TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! CONTRARY TO KANSAS CITY STAR COVERAGE: JACKSON COUNTY LAYOFFS HAVE ALREADY HAPPENED!!!
Kansas City dead tree media has few resources and not enough time to check out the facts that run contrary to political spin.
And that's why we have press release copy like this from Jackson County . . .
Thanks to better-than-expect response to an employee buyout program, Jackson County has averted extensive layoffs to plug a $4 million budget gap.
What's really important . . .
JACKSON COUNTY INSIDERS HAVE TOLD US ABOUT LAYOFFS THAT HAVE ALREADY TAKEN PLACE IN THE COUNTY ASSESSOR'S OFFICE!!!
The Star is reporting straight up political spin.
But let's do that math . . .
The County Executive warned of layoffs in an open meeting not so long ago.
And then . . .
Jackson County Legislator Theresa Garza Ruiz provided a great deal of info about upcoming layoffs.
To wit . . .
THE PRESSER FROM JACKSON COUNTY TODAY DOES NOT PASS THE SMELL TEST AND THE NUMBERS DON'T ADD UP!!!
What's worse is that there are people in the Assessor's Office who know that this media statement is nothing but spin and a slick definition of terms.
Sadly, this blog is probably where the story stops because the County Executive may have more than a few enemies but he's still exceptionally media savvy.
Developing . . .