Kansas Sales Tax Hike Has Some Shoppers Looking Across State Line Road

Full story: Fox4KC

Rick Miller has a fair share of convenience stores right down the street from his Leawood, Kansas, home.
Comments
1 - 6 of 6 Comments Last updated Oct 4, 2010
Check your bill at Mayas

Kansas City, MO

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#1
Sep 30, 2010
 

Judged:

1

1

1

Rick - Have you noticed that the sales tax on your chips and margaritas at Maya's on State Line in KCMO is 10%?
Yep - it's been 10% at all restaurants in KCMO for YEARS to pay for renovation to Bartle Hall. I'd say that reno is paid for.
At least Leawood properly manages their money, and you receive city services in exchange. Value for the dollar.
I never feel quite so warm and fuzzy giving my money to The Funk.
y
CREATURE FEATURE

Kansas City, MO

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#2
Sep 30, 2010
 

Judged:

1

Those in the state should try spending the Tax payers money more responsible, instead of ir-responsible, like the rest of us have to do in these times, these politicians are clueless !!!
tedd

Kansas City, MO

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#3
Oct 1, 2010
 
From the article:

"While sales tax revenue isn't as high as hoped for, it is helping the state meet or exceeded its revenue targets. The figures released on Thursday indicate collection of all taxes since July 1 were $38 million more than expected."

Because a higher sales tax could cause an decrease in sales tax collections, due to smaller purchases of goods and services in Kansas, the above paragraph can't be substantiated, at least not without additional information. In other words, it is possible that a lower sales tax would have generated higher sales tax revenue, due to less shopping across the state lines, and less internet shopping.

On a positive note, I did enjoy reading Mr. Miller's comments, and I agree that the state should tighten its belt, instead of expecting its residents to carry the state's excessive bureaucracy. Kansas spends a lot of money doing far more than protecting its residents' life, liberty, and property.
Reluctant Patriot

Kansas City, KS

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#4
Oct 1, 2010
 

Judged:

2

1

1

The article states the Kansas sales tax is in effect until July 2013. Kansas also has said that revenues collected from the Kansas Lottery and from the casinos would be earmarked for education. We saw how THAT unfolded. It turned into a slush fund for other things, while the state is screaming for more money for education. "July of 2013", huh? Believing that is like believing in the Easter bunny. By 2013, some OTHER "need" will arise, and the taxes will either remain as they are, or increase once(?) again. I've never seen them decrease.

We were also told that our real estate taxes would decrease due to the Legends/Village West complex in Wyandotte County. THAT didn't happen either. I feel it's my responsibility as a taxpayer to reign some of that in by shopping in Missouri as well. In addition, Governor Parkinson, et al, have decided to purge smokers from public bars, etc.,
so they get no sales tax revenue at all from me from bar, restaurant, entertainment venues, etc. I discovered I don't need them, and the local and state coffers will just have to manage without me.

Mr. Miller is correct - raising taxes during a recession is ludicrous. It discourages spending, and during a recession, spending should be encouraged. I'm afraid they'll never get it. Maybe THAT'S why they're always in the red. Same goes for the Feds.
Reluctant Patriot

Kansas City, KS

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#5
Oct 3, 2010
 
It's a shame that the State of Kansas officials don't read these posts. If they weren't so isolated from public opinion, they wouldn't be surprised that sales tax revenues "weren't what they thought they'd be".

Are they that ignorant in thinking that all they have to do is levy another tax increase, and taxpayer's would simply "fall in line" and gladly open their wallets while simultaneously 'cutting back' themselves in order to give them their due without some kind of resistance?

Foolish of them if they are. The fastest parting of ways is a fool and his money.
tedd

Kansas City, MO

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#6
Oct 4, 2010
 
You mean a fool and other people's tax money!

Tell me when this thread is updated: (Registration is not required)

Add to my Tracker Send me an email

Type in your comments below
Name
(appears on your post)
Comments
Characters left: 4000
Type the numbers you see in the image on the right:

Please note by clicking on "Post Comment" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

•••
•••
•••
•••

Leawood Jobs

•••
Enter and win $5000
•••
•••

Leawood People Search

Addresses and phone numbers for FREE

•••

Leawood News, Events & Info

Click for news, events and info in Leawood
•••

Personal Finance

Mortgages [ See current mortgage rates ]
•••