Pretty Sad

Independence, MO

#1 Feb 27, 2013
Higher taxes, no new business growth, population declining, the same people in town thinking they own a plantation and have a million $ in the bank. I don't see anything positive happening to Lexington. Beware, most small towns short on revenue rely on the PD to help bump up the short fall.
Rsc

Kansas City, MO

#2 Feb 28, 2013
Pretty Sad don't worry Richmond is dying also, no new business to keep people working. We have lots of houses on the market over here and the taxes go higher and nothing to show for them. We have the so called millionare's her to.
lumpy mcstoolsitter

Lenexa, KS

#3 Feb 28, 2013
welcome to everywhere small town USA...it's better some places but not many
sam

Higginsville, MO

#4 Mar 2, 2013
it has been dying slow death for a while now....the only thing keeping it alive is county seat.....hopefully Higginsville will get that as well along with the hospital after all red tapes are cleared..nothing much in town other then tweakers, tree timmers and bloated but ineffective school system which does not give any good students out of its system....
we are anonymous

Independence, MO

#5 Mar 2, 2013
The middle class is being destroyed and people without income can't support four levels of government. City, county, state and federal have to downsize.

http://www.activistpost.com/2013/01/60-facts-...
Dumb Leroy

Higginsville, MO

#6 Mar 2, 2013
we are anonymous wrote:
The middle class is being destroyed and people without income can't support four levels of government. City, county, state and federal have to downsize.
http://www.activistpost.com/2013/01/60-facts-...
waaaaaaaaaa
sam

Higginsville, MO

#7 Mar 3, 2013
lot of people are moving out of this small towns into suburbs of bigger cities...with gas prices as high, people cannot afford to got o work for those who have work. lot of lazy asses are looking to work for 8-10 dollars or more per hour or sit on their bum and collect government welfare. i cannot beleive so many people who havent worked for so long (3-5 yrs) and are still alive, eating but new phones, clothings, alcohol, cigarettes and people who are working are absoluetly struggling. somethings is got to give and change in this system. it is a freaking mess.
Relevance

Lexington, MO

#8 Mar 4, 2013
Over time the whole capitalist system polarizes - it's inevitable; not precisely as Marx spelled out, but close. In any case, nothing the government does can change that, so while they're a convenient (and often accurate) punching bag, it's a gross oversimplification.

We love to lay blame and point to someone being 'lazy' or 'bums'. Again, while it's just so nice and tidy to point 1 finger at 1 group of people that too is badly oversimplified. Yep, there are douche bags out there who can work who won't - and there'll always be.

But our major economic problems are systemic. I think the major factors that put us on this runaway train downhill are: 1) Globalization that's flooded our market with cheap goods made elsewhere, siphoning off revenue. 2) The sheer idiocy of having a Healthcare for Profit system that virtually NO ONE can afford -and- 3) A national character that glorifies consumption & amassing wealth over family, intelligence, compassion, education, sense-of-community, etc. It's almost as if we've become an idiocracy of arrogant, screen-bound consumers who haven't the intelligence to know nor the humility to admit the overwhelming complexity of our economic mess. Any people, who've walked in our shoes as a nation, would end up here - it's a human condition, not exclusively American.

But... it doesn't matter, we're all on this train together. But since I'm on a roll on this troll-infested forum standing on a soapbox I would ask two things of those in/near this, my community: Don't give into the inane and inflammatory crap adherents of both the Republican and Democratic camps are putting out - they'll incite your anger in a heartbeat to serve their agendas -and- Resist the urge to point fingers at one another; that's exactly what they want you to do, then you're not looking at who's sucking us dry.

Cheers
Dumb Leroy

Higginsville, MO

#9 Mar 4, 2013
Relevance wrote:
Over time the whole capitalist system polarizes - it's inevitable; not precisely as Marx spelled out, but close. In any case, nothing the government does can change that, so while they're a convenient (and often accurate) punching bag, it's a gross oversimplification.
We love to lay blame and point to someone being 'lazy' or 'bums'. Again, while it's just so nice and tidy to point 1 finger at 1 group of people that too is badly oversimplified. Yep, there are douche bags out there who can work who won't - and there'll always be.
But our major economic problems are systemic. I think the major factors that put us on this runaway train downhill are: 1) Globalization that's flooded our market with cheap goods made elsewhere, siphoning off revenue. 2) The sheer idiocy of having a Healthcare for Profit system that virtually NO ONE can afford -and- 3) A national character that glorifies consumption & amassing wealth over family, intelligence, compassion, education, sense-of-community, etc. It's almost as if we've become an idiocracy of arrogant, screen-bound consumers who haven't the intelligence to know nor the humility to admit the overwhelming complexity of our economic mess. Any people, who've walked in our shoes as a nation, would end up here - it's a human condition, not exclusively American.
But... it doesn't matter, we're all on this train together. But since I'm on a roll on this troll-infested forum standing on a soapbox I would ask two things of those in/near this, my community: Don't give into the inane and inflammatory crap adherents of both the Republican and Democratic camps are putting?- they'll incite your anger in a heartbeat to serve their agendas -and- Resist the urge to point fingers at one another; that's exactly what they want you to do, then you're not looking at who's sucking us dry.
Cheers
your daughter sucked me dry. Heeeeeee
sam

Higginsville, MO

#10 Mar 6, 2013
dont see much of dems and repubs in this town that's killing it....it is the stupid people running the town who are killing it. hearing the new city inspector is pulling the final dagger to businesses in town. hearing few businesses may give up their business - because economy sucks and this women is not making things easier by adding more and more shit and costing money and giving headaches.
Dumb Leroy

Higginsville, MO

#11 Mar 6, 2013
sam wrote:
dont see much of dems and repubs in this town that's killing it....it is the stupid people running the town who are killing it. hearing the new city inspector is pulling the final dagger to businesses in town. hearing few businesses may give up their business - because economy sucks and this women is not making things easier by adding more and more shit and costing money and giving headaches.
Why dont you slap the sausage to the old cow and get her straightened out. Give her one up the poopshoot and make her holler
Lexington

Lexington, MO

#12 Mar 10, 2013
Lex sux

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