Thursday, September 24, 2020

Newsflash: Broke-Ass Kansas City Unable To Sustain Corporate Welfare For Developers Amid Coronavirus Economic Depression

Despite happy talk about overcoming the pandemic, the virus has devastated local finances and will create a desperate need for austerity at City Hall. This fact of life has inspired a "conversation" about giveaways to greedy developers which may or may not force politicos to change their priorities and realize "job creation" can't start with exorbitant freebies.

Meanwhile, COVID-19 is breaking the working poor and forcing social change.

Check the newspaper "reporting" on this truism that started the minute the KCMO shut down:

Tax breaks for Kansas City developers are an issue. Can discussions underway change that?

For years, tax-subsidized development has been considered essential to reshaping Kansas City. It has also drawn criticism for promoting growth in well-to-do enclaves at the expense of urban school districts and economically-depressed neighborhoods. In 2020, as demands for economic equality have grown, a movement to reform how and where the city encourages growth has gained energy.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Kansas city government exists to give funds to developers and a few scraps to assorted grifters. No reason to think going broke will change anything until some outside authority gains control.

Anonymous said...

Maybe KCMO can get a BLM office god knows they could afford it. They are not doing anything constructive with all the money they have gotten as far as I can tell. Bullet proof child car seats would be a good start.

Anonymous said...


OH Boo Hoo So where's everyone's tax dollars going now?????

Anonymous said...

^^^ shut up gopher boy

Anonymous said...

BLM should give the city a hand. They are a philanthropic organization. Look at the way they are helping build cities.

Anonymous said...

MAGATS still want a handout, though. They’ll take a handjob delivered by their Mom in a pinch, though. Who’s a good boy? Who’s a good boy today for Mommy?

Anonymous said...

I think your porn life needs serious work.

Anonymous said...

5:38 does your pussy hurt? I bet you don’t know who your Mommy is.

Anonymous said...

Breaking news: Tax Breaks Given to Billionaire Developers Actually Hurts the Public. News at 11.

Seriously this is not news. Smart people have been saying this for many years. Even warning people this was coming. This city has given developers, literally, hundreds of millions of dollars over the years to build things in this city. Then when things come up short, the city has to dig into the pocketbook to throw even more money at it (see the P&L. See the Loews Hotel, etc). I just can't help but be in awe of all the good that money could do if it were directed to infrastructure, schools and just investing in things that directly enrich tax payers instead of billionaires who don't need it.

But hey this is still #KorrupCity