TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! BEFORE IT MAKES DEAD TREE MEDIA KICK-ASS KANSAS CITY INSIDERS CONSIDER BRAD BRADSHAW VS. THE JACKSON COUNTY HEALTH RESEARCH TAX!!!
Here's a bit of Kansas City inside info that will make Helling afraid for his future job prospects. And rightfully so.
To wit . . .
THE MOST KICK-ASS KANSAS CITY INSIDERS REVEAL THAT SPRINGFIELD POWER PLAYER BRAD BRADSHAW WILL BE THE SUBJECT OF AN UPCOMING NEWSPAPER PROFILE GIVEN HIS ACTIVISM AND FINANCIAL SUPPORT AGAINST THE JACKSON COUNTY HEALTH RESEARCH TAX!!!
In fact, we expect the profile as soon as the Sunday edition that's mostly useful for the coupons.
But before Dead Tree Media claim "exclusive" or even analysis let's take a look at some facts already out there . . .
Mr. Bradshaw is already on record as to why he opposes the Jackson County Tax . . .
"A TV campaign opposing the county-wide sales tax is being paid for by Brad Bradshaw. The Springfield, Missouri attorney is a former surgeon who says he supports a sales tax for medical research but on a much bigger scale.
"Instead of doing this on the county level that won’t raise enough money to really find cures for curable diseases, we need to do it on the state level so that we can raise enough money to really find cures,” says Bradshaw.
"Bradshaw says what Missouri really needs is a statewide sales tax that would bring in nearly $400-million dollars a year, not $40-million just in Jackson County."
More about the recent volley of pay cable ads against the tax along with more motivational insight . . .
"Brad Bradshaw, a lawyer and physician from Springfield, who is funding a group that is sponsoring the ads, said he opposes the tax because it wouldn't collect enough money to make much of an impact on curing diseases such as cancer. Bradshaw has been working on a proposal for a statewide medical research tax he had hoped to put on the ballot in 2016."
"They're not going to have a cakewalk," he said. "It's a bad tax."
Again, Brad Bradshaw was a surgeon and now he's a personal injury lawyer, check his website.
Clearly Mr. Bradshaw is developing a more formidable opposition than some KC blogger who used to work at the newspaper.
Finally . . . A Kansas City Insider says . . .
"From what I've seen, the newspaper is just gonna scratch the surface and they OBVIOUSLY have their own slant. There's more to the story and I think the part about the real motivation for this opposition to the JAXCO tax in favor of a better research model might be left out."
Another quote from KC Insider:
"Dr. Bradshaw has spent most of his adult life in Kansas City and maintains offices both north and south of the river. He's the only person in this discussion who genuinely cares about finding cures and not profits off of taxpayers."
Best link on the opposition . . .
And so, as soon as Sunday, the last remaining Dead Tree Media subscribers might enjoy a few quips disguised as news in a profile of Mr. Bradshaw but the vast majority of the info about the guy and the boat load of money and influence he's raising against against the JaxCo tax is already available online and news of this Dead Tree profile is FIRST on TKC. Natch.