An important opportunity has passed over Kansas City as the pandemic has sparked an "exodus" from bigger, better cities into smaller and more affordable towns.
To wit . . .
KANSAS CITY'S E-TAX & RAPIDLY RISING COST OF LIVING THWART POTENTIAL PANDEMIC POPULATION GAINS!!!
Here's the word and big picture perspective from one of our most KICK-ASS readers . . .
"The people who imagined Kansas City as an 'international' destination and worked to raise local taxes over the past 10 years have committed another disservice to this community . . . Look around the nation and people are moving out of big cities and fleeing to places with lower taxes and local governments that are friendly to businesses - Sadly, that doesn't include KCMO.
"In order to justify the downtown building spree and so many vanity projects, 12th & Oak raised sales taxes drastically in order to mimic big cities . . . And we still haven't found a viable alternative to the increasingly unpopular E-Tax.
"High taxes and high crime are exactly what people on the move DON'T WANT. KC gave up our biggest advantage: A low cost of living. Missing out on so many people on the move is just one of many ways that this town's regressive taxes are going to hamper economic growth for years."
Check the links . . .
The Hill: Is this the end of cities in America?
Wall Street Journal: Will Coronavirus Be the Death of Cities? Not So Fast
You decide . . .