Old Drum

Commentary on Warrensburg, Johnson County and Missouri issues from a Libertarian perspective. View my earlier commentary at www.olddrum.net.

Sunday, January 01, 2006

Happy New Year?

If my reading of the law was correct, the Wal-Mart tax should take effect today. That will bring tax on your general purchases to 8.1% and on groceries to 5.1%. In comparison, in Sedalia's Wal-Mart you'll pay 7.6% (just like Warrensburg used to be), and they're paying for a new jail. In Clinton, it's even lower, 6.975%. While the diffrence isn't enough to pay the gas for a trip to one of those cities, it's enough to make one plan to shop if traveling there anyway.

Is the reason Warrensburg's base tax is higher than other cities is that we give so many tax breaks to developers? It's a point to ponder as you take your shopping elsewhere.

Anyway, Happy New Year!

In Liberty


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