Friday, July 14, 2017

TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! SURVEY SEYZ KANSAS CITY URBAN CORE POVERTY SPREADING TO SUBURBS!!!



A recent collection of data offers an important perspective on the efficacy of so many local development, corporate welfare and tax breaks schemes which have failed to spark sustainable economic growth for communities throughout the greater Kansas City metro area.

To wit . . .

KANSAS CITY POVERTY SPREADS TO THE SUBURBS AS NEIGHBORHOOD INCOME LEVELS TREND DOWNWARD THROUGHOUT THE METRO!!!

Go-Go newsies desperate to cater to their sponsors don't offer this kind of perspective because their mission is mostly about getting people to buy junk from their sponsors.

However . . . We want to thank real estate peeps who sent THIS KANSAS CITY SPECIFIC INFO our way along with a link for further reading regarding the big picture throughout the nation.

Checkit:

Kansas City, MO has 68 more high-poverty neighborhoods compared to 2000

The nationwide shift in poverty from high-density urban areas to low- and medium-dense suburbs will lead to new challenges for cities as these areas are less likely to have public transportation and social safety net programs

- Kansas City, MO had 73 high-poverty neighborhoods in 2000. The number of high-poverty neighborhoods increased to 141 in 2015

- From 2005-2015, poverty in Kansas City, MO shifted from high-density to medium- and low-density neighborhoods. 55% of Kansas City, MO's high-poverty neighborhoods were in high-density urban centers in 2005, but this fell to 35% in 2015

The poor population in dense urban areas has not decreased. Rather, the poor population living in less dense areas has increased. Although suburban poverty is not new, as it continues to grow, many cities lack the capacity and resources to tackle suburban poverty. Our analysis shows that suburban poverty has grown over the past fifteen years in metros across the United States, and is not a problem that will disappear anytime soon.

The full report can be viewed at this link: Poverty in the Suburbs: Are Cities Prepared to Deal with the Growing Problem?

Developing . . .

61 Comments:

Get used to it said...

It's all gonna look like Grandview soon.

Bubba Jones said...

That sucks. I just bought a jet ski.

Thanks a lot Obama!

Anonymous said...

^^^ What about your leader? Putin isn't going to pay your bills? Too bad, the Donald has made out GREAT with his deals.

Anonymous said...

Politics isn't going to save you. Time to start looking at options with a lesser expense, time to start cutting back, saving and spending wisely. If the governments won't do it then people have to do it for themselves. It's not about Armageddon, it's about preparing for the reality of the future. Those who don't prepare have it tough in the end. The future is saying F-You to a lot of people and it doesn't look like that is going to slow down any time soon.

Anonymous said...

In KCMO EVERYBODY is going to work in maintenance in all the luxury apartments or in housekeeping in Mike's new giant hotel and ride the streetcar for FREE and mingle with the millions of tourists downtown.
And the city will be as short of cash as you are.
And Caleb will return from Brooklyn with yet another way to brew coffee.
And life will be beautiful!
An urban futurist's dream.

Anonymous said...

Still hurting that ol' Hillary lost. So bitter. Putin did such a terrible thing in hacking the old bat's charisma.

Anonymous said...

You could give every black person east of Troost a million dollars and a free house in Leawood and it would look like shit in 5 years and the money would be so, so gone.

Don't blame me, I voted for Johnson said...

KC is the new Independence.

Too bad those Trump votes didn't save ya.

Sorry.

Anonymous said...


To all of you Trump haters take a look at Hillary and the Russians, can you say URANIUM? and to you 6:47 It was Obama who took this country down financially, and morally So take your PINKO comments and SHOVE THEM UP YOUR ASS

Who let that Russian women in the country without a visa????? Mr Oreo Obama

Anonymous said...

IF YOU STILL LIVE IN KILLA CITY YOUR STUPID. DONE!!!!!!!!!

Mr. Pull Out said...

But I thought all of the "excitement" about the streetcar was going to turn Kansas City around?

Anonymous said...

Since we can't trust you to just not make stuff up, what's your actual source on the Kansas City data?

"real estate peeps" isn't going to cut it.

Sounds made up.

Anonymous said...

Snowflakes, progressives and libtards are killing this town and country, I'm taxed to death to support people who won't help themselves. Thanks a lot obama, you killed the American dream, keep on living the high life that we're paying for. You killed the entire middle class for your happiness

Anonymous said...

6:08: The Donald made out great with his deals by not paying his bills and declaring bankruptcy--what? six times?

Anonymous said...

Maybe you should file bankruptcy too, why not the blacks do it all the time

Anonymous said...

7:43 you are taxed to death because the wealthy do not pay their fair share, lay blame where it should at the feet of the Bush tax cuts, which BTW Obama made permanent. The Rs will sacrifice you, but the Ds will not save you either. Vote Bernie 2020.

Bob said...

7:42, I agree. Identify the source of these figures and explain how they were reached. Dollars to donuts the numbers came from an organization whose funding depends on the omnipresence of poverty.

Regardless, the concept is relative. Many don't have a job, but nearly all have a color TV, central heat, room specific AC, sufficient food and a car. If the truly impoverished in the rest of the world could see how America's impoverished live, they would be most envious.

Anonymous said...

Lucky for the poor, gas is cheap.
Thanks to the Republicans, you brought it upon yourselfs.

Anonymous said...

Here we go again, there are 10.8 million millionaires in this country out of 320 million people in this country. 9.4 million of those millionaires have between 1 and 5 million dollars, 1.3 million have between 5 and 25 million dollars and 156,000 have more than 25 million dollars. There are 570 billionaires in this country. Anyone care to figure out how many of these people are pro athletes and Hollywood people? I don't have time or the will to figure it out but go ahead if you want too. Also these "rich people" have created most everybody's jobs that's putting food on our tables so if these rich people can get away with a little tax savings to keep people working I can live with that

Anonymous said...

The clintons thanks to their bogus "foundation" and the Russian uranium deal are one of those 570 billionaires

Anonymous said...

You can add musicians to your millionaires list too!

Anonymous said...

Like snoop dogg!!!

Anonymous said...

Ellie Kemper is a comedian on The Unbreakable Kimmie Schmidt. The Oxford Grad plays an Indiana Hoosier who survived a doom's day cult and picking up up life driving for Uber. One Dooms Day cult for another.

Anonymous said...

OMG 8:59 you could not be more wrong. The vast majority of jobs in this country are not made by the rich, but rather small businesses and government work. Giving the uber wealthy a tax cut does not create any jobs, nor do they spend the money in the economy, it's invested in the market and if taxed at all is taxed at a lower rate for investment income. BTW, your 300 tax cut is worth 100s of thousands and millions to the wealthy.

If your theory was correct there would be multiple jobs for everyone because taxes are at the lowest they have ever been.

Besides how does giving a Kardashian, Hilton, pro athlete or Hollywood actor a tax cut create any jobs?

Think about it yourself and stop listening to their propaganda. A very rich man once wisely said - I could hire half the workers to kill the other half.

Anonymous said...

investing your money is investing in a business that has workers is that not correct?

Anonymous said...

The kardasian's have butlers and maids don't they! Lmao!!!

Anonymous said...

lebron James owns a pizza chain!

The Rheostatics said...

It's a bad time to be poor,
'Cause we don't give a shit no more.
If you want to go for help, don't look
next door.

It's a bad time to be young.
What's left to us can't be undone
Without it riding on our backs
When young and poor go hand in hand.

It's a bad time to be poor,
And feeling winter through a crack in the door.

The Truth of the Matter said...

If you can afford any of these things, you're not that poor and you do not need food stamps and welfare:
A smartphone
Lottery tickets
New Tattoos
Drugs
Alcohol
Tobacco/Cigarettes
New cars
Cable TV
Internet

Anonymous said...

this ain't the depression era folks

Public Service Announcement said...

The American taxpayer has been fleeced for roughly 20 trillion dollars since the bullshit war on poverty began under goofball Texas' embarrassment President Johnson some 50 years ago. For all this money you would think poverty would have been eliminated. You would be wrong. All we received for that titanic stack of cash was more poverty.

Anonymous said...

9:23 Yes the business has workers, but understanding the stock market - that does not mean any new workers are hired or they get any more pay - the money is paid out in dividends to to stock holders. In fact the best way to raise your stock price is to cut cost, which is usually done by cutting the the number of workers.

9:25 how many additional butlers did the Kardashians hire with their multi-million dollar tax cut. Do you think they would not have Butlers if they paid another few more % in taxes. Stay stupid and keep laughing your ass off.

9:27 were there not pizza joints before Labrone? Did he open them only because he got a tax cut, would he have not opened them anyway? Most local pizza joints, owned and operated by people who are not multi-millionaires, employee people too, amiright?



Anonymous said...

10:12 please stop....... it's embarrassing

Anonymous said...

By the way WE are the stockholders you imbecile

Anonymous said...

Poverty could be all but eliminated if young women would stop having kids that they are not prepared for financially or emotionally. When a single woman with no skills working a menial job has kids with an absent father what does should we expect?

And for all those who say the man is at fault too I agree, except one bull can breed 30 cows so ultimately it is up to the women to take charge.

Anonymous said...

The very wealthy invest a lot of their money overseas (see, e.g., the rise of China since the '70s). While that clearly helps the average foreign worker, I don't see how that helps the average American. Unless, of course, you believe a Wal-Mart economy is beneficial to the average American. I do not.

Also, in a "free market" economy, poverty must exist. You can't have billionaires unless you have masses of poor people, as there are only so many resources to go around (i.e. scarcity).

Anonymous said...

10:18 I am sorry I am embarrassing you by exposing your ignorance. Please educate yourself.

10:19 I seriously doubt you are the stockholder who is getting any dividends in comparison to the 10s and 100s of thousands of dollars the rich are getting in tax cuts. Wake up or stay stupid - a useful idiot for the wealthy.

Anonymous said...

10:35 it's you I feel sorry for, Jealousy of the rich that worked hard for their money as opposed to your sorry lazy azz that expects everything to be handed to you. I do ok in the stock market, I won't retire rich but I'll do just fine, enough to not be a burden on the taxpayers back like yourself

Anonymous said...

THE SPOOKS ARE SCREWING THE TAX PAYERS

Anonymous said...

10:35 Interesting that you attribute my intellect and knowledge of the facts as jealousy, that I am lazy, and a burden on tax payers - all of which are false.

Your response belies the weakness of your argument. You do not have to remain uneducated, you do have a choice. Please choose wisely.

I am sure you do well in the stock market - with the Bull Market (that will crash again like it always does) you would have to be a complete fool not to be doing well. BTW I never claimed you did not. Nevertheless, since you are so wise in the issues of stock you know there are different classes of stock, most of what you own I would suspect be do not pay dividends.

Anonymous said...

Yes they are!!!

Anonymous said...

After reading all this bullshit I am even more convinced America is one fucked nation.

Anonymous said...

What's up with negative Nancy?

Anonymous said...

It's entertaining to watch the exchange in trying to place the blame for the plight of the poor on Trump or Bush versus Obama or Clinton.

In reality, thank Lyndon Johnson and his "Great Society" program, which incentived poor people to not work and to procreate out-of-wedlock kids. LBJ knew that his program would be like a drug to which poor people would become addicted. But LBJ knew his program would win votes for the Democrats, to the detriment of U.S. society.

Anonymous said...

KCUR juzt sez KCMO iz a National Leader zo weez nuttin to worry bout.

Anonymous said...

11:37 nails it!

Anonymous said...

11:37 for President

Anonymous said...

Mike & Barry had to get designer threads funds, lux travel cash, and "choom" monies somewhere. Advances on books and teleprompter reading fees wasn't gonna cover all the ghetto fabulous for the JACK-SOME FIVE...you know, Barry...Mike...Sasha...Malia...AND Mrs. Robinson.

Yeah, JACK-SOME (really, might as well say JACKED-TAXPAYERS MUCH) FIVE!

J.W. said...

If you chart the increase in local taxes, water rates, electrical rates against the increase in poverty you will see a very strong correlation.

Of course, correlation is not causation.

Just something to think about.

Anonymous said...

Yeppers! The real wealth and those debt slaves trying to look like real wealth (an honest financial guru/investments advisor/banking bean counter will tell us the RICH & the SPENDERS (cash OR credit, paycheck-to-paycheck OR global trusts to make heads spin) keeps the money carrousels circling!

Anonymous said...

Think, yourself!

The Warren Buffets, Oprah Winfreys, Tom Bradys, Tiger Woods,Justin Biebers, and such pay loads of taxes of several types. Those agents, advisors, and producers hired by the above named and their like pay loads of taxes for lux cars, pricey bling things, vacays, comfy cribs, spoiled spouses, kiddies and pets. Then there's fitness coaches, salon services, spa visits, limo drivers, tutors, caterers, personal chefs, lavish parties and weddings, architects, interior designers, pool guys, maids, nannies, Fido and Fifi groomers and such. Whew...wayz Tahred now, but the list goes on!

Anonymous said...

2:16 Funny you mention Warren Buffet since he would be the first to tell you that he should pay more in taxes.

No one says they can't have all the luxuries you list and pay a small % more in taxes.

You are a victim of propaganda, a useful idiot for sure.

Anonymous said...

You're a fucking idiot 2:42, not a useful idiot, Rich people already pay the highest proportion of taxes collected. How much more is "a small % more in taxes"? And what is the income level that should pay more?

Anonymous said...

Calm down. That's not true the middle class pays the most both in gross to all taxes collected and % of their income. Generally people making 10s of millions a year could afford to pay a small bit more of a percentage of their income after deductions

Anonymous said...

That some fuzzy math right there, just how many people make 10s of millions are year? There is only 156,000 people in this country that have 25 million or more, you think taxing them even more is going to save this country? Wow, just wow

Anonymous said...

The middle class is 51% vs upper class at 20% (these are NPR numbers so they're probably wrong) where are the taxes coming from? Obviously the middle class because there are more of them than upper class. This whole argument of the rich not paying enough taxes is crap anyway. Who effing cares

Anonymous said...

Because they should pay their fair share, and it would be virtually no burden on them.

Anonymous said...

BTW a lot of people care and we are joining together to take this country back

Anonymous said...

8:25, 8:53, and 8:57:

The NPR numbers are bullshit (what a surprise). Get it from multiple,sources: CNBC - top 1% pay 46% of federal income taxes; WSJ - top 20% pay 84% of fed income taxes; Marketwatch - 45% of Americans pay NO fed income tax.

Anonymous said...

You are the one that cited NPR. But the fact is that the top 1% owns more than everyone else combined but only pays about 20% of the income tax collected and pays a lower % of their income in taxes than the rest of us.

Your passionate defense of the 1% tells me you have been brainwashed.

Anonymous said...

^^^. Sorry you don't like it, but as I stated, it's a FACT that the top 1% pay 46% of federal income taxes.

http://www.cnbc.com/2015/04/13/top-1-pay-nearly-half-of-federal-income-taxes.html

Your passionate fabricated attack on the 1% tells me that you have been brainwashed.