Monday, October 15, 2012

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.

Whatever.

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 . . .

14 Comments:

Anonymous said...

i remember the first time i saw

'mr'saunders.

twas in elementary school.
was amazed how much he looked like his brother curtis ...

Anonymous said...

Mike is a liar i am one of the lay offs that didnt happen

Anonymous said...

Its funny how Sanders creates spin and the Star buys it and two weeks later says its all wrong. No wonder I no longer take the Star.

Anonymous said...

The reason he never comes to work is the employees hate him.

Anonymous said...

The County is top heavy on the second floor alot of salaries so i would image its hard to lay off when you have people making over 100000 a year.

Anonymous said...

Sanders is making one mistake after another, his enemies are rolling with laughters.

Anonymous said...

Where is Victor when you need him.

Anonymous said...

Lying in wait. That's what he's doing.

Anonymous said...

Everybody is waiting in line to beat Mike on election day. He has too many enemies to be effective.

Anonymous said...

agreed

Anonymous said...

Mikes reign is about over enjoy the next year.

Miss Sweetie Pie said...

Mr. Tony,
When is a downsize a called downsize? Not if Skippy is involved. His staff makes a whole lot of money and the poor rank and file scrap by on less that 32K. Staff has been quietly let go. Of course Skippy runs the names past Tindall first.

I am sorely astonished that this failed politician is setting up a committee to run for County Executive again. Skippy failed to fulfill his duties as Chairman of the State Democratic Committee. He failed in raising the needed campaign funds to help our candidates. Does he think all of these folks will forget when he is up for retention? Indeed they will not.
If Victor Callahan decides not to challenge Skippy, I pray Teresa will step up her game.

Anonymous said...

Given the fact that the folks in the county assessor's office came out and inflated property values in the wake of an economic nightmare, I hope those laid off aren't dumb enough to put their last job on their resume.

Anonymous said...

Prosecutor also let 14 people go. Yes many took buy outs but after being told they were on the list to be laid off anyway.