Thursday, March 14, 2013

TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY INSIDER EXPLAINS BEHIND THE SCENES DETAILS THAT INFLUENCED JACKSON COUNTY COMMUTER RAIL FAIL!!!



Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders recently announced that he was putting his commuter rail plans on hold.

Sadly, brief explanations of the local transit setback didn't offer much in the way of real explanation.

Thankfully . . .

A KICK-ASS KANSAS CITY INSIDER PROVIDES BEHIND THE SCENES DETAILS OF THE JACKSON COUNTY COMMUTER RAIL FAIL PRESSURED BY INTERNATIONAL COMMERCE NEGOTIATIONS!!!

Take a look . . .

THE KCS CONNECTION

Here is the story behind the story:

When a big company like Kansas City Southern says they are subjugating their corporate interests for the good of the community you know they are really trying to make a few extra million at the expense of the public good.

Their latest stunt is the claim that they won't be part of a possible commuter rail in Jackson County if it does not go to Union Station. KCS has been negotiating for more than a year and the end route to the City Market was never an issue before now.

Why the 11th hour switch when the issue of the commuter rail was headed to the August ballot ??

Industry sources are saying there is a rumored merger with KC Southern and the Canadian Pacific Railroad. And the story goes: While they are in negotiations they don't want to give up one inch of total control of any of their rail lines anywhere including the lines needed for the commuter proposal to work. The merger is a potential financial bonanza for Mike Haverty and the other executives of KCS. Stock price and options could go through the roof.

Why is this possible merger so lucrative ? Well KC Southern basically stole control of the Mexican Railroad from the Mexicans which gives them rail lines from two Mexican coastal ports all the way to where??? You guessed it, Canada.

Tuck in the Canadian Pacific and you got a near monopoly. The railroad robber barons of the 1800's are back !

Look at their route map:

http://www.kcsouthern.com/en-us/Services/Pages/WhereKCSShips.aspx

They control Mexican ports on both the Pacific and the Gulf.

So it is "so long" to the residents of the Kansas City area, and hello to our new best friends the Canadians and Mexicans.
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12 Comments:

Anonymous said...

At least mike was going to let Jackson county vote on it. That's more than can be said for KCMO.

Anonymous said...

Sounds a lot like the NAFTA superhighway

Anonymous said...

EXACTLY.

Too bad Sanders couldn't see that big rail companies like KC Southern were just toying with him.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Sanders needed a scapegoat for his failure. Blaming KCS will cost him. Railroads have long memories.

Anonymous said...

So Mexico is going to put all their rejects on trains and ship them to Cananda? Sounds good to me!

Anonymous said...

Seems like a pretty far stretch Tony.

Sly wins.

Anonymous said...

How come Clay and Platte County business owners didn't get to vote for this.

Democracy is DEAD!!!!!!!!11

I live in Parkville but I have an auto body shop in Independence and I wasn't going to get to vote. That's taxation without representation.

Boondoggle, corruption, freedom, free market, socialism, nigger president

Anonymous said...

KC Southern kills commuter rail. Why? As they say follow the money. Good job Tony!

Anonymous said...

WTF? Are we stuck with streetcars to nowhere now. At least with these trains and new bus routes Sanders was pushing for we could start to look like a real city. As a taxpayer I'm pissed at those greedy Kansas City railroad idiots. As a poor working guy I guessed I'm just screwed.

Anonymous said...

Poor Mikey he got fucked by Haverty and Erdman. These guys are called the Kings of Sleaze by folks in the business community for a reason. They have made millions by screwing whoever they need to in order to keep building their trainloads of cash. Next time Mikey remember you're playing with the big boys now and they are cutthroat motherfuckers.

Anonymous said...

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ANOTHER BLOW to Mr. Sanders. Nothing more than a vanity exercise anyway. Looks like he won't be staying at the courthouse nor going to Washington.
I checked my mailbox to see if my party invite from Mr. Sanders was delivered. Either I wasn't invited this year or he isn't doing his annual birthday fundraiser. Last year's turn-out was thin.