Tuesday, October 20, 2020

TKC BREAKING NEWS !!! KANSAS CITY RUSHES E-TAX RENEWAL VOTE!!!

Kansas City is desperate for cash and pandemic harsh times seem to have inspired 12th & Oak to hurry up and secure this town's biggest funding source without seeking/enduring very much conversation among voters. 

As always, first word goes to BAD-ASS TKC TIPSTERS who found this not-so-fun fact and sent it our way . . .

The next Kansas City Earnings Tax vote has been proposed ASAP by Mayor Quinton Lucas . . . Tuesday, April 6, 2021, a question of whether to continue Kansas City's current one-percent earnings tax for five years; directing the City Clerk to provide notice of the election; and recognizing an accelerated effective date.

Perspective that sums up the situation perfectly . . .

"City hall doesn't want any discussion on the earnings tax. Many people want some restrictions on what it can be used for. No more convention hotels and entertainment district funding from the earnings tax could be a start. Others only want it used for essential services. City hall knows everyone is focused on the current general election, this doesn't have to be placed on the ballot until the end January 2021."

To wit . . .

MAYOR Q IS RAMMING HOME THE E-TAX QUICKLY AMID RISING LOCAL FINANCIAL HARDSHIP AS COVID-19 WORSENS!!!

We don't blame him for this move given the dire circumstances confronting the 12th & Oak budget. 

But critics of this tactic are absolutely correct . . . The rush to secure more cash prevents conversation about how these funds will be used going forward.

To be fair, the e-tax always wins by a wide margin and it basically serves as a way for KCMO to stick it to JoCo commuters. However, now that telecommuting might save a few lucky souls from paying city hall, this "re-up" is even more important and crucial to this town's survival.

Developing . . .

83 comments:

Anonymous said...

If your employer keeps their office in KC. Just know that they hate you.

Anonymous said...

^^^

Not personal, just business.

They're probably making a huge windfall from tax incentives.

Darren said...

The earnings tax accounts for more than 40% of KC's revenue. There is no other option but to secure it quickly.

Many also realize that it's be best way to charge Johnson County for all of the money that they don't spend in KC but save by using our amenities.

Anonymous said...

The city lets me take my 1% down to 18th and Vine and set the pile of money on fire.

We've agreed that it just cuts out the middleman that way.

Anonymous said...

@6:53am
Of course, the "amenities" in KCMO are provided by foundations, individuals, and corporations, NOT by the KCMO city government.
What the local government DOES provide are crappy streets, poor public safety, sky-high sales taxes, and a general lack of the most basic public services.
Your comment encourages area residents who don't live in KCMO to make voluntary donations to the organizations that provide those amenities.
Which is a whole different and certainly commendable recommendation.

Anonymous said...

Didn’t we just vote this in last year? You know, the big push to save kcpd? If they’re good for five years then why are we voting on it every year?

Sounds like it’s all about changing what it’s for more than anything else, last year it went to heroes and this year it goes to developers and next year......

Anonymous said...

7:29 it’s called a tax, you can try and spin it anyway you want but it’s still a tax so....

Anonymous said...

7:32 meant Kansas City fire dept.

Anonymous said...

Pay 1% earnings tax so you can get mugged in KC on your way into work.


If you try to protect yourself the Prosecuting Attorney will file charges against you not the thug.

Mayor Lucas, County Executive Frank White and the black city council hate white people so why support their corruption and racism.

Funny that Frank White lives in a white neighborhood but is always talking about how racist white people are. Really Frank, then why do you want to live amongst us? Maybe because we are civilized ?

Best to work outside of Kansas City and save the 1% and a potential assault.

Anonymous said...


Work in KCMO so you can pay your mechanic $1,000 for new tires, tie rods, ball bearings, and an alignment after pot holed KCMO streets tear up your car.

Anonymous said...

Mayor Lucas and KCMO can suck on my hairy balls with their e-tax.

Sharice Davids

Bandit said...

You go Q Ball! Tax the asses off those losers and suckers! Contact me if you need any other ideas. I have an entire list of new taxes that you should consider. Actually, nevermind. I'll contact your office. I've got some real good ones! 😏

I TOL' YA SO KANSAS SHITTY! Y'all have fun paying for this stupidity now ya hear?
🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

Doc Brown said...

His whole life he lived in the urban area of Kansas City. He even lived in Kansas City and raced his family even though his daughters went to a Catholic School by O'Hara High School.. once he became an executive much like when Cleaver became mayor he moved his family out of the hood at into a safe suburb. Cleaver went off Gregory and Blue Ridge so his children would not have to go to the Kansas City Missouri school district. They're all hypocrites

Anonymous said...

Get ready Kansas City, much like Mir Lightfoot in Chicago she too is running out of money to run her City. She is already talked about increasing property taxes up to 30% also going to make all non-union employees furlough for at least a week then talking about laying off over 300 city workers. She's going to cut city services also. This is what's coming Kansas City much like winter you're not going to be able to stop it

Anonymous said...


Kansas City will pass the E-tax so the best thing to do is, businesses should move over to JOCO or somewhere else in Jackson county outside of the city limit.

Anonymous said...

There are not many cities that charge earnings tax.
St. Louis and KC are 2 of few in the nation.

You would think with the windfall they would prosper.
Quite the opposite and looking for more.

Not one entity has ever taxed themselves ton prosperity.

Lower taxes and they will come. That is why the USA had the lowest unemployment ever with corporate tax cut. More money raised by companies to invest.

As long as Dems are elected and adhere to tax and spend- results are as predictable as Hunter Biden looking in a mirror and seeing a scumbag.

Anonymous said...

6:53, ddog, for darn sure jococomos aren't using the amenities they aren't paying for. The top takers of tax bux are kcps, kcpd, kcfd. Amount going to supposed street repair is a fraction of a fraction of a percent which is accounted for by the gas tax since most of those commuters fill up over here anyway. So no, the etax is just a grift on defenseless Johnson Countyites. But they're mostly libs now, so tax away. They are delighted and happy to pay juice to kc. Makes em feel woke.

Anonymous said...

^^Blah blah blah. Pay up or move!

Anonymous said...

Biden - Harris presidency will slap a massive tax on gasoline driving the price to $5 or more per gallon to fund the "green new deal".

Talk about a regressive tax as $5 a gallon or more will impact the working class workers more than anyone regardless of color.

Anonymous said...

^^ Democrat Party wants to destroy American oil industry.

Remember when OPEC drove gas prices up to $4 a gallon or worse yet, cut off all oil exports that destroyed the U.S. and Europe economies in the 1970's.

Now that the United States is oil independent we are only paying $1.89 or less per gallon.

Makes a big difference in the family budget to pay less than $2 a gallon for gas.

However, the Marxist Democrats want to tax the hell out of gas, end fracking and oil exploration.

This impacts everyone's home utility costs for heating and electricity.

You Heard It Here First! said...

Don't worry fans the new Mayor that replaces the recalled Lucas won't allow the E-Tax to continue.

The new Mayor will put in place a 25% tax on all welfare money handed out in the city by making the freeloaders start putting something into the pot the rob from all the time.

Anonymous said...

I’d like to see this thing fail just to watch Qball and Lazy White go into panic mode. It would be a real weenie shrinker if they didn’t have their slush fund to waste.

Anonymous said...

I’d like to see this thing fail just to watch Qball and Lazy White go into panic mode. It would be a real weenie shrinker if they didn’t have their slush fund to waste.

Anonymous said...

Don't let KC take your money. Remember, the earnings tax only applies to days you work in Kansas City. Live in Overland Park? Have you been off work since March? Guess what? You only owe the tax through 2020 for the days you worked in KC through March. Keep track. By the way, weekends don't count. I have only 19 days of E-Tax payments to make so far in 2020.

Anonymous said...

The E-tax was created to hire more cops decades ago. Now that fat slob Katherine Shields wants to cut 80 million dollars from the cops. We should all vote no. Fuck the defund KCPD movement that the city council is complicit in. The real tax payers should all vote to defund KC. #DefundKC

Bandit said...

PRO TIP: It really grates the libs when you move and no longer fund their stupidity, especially when you laugh that them afterward.

Anonymous said...

Don't shop, dine or work in Kansas City so racists Mayor Lucas and Frank White don't receive your money via tax dollars.

Anonymous said...

^^^That may not be true. If you work from home in OPKS and your employer is in KCMO, the city will contend that your work product is complete only when the employer accepts it, in KCMO, and that therefore you owe the tax.

Ultimately I expect this issue to be resolve in court.

Anonymous said...

In economic terms it's not a tax, it's a penalty imposed for living or working in KCMO. The city is in a pinch after driving out much of the tax base with its leftist liberal policies. The city politicians, all Democrats, still have to provide for their impecunious and improvident voting base but have limited ways to do it. Soaking people who provide value to give to people who provide none is about all they have left.

Anonymous said...

There are not many cities that charge earnings tax. St. Louis and KC are 2 of few in the nation.

Liar.

Birmingham, AL – 1% income tax
District of Columbia – 4% on the first $10,000, 6% between $10,000 and $40,000, and 8.5% over $40,000
Louisville, KY – 2.2% on residents, 1.45% on nonresidents
Baltimore, MD – 3.05%
Detroit, MI – 2.5% for residents, 1.25% for nonresidents
Kansas City and St. Louis, MO – 1%
Ohio – 235 cities and 331 villages in Ohio have an income tax, including the major cities of Columbus, Toledo, Cincinnati, and Cleveland
Pennsylvania – some cities in Pennsylvania have a tax on wages called an Earned Income Tax, including Philadelphia (3.98%) and Pittsburgh (3%)

Anonymous said...


We all need to fight for removal of the etax

Anonymous said...

9:50 are all those cities dimwit run cities?

Anonymous said...

9:50 - That's still not many cities when considering the number of cities in America. Try to do better.

DramavilleKC said...

Bitch please. I DO NOT use any of KCMO's so called "amenities" when I worked Downtown pre-pandemic. I can't wait to get a 9 month refund on my Welfare Tax next year.

DramavilleKC said...

Pay $1000 when that car wrecks due to the tow truck scammers that try to hustle you at the accident scene!

Anonymous said...

^^10:20, Refund, now that's funny.

Anonymous said...

Does the E-tax properly tax the many hundreds of millions of dollars the DST Systems Inc executives made through their stock options awards? Some of the long-term executives actually over the period 1979 to 2005 made over ONE BILLION DOLLARS on awarded stock options given to them by DST's compensation board. Did these executives pay 1% of that to the city? I think not!

Anonymous said...

9:59 the only dimwit politicians I know are Republicans. You know, the party that rejects science.

Anonymous said...

10:06:

Local income taxes are imposed by 4,964 taxing jurisdictions across 17 states.

Source.

Do you need a fucking list or something?

Anonymous said...

^^^^^

I should clarify - that means some INDIVIDUALS (not the total group of executives) received over a billion in value when they cashed out, sold, or even just held the stock.

yes there are people who are billionaires in KCMO from working as DST Systems Inc.

Anonymous said...

CNN's Jeffrey Toobin just masturbated on Hunter Biden's laptop during a Zoom meeting.

Can't believe TKC missed the Jeffrey Toobin story.

Trump haters - CNN's Don Lemon, Anderson Cooper and apparently Jeffrey Toobin are apparently all perverts.

ABC Anchor Muir who is also a Trump hater just came out of the closet.

The Marxist Democrats are all a bunch of angry homosexuals.

Just look at Boomer Hater / Weird Guy / Chud Guy. He is 60 years old but likes to pretend he is a Millennial. Another sick Democrat.

Anonymous said...

9:50 - Each of your cities listed is a Marxist Democrat controlled municipality.

Thanks for proving the point that the Democrat Party taxes its citizens to poverty.

Bandit said...

“Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”

That's Kansas Shitty for ya! 😏

Anonymous said...

Minorities and women hardest hit.

Anonymous said...

10:37 - You're not noting city earnings taxes. You're using other kinds of city taxes in calculations. Research better next time.

Bandit said...

This a a noted libtard source for cities that have actual EARNINGS taxes.

https://www.stlouis-mo.gov/government/departments/comptroller/initiatives/us-cities-that-levy-earnings-taxes.cfm

*mic drop* 😏🙄🍿

Anonymous said...

10:37 is including about a thousand school districts, which skews the results. Still a low percentage of all jurisdictions in America.

Anonymous said...

10:37 just got knocked the fuck out! Stay down dummy!

Unknown said...

Get rid of the earnings tax. City Hall will waste it. Might as well burn the money, then at least we'll get some warmth from it.

Anonymous said...

and yet it's NEVER going away and there's nothing you pants-shitting goons can do about it, except cry about it. You goons do that anyway so...

Bandit said...

I'd actually like to see them not only pass the e tax but raise it too. It will be a great demonstration of what happens when you raise taxes in a self infected downturn. Doesn't matter to me. It's no longer coming out of my pocket and never will again.

Tax the hell out of the losers and suckers in Kansas Shitty. Doesn't bother me in the least little bit. I'm really enjoying the show now that it's not longer my shithole or problem. Go Q Ball!

Anonymous said...

Knock off the free shit. Vote no on e tax.. vote no for useless combat tax.

Anonymous said...

10:39, if it isn't "earnings" as defined, it is not subject to the earnings tax. Earnings are compensation paid for personal services. In the case of stock options, the value at the time the option is awarded probably is subject to the earnings tax. The increase (assuming there is one) in value at time of exercise would not be subject to the earnings tax, because it was not given in exchange for services. Of course if the stock is not sold or sold at a loss, there would be no tax of any kind.

Admit it, you are green with envy.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of Rushes, Limbaugh says he's terminal. My question is whether or not the state lowers the flag to half staff. After all, he is in the Missouri hall of fame.

Anonymous said...

11.52 It is our problem, Pelosi and company are planning now for January. Massive stimulus bailout for democrat run cities and states. They won't be forced to correct bad management just "game on" at the rest of our expense.

Bandit said...

I'm voting against those assholes 12:40. Just looking for the total destruction of Kansas Shitty. I'm all for all of the stupid shit they do there now that I'm out of it. I'd love to see a 50% tax rate across the board in Kansas Shitty. They will have to go there or further to fix the clusterfuck that Q Ball is taking to it's finality.

Kansas Shitty is so fucked up that total destruction and starting over is the only solution. Glad I moved out of that hell hole.

Anonymous said...

^^So are we!

Anonymous said...

I got stock options and awards in the late 1990's and never had to pay etax on them. I think they are not considered earnings. Thats why they are given out. Tax avoidance.

Bandit said...

My finances are set up so that the government can get its hands on as little of it as possible. Kansas Shitty can't get jack shit anymore. Fuck em. They didn't build that, to paraphrase a certain big-eared shit stain on history. 😏

Anonymous said...

So the entire bag of dimes is safely hidden, eh Bandit? Good for you!

Anonymous said...

Who was that, bandit? Your mother?

Anonymous said...

Is it under the trailer, or up in the drop ceiling?

Bandit said...

Joke away. The details are and will remain your damned business. Continue the show.
😏🙄🍿

Anonymous said...

^^You just said the details will remain our damned business shit-stain, so confirm if the bag of nickels is under the mattress in the rentred trailer in Buckner!

Anonymous said...

Oh Bandit, bless your little old retarded heart. You try Sooooo hard to be funny or snarky, but you ALWAYS fall flat on your face. You get your head kicked in so much on here, it's ALMOST not funny anymore! LOL!

Bandit said...

😏🙄🍿

Anonymous said...

This mayor and city council like others before them have shown they are incapable of understanding a budget, therefore I am unlikely to vote for any proposal that gives them more tax dollars to waste!

Anonymous said...

why do they even bother to "vote". They are voting on a tax on people who can not vote for them or against them. Just issue royal decree and be done with it. Why pretend they city is not stealing.
Taxation without representation.

Bandit said...

When you no longer represent me I no longer support you through legalized theft (aka taxes). Eat a bag of shit Kansas Shitty and have a nice life in the hell that you created! 😏

Anybody know when the next riots start? I want to DVR them.

Anonymous said...

^^Gotta get a DVR , then get your electricity turned back on first.

Anonymous said...

3:29 I dare say Bandit could buy and sell you a hundred times over, I’m sure he has electricity and a DVR! You on the other hand are suspect!

Anonymous said...

The poor financial condition of Kansas City is the legacy of Schulte, and the many political deals he made to become and stay City Manager.

Bandit said...

The poor financial condition of Kansas Shitty is the direct result of decades of libtard greed, graft, corruption and mismanagement. OWN THAT SHIT!

I'll crack a beer, kick back and relax with your greedy, greasy hands out of my pocket, watch the train wreck and sleep very well at night. How 'bout you Q Ball and Shitty Council? 😏🙄🍿

"Q Ball and Shitty Council" said...

We will be sleeping very comfortably tonight after a steak dinner and some champagne (quite unlike your grilled cheese and Milwaukee's Best) knowing rubes like you have left.

Bandit said...

*snickers knowing he's over the target; picking on libtards is bullying*

Anonymous said...

For the record:
There are a dizzying amount of City Earnings tax but what makes KC’s so unique is that you merely have to live in KC to be taxed.
Live or work in KC and you are taxes regardless of income.

Court battles will re raged at some point where KC tries to collect on those who home based elsewhere during the virus that used to work in the city.

If the city loses.. and it should... look for class-action lawsuits getting back pay for years on end.

This will force the city to (you guessed it) raise taxes yet again... water bills, trash bills, taxes on eateries reaching 20%. Imagine Mayor 10-10-10 totally bankrupt and then thinking gentrification is ok.

Vote Republicans in and let’s make KC proud and have leaders that don’t just kowtow to protesters.

Bandit said...

This is going to get ugly. Real ugly. Brace for impact Kansas Shitty!
😏🍿

chuck said...

4:54 +1

Anonymous said...

I agree 4:54

Bandit said...

I TOL' YA SO KANSAS SHITTY! Get the fk out while you still can. It's going to get very bad very fast.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations. Your shtick is worn out.

Bandit said...

Kansas Shitty's bullshit is worn out and on display for all to see. Quite glorious isn't it?
😏🙄🍿

NicK said...

should only apply to people who work in KC but dont live here. screw the suburbs and Kansas