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March 31, 2008

Support KC with tax rebate

I would like to invite everyone in the Kansas City area to consider donating all or part of the tax rebates that the government is giving away to support the zoo and Liberty Memorial.

Think of it. Our leaders in D.C. want to stimulate the economy by giving away money. It’s happening when our states and cities are forced to cut jobs and services to make ends meet.

There’s a howl when the mayor wants to reduce or cut funding for “nonessential” subsidies. Instead of whining that the city needs to keep the zoo and the memorial viable, let’s support them ourselves.

I pledge to give my rebate to the zoo and Liberty Memorial and to make annual contributions. Who’ll join me?

Rick Dierks
Overland Park

Comments

mike d

I went to the memorial recently. Why don't they raise the admission price? When I went I did not call ahead to find out the admission price. I walked up, they told me how much it was, and I forked the money over. What I can't figure out is why KC tries to hold onto things that don't pay for themselves. Science city, Sports complex, zoo, WW1 memorial. Charge more admission or let them go away! That's what successful businesses do.

NoMoreMrNiceGuy

jack - if the govt is broke, that is THEIR fault. I have never asked for a handout from the government. I am not on welfare or TANF. But you are okay with an increase in EITC for the welfare moms and more foodstamps for those that choose sneakers over neccessities? Sure, those are not "borrowed". jack you are bleeding heart liberal. You can not borrow what is yours to begin with you moron.

NoMoreMrNiceGuy

jack - if the govt is broke, that is THEIR fault. I have never asked for a handout from the government. I am not on welfare or TANF. But you are okay with an increase in EITC for the welfare moms and more foodstamps for those that choose sneakers over neccessities? Sure, those are not "borrowed". jack you are bleeding heart liberal. You can borrow what is yours to begin with you moron.

jack

no more isn't worried about tax money. He can't possibly be that uneducated and have learned to type. He knows full well that the government is broke. That all of the "tax money" whether it is the bailout of the big banks or the rebates, is actually money borrowed from future generations.

He just thinks that as long as he keeps screaming about welfare no one will notice how far HIS hand is stuck out waiting for the "free" money his grandchildren will have to repay.

NoMoreMrNiceGuy

Tax money is not borroewd money GayHawk.
So explain how more foodstamps would stimulate and how increasing EITC and CTC for the welfare idiots stimulates the economy?

solstice

That's the most assinine suggestion I have ever heard Rick Dierks. All the more reason for you to keep your sorry butt in Johnson County.

T. Hanson

Both institutions (KC Zoo and WWI Memorial) take donations directly and even might give you something in return (Friends of the Zoo pass, or WWI Memorial brick). I would trust their boards with the money before the Government of Kansas City.

JayhawkinMO

NoNiceGuy ignores the fact that Prez Bush has been the cheerleader for the "economic stimulus package." From Jan 18: "President Bush, acknowledging the risk of recession, embraced about $145 billion worth of tax relief Friday to give the economy a “shot in the arm.“

This liberal's concern is that it's just more borrowed money dumped into the deficit.

Otherwise, it's good to see a Kansas resident make the suggestion about helping the KC Zoo and the Liberty Memorial. But writing checks payable to KC is not the way to go. No telling how the money would be spent... Any bankers out there who'd set up a trust account?

NoMoreMrNiceGuy

How about those that received increased EITC give their tax returns to the zoo?
BTW - Rick, they are not "giving away" anything, it is our money to begin with.
I would bet you are a Democrat.

 
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