Friday, April 04, 2014

TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! DOWNTOWN KANSAS CITY TOY TRAIN TAX EXPLOSION SKYROCKETS FOODIE COSTS!!!



A lot of our sexy readers are just getting back from lunch or planning a Friday night excursion so this EXCLUSIVE TKC COST ANALYSIS OF DOWTOWN KANSAS CITY FOODIE COSTS is important to the public interest and party planning.

To wit . . .

THE DOWNTOWN KANSAS CITY TOY TRAIN STREETCAR TAX EXPLOSION DESTROYS DINING OPTIONS FOR EVERYDAY DENIZENS OF THE LOOP!!!

This isn't just fine dining that too rich for the everyday joes . . . Even cafeteria food is feeling the pain of increased local taxes. Let's look at the offering of local fees and choke down this tax info . . .



Accordingly . . .

THANKS TO TOP ECHELON KANSAS CITY INSIDERS WE HAVE AN EXCLUSIVE BREAKDOWN OF THE EXACT DOWNTOWN KANSAS CITY DINING TAX BURDEN!!!

Here's a shocking note from a typical downtown eatery . . .

2014 tax increases will go into effect within the cafeteria on Monday, April 7. The tax breakdown is as follows:

State of Missouri 4.225%

Jackson County 1.125%

Kansas City 2.875%

Kansas City Zoo 0.125%

KC Downtown Street Car 1.0%

Convention & Tourism 2.0%

Total Tax: 11.35%

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Over 11 PERCENT just for cafeteria food (??? WTF?) . . . In the Midwest . . . Not Manhattan.

And so . . .

KANSAS CITY TOY TRAIN STREETCAR TAXATION HAS CONDEMNED MOST AVERAGE RESIDENTS TO SACK LUNCHES THANKS TO PROHIBITIVE FEES!!!

Once again politicos have revealed their hubris in action and their eco-devo scheming has actually worked to destroy the local economy. Sadly, they're still pushing this faulty plan and Kansas City residents should know that this kind of outrageous taxation is what's on track for streetcar expansion and coming soon to more local neighborhoods.

Developing . . .

30 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Loan for lunch? bad deal.

Anonymous said...

Time to tax Spic and wetback food.

elBryan said...

If phase 2 passes, this will be the tax rate on independence ave as well, even though the streetcar only runs to Benton.

Anonymous said...

The streetcar proposal just keeps getting better and better. If someone wants a second term, he'd better start putting some daylight between himself, Mr. Mensa, and the hipsters.

Anonymous said...

HOLY SHIT THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN 11.35% AND 10.35% ON A $20 LUNCH IS... 20¢. WOW! TWENTY FUCKING CENTS. "OH THAT SEEMS STEEP", SAID NOBODY WHO CAN AFFORD TO SPEND $20 ON LUNCH.

Anonymous said...

What's all this fuss about tax rates?
I don't see a problem!

(overheard conversation between Downtown lawyers who love to sue the city....Administrators at Truman Medical Center & Children's Mercy with million-dollar annual pay packages....Real-estate developers who extort tax incentives from the city....Corporate chiefs who extort tax incentives by threatening to move across the state line....Professional sports owners who extort local government for their facilities by threatening to move the team)

Anonymous said...

If you have a couch at home, you have enough money in the cushions to pay that massive (lol) tax increase. Tony, when I say 'couch', you just substitute the word 'bed' and that sentence will make more sense to you.

Anonymous said...

I fucked Christian the other night Brian. We used roller skate grease. She smells as bad as you do. Is it the air up there or what?

P Bear said...

3:14 that's some funny shit dude. Can you imagine what the prices will be at a certain "hipster" coffee shop in Westport ? More to come...

Anonymous said...

It's not the air. Brian smells bad because of his daily threeways with Sue and Tony. They use a special holy lube sold by the Catholic priests.

Anonymous said...

Tony keeps forgetting to wash Crosby's cum out of his beard.

Anonymous said...

Just the tip of the iceberg folks.

Anonymous said...

Nice to see the locals taking the big tax hit.

Anybody who just visits Killer City gets off the plane to discover that all cars rented at the airport cost twice as much as they do anywhere else in this country. The taxes and "special fees" and "special assessments" on airport car rentals make the numbers Tony is talking about look like nothing. Anybody with half a brain avoids the airport rentals. Even paying for a cab to a rental shop a few miles from the airport makes the deal way cheaper.

Anonymous said...

Well the dumb asses of KC have sat on their asses and look what has happened. Time to vote the King and his court out. In the mean time every blogger in the country is going to be talking about what a bunch of pick pockets the KC crew is. How about the metro cities form a boycott and don't spend another dime in KC until they get off the drugs?

Anonymous said...

Looks like those guys use the bad language against anyone trying to keep their employers' (local engineering and Arch firms) from making hundreds of millions on light rail are at it again. Tony just know that the bad language is a sign that they are really worried you will impact the voters.

Shame On Caleb said...

Looks like Caleb has gone off his rocker and is making threats against people who questions this tax. Shame on you, man. We thought you were better than that. It's okay to lose this fight on the merits. Now you're just being a little thug for your bosses. Don't get into that game man. You're only like 5'2. You're not going to be able to back up that kind of talk.

EVERYONE said...

OMG ... Sky falling!!!

So, if I understand you correctly, Tony, the Street Car 1.0% tax would increase the cost of a $4.95 hamburger to a wopping ... $5.00???

OMG!!! OMG!!!

C'mon, Man! let's not spend our moral outrage on trivialities. Not when you are actually doing something consequential by focusing KCMO's political class on the FUCKING OUT OF CONTROL MURDER RATE!

Anonymous said...

A $4.95 hamburger would be $5.51, which is already the case in the Main St. CID. This doesn't sound like much, but remember it's on everything you buy for the rest of your life. Or until you move elsewhere. And for something that duplicates existing bus service and will add nothing useful to anyone except the firms that will design and build it and the egos of Mensa boy and his band of merry hipsters.

NO MORE TAXES said...

Who just buys a hamburger? One hamburger.

Russ Johnson You Screwed Kansas City

Anonymous said...

Russ will beat you.

Anonymous said...

Another reason to move out of Kansas City altogether. All aboard.

Anonymous said...

Okay. I agree that I love this tax rate. IF !!! You never raise it again! In 7 years it will be 20% +.
We only got so many .01 in the pocket

Anonymous said...

Why is this restaurant just now adding the 1% streetcar tax? It has been in effect since April 1, 2013? This place needs to be reported for under collection of streetcar sales tax. Streetcar needs every extra penny it can get to add to the $24 mill coming from the water department to move the pipes.

Westport Trucky said...

I am going to start looking for a realtor agent this weekend, I"m done with this town. Headed to JoCo I guess, may soon be know as the Shawnee Trucky.

Anonymous said...

A nickel here, a dime there....pretty soon it adds up to some real money. Keep voting for small taxes then you are surprised when they all add up to big stuff. 20% on a tab is nuts. If you like paying that rate, go live in NY or CA....if you can afford to live there. One of the nice things about KC has been the affordability, which seems to be changing.

Anonymous said...

Think on past your simple example of the $4.95 hamburger. The restaurant owner pays the extra sales tax on every ingredient that goes into that hamburger, every paper napkin and paper towel and any equipment purchased for the business. I can't put an actual dollar amount on it, but the effect of increased sales tax goes much wider and deeper than just your hamburger.

P Bear said...

Trucky you could move to Olathe...then you would feel just like being in Westport with all the hoodrats. Otherwise I would suggest Hallbrook. Only blacks there are servants. I hear they have basements where they keep them chained at night.

Anonymous said...

No way. P Bear. Hayward Speers is not far away.
Go 962!

Anonymous said...

The constants increases in sales tax that the city hall folks hope no one notices are bad enough, but what exactly are the residents getting for this extra money?
Crime and violence are increasing despite all the PR claims from the KCPD brass; sidewalks and streets are in crappy shape; water and sewer lines aren't maintained for decades and then their condition is suddenly "discovered" when it can be combined with the streetcar project; dangerous buildings are torn down even after Sly put on his big show on the backhoe; and city employees who actually provide services to residents are being laid off.
You can make believe all this lipstick on the pig is real for only so long, but after a while the fact that downtown is little more than a taxpayer-funded make believe movie set becomes obvious to anyone who pays any attention.
Especially the people who actually live here.

Anonymous said...

Doesn't seem to be hurting downtown business much. New ones op up every week and there a fucking announcement or groundbreaking on a building or apartment renovation every month or so.

Maybe tax increases matter in places like Kansas or Grain Valley, where no one wants to live and all the shops are exactly the same as they are in the next strip mall a half mile away, anyway. But it seems to be working in downtown, because its booming faster than anywhere in town and all the hysteria about the streetcar hasn't slowed that pace a single bit