Wondering

Saint Louis, MO

#1 Mar 9, 2014
Why is the government forcing another program into our schools? With the cost to update curriculum, computer programs and update teachers at conferences, I am curious if it would not be less expensive to decrease class sizes, hire more teachers and have teachers aides.
DSH

Saint Louis, MO

#2 Mar 11, 2014
At the same time, cutting education funding and voting against increased tax rates to help our schools become better.
ArnoldNN

Paris, France

#3 Mar 11, 2014
DSH wrote:
At the same time, cutting education funding and voting against increased tax rates to help our schools become better.
Sounds like you should be letting the mayor and his cronies know how upset you are with them giving Inbev that 14 million dollar tax credit that now our schools won't see. Do you really think the rest of us should increase our taxes to cover for his giveaway?
DSH

Saint Louis, MO

#4 Mar 12, 2014
ArnoldNN wrote:
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Sounds like you should be letting the mayor and his cronies know how upset you are with them giving Inbev that 14 million dollar tax credit that now our schools won't see. Do you really think the rest of us should increase our taxes to cover for his giveaway?
Either way, the school district wouldn't see the taxes, because without the tax break, InBev was going to shutter that factory. People would've lost jobs, and Arnold would have another vacant building sitting.

Instead, we added jobs, the facility was upgraded and expanded, and it keeps a long time company in Arnold, instead of them relocating.
guest

Arnold, MO

#5 Mar 12, 2014
DSH wrote:
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Either way, the school district wouldn't see the taxes, because without the tax break, InBev was going to shutter that factory. People would've lost jobs, and Arnold would have another vacant building sitting.
Instead, we added jobs, the facility was upgraded and expanded, and it keeps a long time company in Arnold, instead of them relocating.
Not necessarily true.Do some research. Had the city done any research at all, they would have known InBev had already closed or sold all of the can plants it was going to close and would not have given up the central location.
DSH

Saint Louis, MO

#7 Mar 13, 2014
And what would keep them from moving to a city that WOULD give them a tax break? Which is what they were going to do if Arnold didn't offer them incentives to stay.
DSH

Saint Louis, MO

#9 Mar 13, 2014
You know, some day people will realize that the world doesn't revolve around them, that they can't get everything that they want, and sometimes in order to make an omelette, you gotta break a few eggs. If Arnold would've denied them the tax subsidies, and they moved the plant somewhere else in the Midwest that would serve their purposes, then you would be complaining that the City didn't do enough to save jobs, and then you would complain about the run down building sitting vacant in the industrial park. It's a never-ending circle with y'all. You're just looking for something to complain about.
guest

Arnold, MO

#10 Mar 13, 2014
Do you mean some people like those crooks at city hall that use taxpayer money as their own personal bankroll to enrich their friends, family and business associates?
me and you

Grover, MO

#11 Mar 13, 2014
guest wrote:
Do you mean some people like those crooks at city hall that use taxpayer money as their own personal bankroll to enrich their friends, family and business associates?
YES.
LES

Ballwin, MO

#14 Mar 13, 2014
DSH wrote:
At the same time, cutting education funding and voting against increased tax rates to help our schools become better.
"If Arnold would've denied them the tax subsidies, and they moved the plant somewhere else in the Midwest that would serve their purposes, then you would be complaining that the City didn't do enough to save jobs, and then you would complain about the run down building sitting vacant in the industrial park. It's a never-ending circle with y'all. You're just looking for something to complain about."

DSH, I don't think these are easy issues to solve and value your and other posters opinions and ideas.

From above, I take it you are critical of not raising tax rates for school funding and favor tax subsidies for businesses that create jobs. Who's tax rates do you feel should be raised?

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