Tuesday, July 15, 2014

SMACKDOWN!!! CONSERVATIVES TOUT BETTER SUNFLOWER STATE EMPLOYMENT NUMBERS OVER KANSAS CITY, MO THANKS TO GOV. BROWNBACK TAX BREAKS!!!



Check this sign that the Border War isn't even close to a truce given the politics of tax breaks and subsidy that consume upcoming election time.

To wit . . .

CONSERVATIVES TRUMPET KANSAS JOB GROWTH OVER RIVER CITY THANKS TO GOV. SAM BROWNBACK BORDER WAR TAX BREAKS!!!

The argument isn't about economic theory but straight up job numbers that offer a cruel fact check to KCMO's constant tin-cup urbanism that touts shiny new attractions to boost the local economy.

Check it:

Tax Cuts of Kansas Already Improving the State’s Economy

Deets:

"Such reinvestment is beginning to show up in the statistics. According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, in May Kansas touted an unemployment rate of just 4.8 percent, compared to 5.1 percent in Texas, 5.8 percent in Colorado, and 6.8 percent in Arizona. It’s also way below the national unemployment rate of 6.1 percent.

"Of special interest, however, is the unemployment rate of next-door-neighbor Missouri which shares not only a border with Kansas but also more than half of Kansas City. Missouri, which didn’t cut income taxes (they remain at six percent on taxable incomes above $9,000) suffers from an unemployment rate of 6.6 percent, and climbing.

A close look at what is happening in the Kansas City metro area is revealing: From May 2011 through May 2012 ... Almost three-fourths of job growth took place in Kansas City, Kansas. What’s even more impressive, however, is that Kansas City, Kansas has one-fourth the population of Kansas City, Missouri: 145,000 compared to 476,000. As Will Upton modestly concluded in his blog at Americans for Tax Reform, “It is arguable that the 2012 spike [in employment on the Kansas side of town] was caused by businesses anticipating a better tax climate in Kansas after the 2012 tax cuts.”"

And so, here's what we've learned . . .

The border war is still on: Missouri is losing.

Conservatives are doubling down on Kansas tax cuts and don't care about the hit public education is taking.

And like it or not, the CONTINUED TAX & SPEND ECONOMIC FAIL OF KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI remains a talking point among conservatives who believe they can do better.

Developing . . .

29 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Maybe it was sporting KC that served as the stimulus?

Anonymous said...

Lol they are comparing a state with a city, fuckin genius!

Anonymous said...

Missouri and KCMO especially is bad but who wants to move to Brownbackistan???

Anonymous said...

Yea bond down grades, reserve fund done in two years, and ed cuts are the best thing going

Anonymous said...

Aren't you pretty much ignoring the huge drop in revenue the state had suffered?

boy the Koch Brothers really do have their peckers up your ass don't they?

Anonymous said...

Brownback must really be desperate, here.

The bump in employment in KCK was driven by the Cerner deal- a deal cut in 2010, before Brownback was even elected Governor, let alone when any of his tax cuts may have kicked in.

Anonymous said...

Brownback = laughingstock.

Anonymous said...

Kansans
red leg regulators...free staters ...right to work republicans...jayhawker jagoffs.

Brownback exemplifies all their characteristics.

Anonymous said...

Brownback supporters are grasping at straws. The state is in the shitter and getting worse.

Anonymous said...

I liked when they backed out government employment from their employment data to produce a positive job growth number. I believe in accounting it's called "cooking the books." The reality is that if you cut income you eventually have to cut expenses. The Brownbackistas' goal is to cut state government down next to nothing by starving it.

Anonymous said...

The Adelmann article has to be one of the most obvious examples of twisted, faulty reasoning printed in the last week.

Anonymous said...

We're so happy that KCK is the Kansas wonderland. Thousands of abandoned houses, taxes up the butt, utility company owned by the mafia, shopping centers in bankruptcy, and a city hall owned by its bondman. Smoke and mirrors accounting. Lying public officials that magically become millionaires while in office, out of control law enforcement agencies using swat teams to destroy peoples lives that you NEVER hear about on the TV news and police chases killing people. It's a wonderful place to live if you are 12 people who control the city. Topeka law makers turn their backs so they cash will keep rolling in. What does it matter at this point per Hillary. Brownback, Mo, Larry or Curly, because it's the same old lies, different day.

Anonymous said...

Wait until the streetcar starts bringing all those businesses with their jobs into Downtown KCMO.

Anonymous said...

Uh huh! Watch the Dems howl when the 30 year olds at the New York Times can't come up with some spin for them. It has been a proven economic fact for 50 years. Reduce the tax burden and you put money into the economy that produces jobs and multiplies. Once Brownbeck and crew overcome Nancy's economics I have to wonder what teh cry babies will want; A 30 hour work week and more handouts?

Anonymous said...

Hey Sam. We will Remember in November!

Start packing!

Anonymous said...

I live in Kansas and love it! But work in Missouri.I hate to think everyday i work my money goes to that fat motherfucking Jay Nixon who vetoed the tax cut! Hey jay! you dumbass! Im tired of paying for the lazy scum that lives in your crack smoking state!

Anonymous said...

suggest you get a job in Kansas.

do ya alot O good and all.

Anonymous said...

THE WORLD ACCORDING TO KC MEDIA...

Business moves from Kansas to Missouri = Good.

Business moves from Missouri to Kansas = Bad.

Anonymous said...

Most sane people would prefer to live in Kansas.

Anonymous said...

who cooks the books for national conference of state legislators

Anonymous said...

Smart ones please explain the job boom in KCK when 14,000 are on payroll for the Unified Crooks. Thousands of jobs paid for by tax payers. Overpaid, under qualified have it made. Cell phones, cars, healthcare, vacations, luxury travel to shop, pensions bankrupting KPERS. Survey says this is a bunch of crap. Private businesses come to KCK for the free ride.

Anonymous said...

Quit your job

Anonymous said...

I live in KCK and this has to do with planned growth. This is not like some new thing. They planned this growth.

Anonymous said...

Opus Dei for the masses! A little chain whip in the morning is good for you! Keep it up Sam, keep it up. Keep shoving your religious beliefs up that Kansas ass every day!

Anonymous said...

1:16 You bet it has been a plan to scam tax payers for decades so a few people could benefit. Have you ever suffered through reading minutes from official meetings? Even worse sat in rooms and listened to these crooks laugh about higher taxes for the poorest, sickest county in Kansas? Growth with unsustainable debt and endless city scams = Detroit.

Anonymous said...

You dumb fucks. Trickle down economics has been proven to be a failed theory.

Anonymous said...

The Brownback administration is expert at giving the public a shit sandwich and telling them it's steak. They give tax breaks to their corporation pals, fuck working people, cut services to those who need it and then tell everyone they should get a second chance to keep fucking things up. What did Kansas do to deserve these guys and gals?

Anonymous said...

This is one step below a Touhey "article" and the stairway of bullshit and bad math.

When your lower than Show Me, your lower than the IQ of the average anti-streetcar fearbot.

Anonymous said...

Whats a Santorum?