The contest in the Kansas fourth district is a choice between principle and political expediency, and between economic freedom and cronyism.
Posts tagged as “Corporate welfare”
Two years ago United States Senator Pat Roberts voted in committee with liberals like John Kerry, Chuck Schumer, and Debbie Stabenow to pass a bill loaded with wasteful corporate welfare.
Wichita government leaders complain that Wichita can’t compete in economic development with other cities and states because the budget for incentives is too small. But when making this argument, these officials don’t include all incentives that are available.
A prominent Wichita business uses free markets to justify its request for economic development incentives. A gullible city council buys the argument.
Congressman Mike Pompeo, R-Kansas, offered an amendment to H.R. 4660, the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2015, to eliminate the Economic Development Administration (or the "Earmark Distribution Agency").
Wichita government leaders complain that Wichita can't compete in economic development with other cities and states because the budget for incentives is too small. But when making this argument, these officials don't include all incentives that are available.
A scientific poll commissioned by Kansas Policy Institute finds that Wichitans are opposed to business incentives, want to pursue privatization over tax increases, and have concerns about how city hall has recently spent money.
The central belief and fatal conceit of the current administration is that you are incapable of running your own life, but those in power are capable of running it for you. This is the essence of big government and collectivism, writes Charles G. Koch.
When it comes to having good conditions to support small businesses, well, Wichita isn’t exactly at the top of the list, according to a new ranking from The Business Journals.
In this excerpt from WichitaLiberty.TV: Wichita city and business leaders are likely to ask Wichitans to support a higher sales tax in order to support additional economic development efforts. Should Wichitans vote in favor of this?
Incredibly, a prominent Wichita business uses the free market to justify its request for economic development incentives. A gullible city council buys the argument.
The Wichita City Council was faced with a decision regarding a program designed to stimulate the sales of new homes. Analysis revealed that even though the city had an opportunity to make an investment with a purportedly high return on investment, it would be better off, dollar-wise, if it did not make the investment.
Is your local chamber of commerce supporting pro-growth policies that allow free enterprise and genuine capitalism to flourish, or is it supporting crony capitalism?
The Wichita City Council was faced with a decision regarding a program designed to stimulate the sales of new homes.. Analysis revealed that even though the city had an opportunity to make an investment with a purportedly high return on investment, it would be better off, dollar-wise, if it did not make the investment. What did the city council do?
Change is desperately needed in Wichita -- change to allow exceptionalism and end failed economic subsidies.
That Detroit has declared bankruptcy: Does this mean anything for Wichita?
Moody's Investor Service has downgraded the credit rating of a series of bonds that Kansas uses to fund an economic development program. The utility of other programs may be in doubt.
The usual problems with cronyism and corporate welfare come with economic development incentives offered to Starwood, but there are specific problems, too.
Citizens must be persistent and vocal in reminding elected officials of the former or we shall continue to suffer the loss of liberty, writes Dave Trabert of Kansas Policy Institute.
A bill to expand developer welfare in Kansas failed to pass, but passed the next day on reconsideration.