The issue isn’t that St. Louis doesn’t generate enough money, its what it does with the money it collects. St. Louis spends more than any other region its size for less services. Over half it’s budget goes to law enforcement yet the city has been rated the most dangerous and murder capital almost every year for well over a decade. Between that, corporate welfare, tax subsidies & shady business deals for developers Paul Mckee, police overtime pay scandals, money that is embezzled, $2 million street lights for derelict streets, taxing the poor to pay for luxuries for the affluent it can barely pick up the trash.

The issue isn't that St. Louis doesn't generate enough money, its what it does with the money it collects. St. Louis spends more than any other region its size for less services. Over half it's budget goes to law enforcement yet the city has been rated the most dangerous and murder capital almost every year for well over a decade. Between that, corporate welfare, tax subsidies & shady business deals for developers Paul Mckee, police overtime pay scandals, money that is embezzled, $2 million street lights for derelict streets, taxing the poor to pay for luxuries for the affluent it can barely pick up the trash.

Airbnb deal could boost City of St. Louis' coffers

A global online company will start collecting two taxes in St. Louis next month. Vacation rental website Airbnb and the city have reached a deal involving
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