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Old 05-10-2012, 12:37 PM
 
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People tend to move away from small towns because there is nothing to keep them there. That is true everywhere, not just Kansas. That has nothing to do with Johnson County prospering.
Actually, they are directly related. People don't move from small towns because there is "nothing to keep them there", but rather because the rural economy has been wrecked by the most massive redistribution of wealth ever realized in in the history of the world: a system of socialized risk/loss and privatized profit, that masquerades as the totally mythological "free market" which is euphemism for an economic system designed to funnel money from taxpayers and working citizens to the corporatocracy.

It's a system perfected in the model of corporate agriculture where the working class was most spread out and least organized and it has decimated the agrarian U.S., leading directly to the urbanization of both work and then the workforce. It's the reason governments are unable to provide basic services, the reason corporations are increasingly granted human rights, and the reason that localized economies and agrarianism have been snuffed out.

The bottom line is that every actual taxpaying person in Kansas is paying into a pool to increase the profit margins of a few private corporations and only very few wealthy people benefit, either directly or indirectly, from it. And that is the textbook definition of immorality.

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Old 05-10-2012, 04:58 PM
 
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I think this has more to do with your dislike of Johnson County than anything else.

I don't know about 3/4 to 4/5 of the state of Kansas falling apart, but if that is the case I would venture that rural Missouri is no different. People tend to move away from small towns because there is nothing to keep them there. That is true everywhere, not just Kansas. That has nothing to do with Johnson County prospering.

If the "metro" (KCMO is what you mean) wants to do well, they need to figure out ways to make businesses want to stay in KCMO. Several years ago, doctors in Kansas City moved from Missouri to Kansas en masse because of the high cost of malpractice insurance in Missouri.

I have seen talk of Missouri becoming a no income tax state. Why don't they try that, or other things to make Kansas City, Missouri a more attractive option for businesses? Why is it Johnson County's fault? The answer is, it's not. KCMO is going to have to do something to compete for businesses, not just sit there and expect it to be handed to them.

Personally, if I had to get up and go to a job every day (I own a business, so I don't have to), I would rather work in Johnson County than have to deal with the traffic to downtown KC and the traffic and congestion in downtown KC. I'd rather drive through areas with grass and trees and get to an office where I can park a reasonably short distance from the door and walk in with no hassles, than deal with one way streets, having trouble finding a parking place, paying to park, and basically going through a lot of hassles just to get to work every day.
You're a small business owner? That's great! What kind of business?
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Old 05-12-2012, 08:50 AM
 
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You're a small business owner? That's great! What kind of business?
I'd rather not say. I prefer to remain anonymous here.
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