Saturday, November 02, 2019

More Questions Emerge After Kansas City Helps Pay Rent For USDA

Better reporting than we've seen thus far WITHOUT the paywall. Here's a KICK-ASS comprehensive overview of a controversial move down by the river. Read more:

Economics in Brief: Why Is Missouri Subsidizing The Federal Government's Move?

The U.S. government moving around 500 USDA jobs to Kansas City, Missouri, has been a done deal since its announcement this summer (unless the move is ruled illegal), yet the state and the city are offering millions of dollars in incentives.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

For perspective on corruption:

Recall that KCMO Mayor Sylvester James made sure that the City granted blight designation to the building site, financed the construction project, granted earnings tax exemption, construction materials sales tax exemption, property tax abatement, etc., ALL AFTER the CEO of Burns and McDonnell publicly stated that the company was absolutely staying in KCMO.

Never mind that Burns and McD was James' top campaign contributor.

Epstien did not kill himself said...

The Port Authority of Kansas City needs to be done away with.

Anonymous said...

If we’re such a great destination then why do we have to pay people to come here? Dimwits that’s why.

Anonymous said...

Haha kickbacks like this used to be called “graft” but now they are “ economic development incentives “ lol

-Radish

Retro ROCKER said...

The Cattle Farm they closed down in Lone,Jack, is the Perfect place for the the U.S.D.A.IT IS SURROUNDED BY GREAT COMMUNITIES GRAN,VALLEY LEE'S SUMMIT. GREAT UNIVERSITY STUDENTS NEED A GREAT OPPORTUNITIE.

Anonymous said...

Fire Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue for enacting and directing this shakedown policy.

Then fire Trump in 2020. Moving the USDA was his stable genius idea.

Anonymous said...

The rent goes to DST Systems-State Street. A longtime KCO supporter. Loyalty,,,,

Anonymous said...

Corrupt KC

Anonymous said...

I'm all for industrial beef production but that CAFO was a bum deal for all three residential development around there. Take industrial production to the 10000ac farms in Kansas.