Tuesday, March 09, 2021

TKC FACT CHECK: E-TAX MAILER DELIVERS THREATS TO KANSAS CITY VOTERS!!!

The latest rhetoric in support of the E-Tax warns locals that Kansas City would suffer dramatic infrastructure cuts without the revenue source the comprises nearly half of the city hall budget. That might be correct but ignores longstanding complaints about the current quality of these services from most residents.

Proponents of the effort also warn of impending tax increases without the e-tax. Post-COVID 

Punchline . . .  

KANSAS CITY RESIDENTS CONFRONT TAX INCREASES ACROSS THE BOARD DESPITE THE OUTCOME OF ANY ELECTION!!!

However, to be fair, the tax spike threat is a tried & true tactic that typically works on the compliant local voters who have consistently endorsed the earnings tax.

Still . . .

Kansas City E-Tax advocates hope that early mail-in and absentee voting will provide an easy path to victory. 

Check their latest throwaway mailer that offers a litany of subtle threats . . .

Interestingly, a line from this argument should resonate across the metro. . .

"Historically, about half the e-tax is paid by people who live outside KC. Voting "yes" will not raise taxes — only renew the current 1% tax rate. Seniors and people on fixed incomes don't pay the e-tax."

Here's another fact check and perspective we share with readers . . . 

- The pandemic crackdown has sparked change in e-tax demographics. Challenges from work-at-home suburbanites and more companies fleeing away from this town will put the tax burden back on KCMO over time. 

- Many seniors hold investments with capital gains which provide income . . . TKC isn't your accountant, but that might indeed be taxable for many middle-class residents. 

- As always, Kansas City politicos ignore the rising threat of inflation. Normally, that's easy to overlook but INFLATION IS NOW A MAJOR CONCERN OF ECONOMISTS ACROSS THE NATION despite recent assurances that endorse upcoming free money. 

As always, TKC rarely makes election endorsements and it's up to readers and voters to decide for themselves now or before the April 6th election.

Developing . . . 

27 comments:

Anonymous said...

I understand the concerns but this thing passed by more than 50% last time.

One of Sly's biggest wins.

Sorry.

Anonymous said...

^^^

but Sly was a better campaigner than Quinton. Weird.

Bandit said...

Inflation is always a concern when Demonrat woketards run things. Like it or not Kansas City your taxes will be going up whether this passes or not so start saving your pennies!

Anonymous said...

This "mailer" must be designed by and for people who never leave their homes.
Anybody who has to try to get around the streets in KCMO, pays any attention to the horrific lack of public safety, or hopes for any of the most basic of city services knows that what's "provided" by KCMO government is pitiful at best.
Whatever good comes to KCMO neighborhoods, the residents themselves have been responsible for.
What a sad excuse for a city KCMO is and what passes for "leadership" is even a bigger joke.

Bandit said...

Whoever put that mailer together had zero layout skills.

Anonymous said...

Oh good you're back Bandit? You get any smarter while you were away?*









* no

Anonymous said...

It is an example of how politicians and bureaucrats manipulate the public. They may do one thing that helps us, and 99 things that don't. So they threaten to stop doing that one helpful thing if funds are cut, and leave the 99 bad things alone. Thugs, is what they are.

Anonymous said...

So mayor q still avoids black on black murders.

Anonymous said...

^^^ true dat... he has no plan to make african americans safer, but he does have a plan to run for higher office so he can fuck shit up that is waaaay more important than the lives of black men, women and children.

Go for the murder record Lucas! no one is looking...

Anonymous said...

I am a senior and I certainly pay the E tax.

Anonymous said...

Meanwhile he’s trying to hide the fact that the feds are giving killa shitty 195 million dollars which is nearly three times what they claim they lost during the plandemic shutdowns.

So tell me why the 1% is so damn vital to kc’s survival?

Anonymous said...

VOTE NO TO THE EARNINGS TAX AND ANY OTHER TAX INCREASES.

YOUR TAX MONEY GOES STRICTLY TO GOVERNMENT BUREAUCRATS, THEIR FAT PENSIONS, AND THEIR CONSULTING FRIENDS !!

Bandit said...

The 1% E-tax is vital because it is part of the slush fund that the mayor and council dip into for fun and personal profit.

Anonymous said...

Vote Yes on the Earnings Tax renewal, so we can keep spending tax money on entertainment districts, convention centers, convention hotels, parking garages for luxury condos and apartments, toy trains, stadiums and subsidize underperforming TIF's.

Anonymous said...

Mayor McDrinkerson's slush fund needs your help! Failure is expensive and our Selfie Mayor can't do anything else.

Anonymous said...

Seniors don't pay! That's going to come as a surprise to most seniors who've been paying all these years.
And if it's so damned important why are decades long exemptions part of TIF projects?

Anonymous said...

Because White people are dumb. That's why is passed...White people voted for it. Thanks, White People. Get your shit together.

Anonymous said...

Why would I vote for that when they "City" couldn't even pick up the trash a few weeks ago?

Anonymous said...

This must pass in order to insure that the unused trolley continues to operate.

Bandit said...

Don't forget about that empty, partially constructed, new airport that's going to remain empty when it is completed and taxpayers pick up the bill for it.

Anonymous said...

^You don’t live here. Go away.

Bandit said...

And then there is that high traffic 18th & Vine. A goldmine for Kansas City!

Anonymous said...

Is your name and avatar a reference to Smokey and the Bandit? Isn't that guy dead?

Anonymous said...

Seventy-three percent (73%) of the E-tax goes to KCFD AND KCPD, mostly FD. They just got a new sales tax and are not spending it as promised. The only way to stop the overtime abuses, people buying things on Amazon through the Fire Department (lots of things) for personal use, palatial stations that run millions over budget, and other abuses is to starve the recipients of the tax. They might think early voters and absentees will help, but four early voters this week voted NO!

Anonymous said...

JUST VOTE NO !

Hidin' Biden said...

This shitty has to be taught they cannot endlessly spend money they don't have!

If services suffer, neighborhoods can get together and hire local contractors.

This shitty cares less about neighborhoods, so fuck the Etax.

Anonymous said...

The best way to not pay the earnings tax is to move out of KCMO and to not work for any business located within KCMO.