What area board wastes the most taxpayer dollars?

Created by Tightwad on Sep 19, 2012

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City of Independence

ICC

Montgomery County

USD 446

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Since: Oct 10

Independence, Kansas

#1 Sep 19, 2012
USD446 is first, with the City coming in at a very close second.
Opinion

Parsons, KS

#2 Sep 19, 2012
The city spends money like a bunch of fools. They don't seem to realize or care WE are the ones having to pay for all their foolishness.
all about the money

Independence, KS

#3 Sep 20, 2012
Not surprised ICC did so well in the poll. My sister in law works there, and she says that in the old days the president would ask for more money and the board would usually give it. She says that the president there now doesn't ask for more money - he cuts waste!
Yeah ICC

Independence, KS

#4 Sep 20, 2012
Good for the new president. We need more like him running our public offices.
Boards

Wichita, KS

#5 Sep 21, 2012
Lets get some more trucks and cars so they can look cool while they drive around doing nothing to earn their wages. City is selling a lot of stuff in their new church property. Micky bought them all new furniture, chairs and desks. Must be nice. And all the employees want the prick fired.
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Independence, KS

#6 Sep 24, 2012
all about the money wrote:
Not surprised ICC did so well in the poll. My sister in law works there, and she says that in the old days the president would ask for more money and the board would usually give it. She says that the president there now doesn't ask for more money - he cuts waste!
The difference between Icc and the city is Micky Webb cuts something out because he says it's wasting money, and then he turns around and spends the money he's saved on something wasteful. I honestly think he looks at the money we send in taxes as his own bank account and doesn't give a crap about really saving us money.The commission acts the same way.
Duh

Independence, KS

#7 Sep 26, 2012
ICC is behind the other "wasters" thanks to SOME of the people on its board who have the guts to say no to stupid spending. The rest of them need to go since they haven't gotten the memo about people being tired of their stupid spending.
BBQboy

Independence, KS

#8 Sep 27, 2012
Got to tell you, met the ICC president today and first thing I did was to thank him for not raising the tax levy. He says, "My job isn't to find more ways to spend money, it's to give the taxpayers back more than what they paid." I about choked on my chewing gum. I told him that I would put what he said on topix, and he just said, "free speech is always good." Two reasons to like this man.
Taxpayer

Independence, KS

#9 Sep 27, 2012
Any place that has extra money that could be used to help taxpayers, but decides to spend it on a bunch of waste (stadium)gets my vote. USD446 needs a big wakeup call because even though a huge number of the kids in its schools are on free or reduced lunches they evidently haven't gotten the message this isn't Johnson County. Shame on them all.
honorable grasshopper

Wichita, KS

#10 Sep 27, 2012
Thanks God for all the boards. They save all the malcontents from wasting their time trying to find something else to bitch about.
Duh

Independence, KS

#12 Sep 27, 2012
honorable grasshopper wrote:
Thanks God for all the boards. They save all the malcontents from wasting their time trying to find something else to bitch about.
The "malcontents" don't have to waste their time trying to find something else to bitch about; the boards hand it right to them on silver platters (which they bought with taxpayers' money).
Duh Huh

Wichita, KS

#13 Sep 28, 2012
Duh wrote:
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The "malcontents" don't have to waste their time trying to find something else to bitch about; the boards hand it right to them on silver platters (which they bought with taxpayers' money).
You essentially regurgitated the post you were commenting on. Congratulations.
Question

Independence, KS

#14 Sep 29, 2012
Notice there's no digital sign outside the districts shop on Penn. Anyone know when it will be bought and put up?
Trashola

Independence, KS

#15 Sep 30, 2012
I moved here five years ago, and I'm still trying to understand why we have twice a week garbage pickup in the city, why there is no recycling, and why the city uses its own workers instead of supporting private local trash-hauling businesses.
woo

Independence, KS

#16 Sep 30, 2012
Four County! HUGE money waste! VEHICLES they own near 100, or more! not unsual that Clients are moved around with new furnishings for each move, and more paperwork required along with more demand of money! If only the good could be realized seen vs. the $$$waste. It's time to freeze & roll-back these types of budgets, if not cut them!
Trashola

Independence, KS

#17 Sep 30, 2012
I think (not sure) that Four County is a private organization that receives a small portion of its budget from the county, so that the county doesn't have to maintain it's own mental health facilities.
elmer gantry

Independence, KS

#18 Oct 1, 2012
trashola, you thought wrong again. 4 county gets its m oney from grants, kansas department of transportation, and medicare, and medicaid. do some investigation. it is a great white buffalo standing in a field (out east) and it needs to be reformed. slashed, cut back, you name it. they dont get a free ride.

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#19 Oct 1, 2012
Trashola wrote:
I think (not sure) that Four County is a private organization that receives a small portion of its budget from the county, so that the county doesn't have to maintain it's own mental health facilities.
cant remember the KS statute but its madated by LAW to fund them. good thing about laws, they can be amended and or voided if the people speak. this is an election year. let your candidates hear from you
Four County waste

Independence, KS

#20 Oct 1, 2012
I agree that it's a huge waste of money. The summer Quest program takes care of kids with behavioral/an or psychiatric problems and there were about 200 in this summer's program. They basically babysit them and I'm guessing a lot of the kids are that way due to drug use by their pregnant Moms. It's sad, but they'll be a huge drain on taxpayer money the rest of their lives. Oh and did you read about the Mom of 15 kids by 3 different daddies in Florida, who demanded that the taxpayers should help feed, clothe and house her children. This is what our society has come to.
Huh

Independence, KS

#21 Oct 8, 2012
Schmidt once said they would use the tax credits to pay down the debt. This would save us all some money which would help us. Then he said they would use the tax credits to build the Taj Mahal stadium.
Then they said they needed to raise our property taxes because they were not getting enough from the sales tax. Is it just me or does this sound like a scam? What a racket.

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