Show-Me Minute: Tax Subsidies
The Show-Me Minute is a short radio advertisement to inform listeners about the work of the Show-Me Institute in a particular policy area. In this Show-Me Minute which first aired on KWTO 560AM in Springfield, MO, we discuss the alphabet soup of tax subsidies.
Remember alphabet soup when you were a kid and trying to make the letters into words? Lawmakers like to play with letters, too, with tax subsidies: TIFs, EEZs, TDDs…
The list goes on and on, but they all have one thing in common. They give corporations our tax dollars.
Take TIFs for example: Tax Increment Financing. Because of a TIF, Independence tax payers have paid 8 million dollars on top of the original subsidy to support a Bass Pro store.
You may think any new business is good no matter the tax break, but studies have found that TIFs cost areas billions of dollars without achieving economic growth.
Let’s say “goodbye” to the alphabet soup of tax subsidies like when Lee’s Summit rejected an EEZ and focus on real economic growth.
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