He is so old that back when HE was young- retail stores came to your town using their OWN money to build new stores and do business.
Raytown- in addition to a new Walmart and HyVee grocery store- will also get a Sutherland's Lumber and Aldi grocery store.
In a 2009 post- CSW told you how Raytown politicians "gave away the farm" to keep a Chinese-product retailer and MegaCorporation Walmart in their city.
Raytown's ruling elite also slapped a 9.1% sales tax on Walmart shoppers at the new store.
That higher sales tax is also being applied to recession (depression)-battered taxpayers on the new Sutherland and Aldi locations- according to Raytown resident and politico Greg Walter's blog RAYTOWN REPORT.
The ST. JOSEPH (MO) NEWS-PRESS reports how taxpayers in that northwestern Missouri city are subsidizing a sporting goods store- both with a TIF ("Chapter 353 tax abatement") AND a higher sales tax.
Most residents I'm sure- particularly those who do not vote- will likely shrug-off ("meh") the higher sales taxes and subsidies to the corporations- as well as higher fuel- consumer good (food) and utility prices....