Monday, September 12, 2016

Arguing About EPIC Kansas City Grocery Bill



Here's an alternative public policy opinion regarding local subsidy of yet another industry that has abandoned the local urban core.

The Show-Me Guys argue: Kansas City is spending about $14 million on a grocery store in the Linwood shopping center. Is this really how the people of KC want their tax dollars spent?

Meanwhile, what's more important to watch is how mean so-called "progressives" can get in an anonymous comment section whilst they typically play the crybaby about such things.

You decide . . .

9 Comments:

seanot said...

Unless they intend to survive on single can malt liquor sales, they are going to get their asses handed to them by the Aldi store a couple of thousand feet to the south. Who came up with this brilliant idea?

Anonymous said...

Wouldn't it be easier to just make it a larger Aldi's that's even nicer like the ones in the burbs? First time I commented on this subject. Whiny. Snarky. Just asking?

Anonymous said...

Aldi's is an excellent store. This is once government trying to fix something is not broken. They don't have enough people with money to support two stores.

Anonymous said...

This is a scam Sly and the gang learned from KCK's Progressive, rather socialist mayors. Wyandotte County local government is in 'partnership' with grocery store owner(s) because it's very profitable for a few. So how can people living in these areas are pushing 300 lbs or more and have a storage of food? Two blocks is too far to walk in KCK and the proof is in the fat asses of its citizens.

More carrots is not the answer. It's calling out corrupt city governments involving tax payers in scams based on lies.

Anonymous said...

Perfect example of KC leadership. Spent YOUR money building THEM a store where they can boost the economy with THEIR foodstamps paid for by YOUR money. ...and the Peckerwoods continue to sit on their fat asses and let this kind of shit go on.

Anonymous said...

I agree with Pat! It's so true. Government needs to focus on what matters: infrastructure, lighting, trash removal, ticketing cars that sit on the street for years unmoved, non-working, etc. The City also gave incentives to Aldi's. They are still shooting and killing around the store. Stores don't solve anything.

Anonymous said...

I am old enough to remember when the ghetto had real stores. The K-Mart closed because the shoplifting was more than the sales of the store. The grocery stores' best sellers were liquor, cigarettes, soft drinks, and snack food, so why not just have a convenience store. Nobody bought fruits and veggies anyway. Sly and the gang think they are going to change that, but I can guarantee it is $14 million down the drain.

Anonymous said...

The Sunfresh on Swope Parkway barely gets used. I see it closing after all the tax incentives have expired.

Anonymous said...

Well, right now Kansas City taxpayers have already payed $2 million to buy an abandoned shopping district in the inner city that has been sitting empty with nothing happening for the past 18 months. So in a way, I guess a failing grocery store is an improvement over the city causing more blight. But maybe they can give themselves TIF money to remodel if they let it get run down enough...