KC should join the secession movement, become part of Kansas
The Kansas City Star
KC economic development types are in a lather over the tax changes in Kansas, the biggie of which wiped out the state income tax for many Kansas small businesses. That gives the Kansas side a huge advantage in the perpetual “border wars,” in which companies jump back and forth across the state line depending on how much corporate welfare they can squeeze out of local and state goverment.
But why fight ‘em? Maybe KC should secede from Missouri and become part of Kansas. People say it’s time to end the border war. That would pretty much do it.
Secession seems to be the rage this week. The White House website “We the People” has received petitions from hundreds of thousands of people, from all 50 states, who want their state to cut ties with the union.
It seems they’re worried about the country’s future after Barack Obama’s re-election. Similarly, KC seems worried about its future if it remains tied to Missouri.
Seriously, the secession fad is another example of how history seems to have circled back to the 1970s, a time of energy shortages, worries about Iran and a Western state protest movement called the Sagebrush Rebellion. Today, our energy shortage of four years ago is gone, but Obama has his own little rebellion, and it isn’t limited to the sagebrush country.