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Mon Nov 6, 2017, 07:17 PM

HBO's John Oliver says Missouri-Kansas border war on jobs is the 'most pointless'

British comedian John Oliver turned his sights on Kansas City on Sunday during a rant about dubious government incentives for job creation.

F-bomb 1: “It’s basically throwing money down a hole and hoping it brings us prosperity, which is the exact business model of the f------ wishing well.”

“We are spending billions of dollars on little more than faith,” Oliver continued on his HBO show “Last Week Tonight.” “To see this at perhaps its most pointless, just look at Kansas and Missouri.”

Oliver then zeroed in on what we locals refer to as the “border war” to offer tax breaks and other subsidies to lure companies and their jobs from one side of the state line to the other.

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article183014956.html

Cross-posted in the Missouri Group.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Nov 6, 2017, 08:33 PM

1. We're going to get to the point where we'll need some fed law limiting state job poaching.

It gets to be a no-win situation for states and taxpayers.

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Mon Nov 6, 2017, 09:32 PM

2. the people who need jobs just lose lose.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Nov 6, 2017, 10:18 PM

3. Tax cuts are the "Cargo Cult" of fiscal policy

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