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Monday, September 13, 2010

Blue Springs Pollys Eye Sales Tax Increase

Never in my 58 years spent mostly in this Metro have I seen such economic upheaval or so many tax increases.

The latest noise of a tax increase comes from Blue Springs MO- which recently gave wealthy developers an "ambitious" TIF (taxpayer welfare for developers).

BS pollys (Blue Springs- what were YOU thinking?) are "studying" a way to run a "public safety" sales tax increase by their citys' voters- says the INDEPENDENCE- BLUE SPRINGS- GRAIN VALLEY (Sibley?) EXAMINER.

Among things that sales tax would pay for- is the Federal mandate (but NOT Federally-funded) to change police radio frequencies and equipment (even tho the Feds made billions selling those radio frequencies to private interests and leaving state and local governments the entire cost to switch).

I'm actually considering a new blog JUST to keep track of Metro rises in taxes and fees....

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