Big Developer's Get Property Tax Subsidiies while Johnson County Homeowners pay For it

by Staff

Is America great or what? Look how well county government works for their corporate development friends through Industrial Revenue Bonds and Tax Increment Finance Districts paid for by the state's homeowners. ‌ ‌

Maybe you've asked or even thought about how Biden inflation will effect your neighborhood? Well how about yet another $1 million dollar giveaway scheme to be voted on by the Johnson County Commission this Thursday, May 26th, 9:30 a.m.  While gasoline, milk and food are experiencing double digit inflation, the Johnson County commissioners are subsidiing their development buddies using your tax dollars. After all, somebody has to finance their re-election so it might as well be you whether you want to or not. Paying more by providing a Tax Incremental Finance (TIF) district for the benefit of area developers is a way to help re-election!! 

There are plenty of ways to disguise project cost by dividing the burden between Tifs and Bonds to swing it, so the homeowner doesn't realize what it will really cost but remember you'll be paying for it over your lifetime.  Isn't that a small price to pay for projects like another Apartment Complex, or light rail down Metcalf or some other boondoggle ventures? Remember that's how we got traffic cameras in Overland Park that monitors your every nove.

The national inflation rate according to Inflation Calculator is conservatively stated at 8.3% but food and gasoline are averaging double digits. Can we really afford to fund another questionable county development project and inflation, too?

Come to this meeting and ask for your million dollar interest free loan.  Arrive by 9:15 at 111 South Cherry St., Olathe to sign in to speak at the public comment time, or sign up to make your comments via zoom by completing the registration form below.

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Haven't we all about had enough of politicians spending money we don't have? Listen to Charlotte O'Hara's radio message about this latest incursion into your wallet.