

Anonymous said...

Actually, twently cents on tha dollar is WAY more return than the vast majority of subsidized projects KCMO is involved in.
How many $0.20 does it take to pay for a $450 million streetcar project?
That might take a while.

chuck said...

WTF is wrong with Ryan Reynolds?

Anonymous said...

I'm making some pretty good porn. Where do I get signed up for my tax breaks?

Anonymous said...

Fuck the tities, the real issue is that a fresh bail of hay was dropped off for the sheeple.

Anonymous said...

and while they are snarfing it down they will never feel the dick of local government going straight up their ass!! But hey its KC!!

Anonymous said...

Tony, you are against paying any taxes, so why should movie production companies pay taxes?

As long as you are against paying every tax, you should not begrudge TIFs or other give away programs.

Tony, you are part of the problem.