TKC EXCLUSIVE AND THE SATURDAY NIGHT PLAYLIST!!! IS IT TIME FOR KANSAS CITY TO TELL CITY HALL TO STOP OVERSPENDING?!?
The campaign to hand over EVEN MORE Kansas City Taxpayer cash is underway with the usual whimper and quiet acceptance offered to every local tax increase.
This tax isn't being pushed forth as choice but more of a requirement.
The typical assortment of Kansas City's elite and power brokers have gathered yet again to engage in a bit of group think and push forth the idea that anything less than submission to even more taxes is an assault to the greater good.
As always we expect The Star to pretend to give the topic careful consideration and then tout yet another local levy while they drive home to The Golden Ghetto.
And of course there's the threat that a failure to comply will result in even more financial harm. For the record, loan sharks use the same argument.
Like it or not . . . The same logic that argues that Kansas City should unquestioningly vote for more taxes without much explanation, any real guarantees or insight into the process is EXACTLY the same cycle of FAIL that has led this city into a tragic state of disrepair.
AND LET'S NOT FORGET THAT PROPONENTS OF THIS TAX ARE BEING DISINGENUOUS WHEN THEY FAIL TO NOTE THAT THERE'S YET ANOTHER BIG ASK COMING TO THE TUNE OF MORE THAN HALF A BILLION IN APRIL 2013!!!
And while I hate to cast stereotypes . . .
The political elite in Kansas City are worse than crack addicts when it comes to asking for more taxpayer cash.
Over and over they say, "This time it'll be different."
They cry: "WE NEED IT, WE CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT IT!!!"
The cries for approval for more cash to feed their habit are desperate, angry, bitter and urgent.
However . . .
SAYING NO TO KANSAS CITY POLITICOS ON THIS CURRENT TAX IS THE ONLY WAY TO SEND A MESSAGE WHEN IT COMES TO THE RAMPANT OVERSPENDING THAT CITY HALL HAS UNDERTAKEN WITHOUT ANY INPUT FROM VOTERS!!!
Say yes to this taxing scheme and you're saying yes to:
* Toy Trains
* The Downtown Hotel
* Luxurious City Hall Pension Schemes
* Tax Breaks For Cordish
With only a year in office Mayor Sly's leadership HAS grown arrogant and he's pursuing so many tax schemes as if they're an entitlement.
But if KC is so desperate for cash then why is so much of it wasted on the folly and pet projects of our Mayor and City Council?
It's a question of priorities.
Only by cutting the purse strings of Mayor Sly and his rubber stamp City Council can the people of Kansas City GIVE A MOMENT OF PAUSE to a vapid and disconnected brand of leadership that has abandoned neighborhoods in service to no one but special interests and the suburban corporate elite.
I don't have much faith in this cowtown and barely anyone but gullible Senior Citizens vote in these minor league elections. Sadly, I expect Mayor Sly and company to win this tax increase battle over water levies BUT continue to lose the longstanding quality of life war with the suburbs as residents stream out of KC Proper City Limits over the long run.
And all of this has inspired tonight's playlist.
As always, thank you for reading and have a safe and fun weekend.