Tuesday, February 14, 2017

TKC READER: HIGHER TAXES IN APRIL THREATENS POOR KANSAS CITY FAMILIES!!!



Research driven argument from our blog community offers an important juxtaposition and reveals the impact of higher local taxes by way of the upcoming Kansas City GO Bond vote coming soon . . .

Homegrown KC Refugees

Could you please ask Mayor James, the Council, and City Manager Schulte why they're seeking to dramatically raise property taxes over the next 20+ years on the families represented below in these statistics?

I just don't understand why you would increase the tax burden on a family who's already reliant on government assistance for things as basic as food.

While the Kansas City Star editorial board lectures readers on their moral duty to support refugees from across the globe, KCMO government seems intent on creating refugees right here in our hometown.








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17 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Somebody pack Byron a free lunch.

Anonymous said...

To the political class the only value poor people have is creating jobs for poverty pimps who always support more taxes.

Anonymous said...

Yet one of the sales taxes on the April ballot has been put there by the Southern Christian Leadership Council, which supposedly represents and supports "underserved" communities.
And the same thing was proposed a couple years ago by the Urban Summit group, including the leadership of the Urban League.
These folks don't care where the money comes from or how badly regular people just trying to keep things together are affected.
Just keep the spigots open and direct the flow to the usual suspects.
It's really beyond cynical and self-serving.

Anonymous said...

Sly is going to raise taxes on poor working class people so J.E. Dunn, Burns & McDonnell, Cerner, Cordish, H&R Block don't have to pay for infrastructure for the next 20 years.

Anonymous said...

+1 7:37pm

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Who is this?

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One of the fake tipsters

Anonymous said...

All you gotta do is VOTE NO

Anonymous said...

I really think S'lie is trying to bankrupt the city. He cries and bitches about crime in this city. But he chases the false cause (guns) while ignoring the REAL problem behind crime in the city: lack of education, lack of opportunity, too much financial burden on the lower/middle class. All of this leads to desperation. Which is the precursor to crime. That's the real problem in this city that he refuses to see. But hey, long as entities like J.E. Dunn, Burns & Mac, Hyatt, Cordish, etc are fat and happy, who cares about 150 dead people in KCMO, right?

Anonymous said...

Excellent comments above, and I especially like the thinking of 7:41 and 8:43.

8:43, KCMO is tottering towards bankruptcy as it is.

What's not being explained adequately (outside the webpages of TKC) is that the ENTIRE reason for this $800M bond ask is because the city is financially BUSTED.

Why would KCMO put forth the largest bond proposal in city history? Have we been hit by a generational natural disaster, the repairs of which weren't reimbursed by the state/federal government? No
They're floating this massive bond ask to simply buy more time. They even state that the total backlog of deferred infrastructure maintenance is several billion dollars. Mayor James admitted that he's been aware of the problem since entering office, yet chased after pet projects like ToyTrain, convention hotel, single-terminal airport, instead of addressing the more important vital issue of basic infrastructure.

Even if this $800M bond question passes, AND IT SHOULDN'T, it won't solve the problem of derelict KCMO management and leadership. Here's what the City Manager will do with the $800M to delay KC's bankruptcy:

The $800M is like a GET OUT JAIL card. It provides enough wiggle room to divert money from budgeted items to fill their expanding black hole which is public safety. Also, remember that the PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE sales tax will be up for renewal later this year, and city leadership will be calling for the sky to fall if it's not renewed. Taxpayers get to pay for infrastructure 3 times: annual budget appropriations, dedicated sales tax, and $800M bond. Will they ask for a 4th?

If you want to see KCMO begin to change their bad habits, and improve efficiency, you MUST FORCE THEM TO, because they're not going to do it voluntarily. VOTE NO on the $800M bond proposal, and don't let James/Schulte off the hook.

Anonymous said...

The city has two real ways to raise funds: Property taxes and sales taxes. (With a small amount coming from business licenses and whatnot).

Property taxes tax rich people more as they tend to have larger houses. Sales taxes hurt poor people more and are more regressive.


They've got to pay for the services one way or another. Raising property tax is the best way to do it.

Anonymous said...

@10:14, would it be possible to more efficiently use the funds the city DOES actually have? Perhaps stop trying to throw cash and incentives at corporations in the name of "EcoDevo" (I believe $35M in glorified city cash is/was part of the convention hotel deal)? Perhaps actually sunset old taxes that are no longer in use/needed and put forth towards infrastructure? Maybe do a true/unbiased audit of spending at City Hall and figure out where to find money?

Anonymous said...

I agree with 8:02

Anonymous said...

The only way to improve the city is to displace poor people. We are well on our way to a golden age of 10 acre lawns and happy smiling children.

Anonymous said...

So I guess the poor little entitlement libtards will stop protesting when Trump brings in the tax cuts?

Retro ROCKER said...

It will not be just the poor there are many living beyond means making $80,000 plus a year and spending $110,000.00

Anonymous said...

Get a sign and get out on a street where those going to work will see the sign. VOTE NO on $800,000,000.00
It is not a tax it is a giveaway.Try Paseo and Linwood tryLinwood and Broadway or Linwood and Main go to Highway 71 and 39th street. Every day --you will hit 60% of the voters at those intersections.