Sunday, December 16, 2018

KANSAS CITY FIGHT FOR E-TAX CONT'D!!!

We linked and talked a better take on this topic FIVE DAYS AGO and now it's in the Sunday edition of the local newspaper:

GOP lawmaker launches latest attempt to kill KC earnings tax | The Kansas City Star

Kansas City gets more than 40 percent of its general tax revenue from the 1 percent earnings tax. Republican state lawmakers consider it a drag on the state's economy and are once again trying to kill it.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hahahahaha the end is near.

Anonymous said...

Well by golly we need to give more tax cuts and abatement's to developers and corporations! Especially the out of state ones!

Cee Bee said...

My guess is that without the earnings tax, Sly and his cronies might find it hard to give away TIF money to big corporations, and they would have to pay their fair share.

Anonymous said...

The failing Star is all over this at the behest of the city.

Anonymous said...

Kansas City is such a desirable place to live and work that a penalty against anyone who chooses to live or work here will have no effect whatsoever.

Other than gradually but inevitably driving out whatever tax base is left.

Anonymous said...

The Star is reaching out to former employee Yell Aboohooky for comments.

Anonymous said...

How many residents use someone else's address to get around that dumb tax ? I know several.

Anonymous said...

If the e-tax funds so many vital services in KCMO, then why are 911 callers on hold for 10 minutes and snow covered streets are never sufficiently cleared?

Anonymous said...

Kansas City loses thousands of potential residents who move right outside the city border to avoud the earnings tax.

Anonymous said...

It’s an illegal tax anyway, sLIE uses it to pay his friends with, hell, we can’t even get stripes painted on the effing streets anymore.

SLIE is the king of fails, worse mayor ever, even funkytown was better than this loser.

Anonymous said...

KCMO needs to start requiring a business license for all of the drug dealers. Then place a 50% user and 50% dealer tax on all of the illegal drugs. At the same time tax the heck out of all the drugs passing through KCMO.

This is a viable solution for replacing the earnings tax. Hopefully Go4KC notices this solution.

Anonymous said...

^^^^^ Legalization of recreational marijuana. Stop sending local dollars to Colorado.

Anonymous said...

The City Council wastes so much money I will vote against the E Tax anytime I can.
- City funded Grocery Store 3 blocks away from another City subsidized Grocery store.
-Street Car with out a cost for ridership.
- Boards and overhead related to the Jazz Museum.
- 3rd District Council travel expenses related to 18th and Vide and Jazz Museum
- 18th and Vine, $10 million here, $10 million there but who is counting???