So naturally- The STAR's editorial board of wealthy resident shills approves a proposed 1/8-cent sales tax increase JUST to benefit Kansas City MO's zoo.
Not only that- The STAR also encourages the residents of Cass- Clay and Platte counties to sign petitions to bring the sales tax increase to a November vote.
Do not get me wrong- I love the K.C. Zoo.
But I also love smooth streets- a constant water supply as well as adequate EMS- fire and police services.
Three-eighths cents increase here- a quarter-cent there- special sales tax districts with their hidden higher sale taxes everywhere and soon we're paying 10% or more LOCAL sales taxes.
That's not even taking state and Federal sales taxes into account.
This is a HORRIBLE time to continue to ask citizens for MORE taxes on top of what's already been imposed including higher costs and fees.
CSW supports the Kansas City Zoo- but DOES NOT support an added sales tax for the zoo at this economically-shaky time.