TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY LA RAZA POLITICAL CLUB COULD PLAY PIVOTAL ROLE IN JACKSON COUNTY HEALTH RESEARCH TAX!!!
We've got other stuff on deck but here's an important note that could decide the fate of a Jackson County election that's getting closer . . .
RIGHT NOW LA RAZA POLITICAL CLUB MEMBERSHIP IS CAREFULLY CONSIDERING BOTH SIDES OF THE JACKSON COUNTY HEALTH RESEARCH TAX!!!
How do I know this?
Full disclosure that you should have already known . . . This blog's author Tony B. is a junior member of La Raza Political Club i.e. sometimes I pass out La Raza ballots near the polls in order find a new excuse to bother hotties wanting to exercise their freedom to make bad decisions.
Also . . . I was at Sylvia's deli earlier and ran into a couple of the members and asked them about it while getting a turkey sub burrito . . . Try it, it's not as healthy as it sounds.
Anyhoo . . .
As usual when it comes to local Latinos . . . There were no straight answers to be had BUT I did learn that La Raza Political Club has yet to formulate a position statement.
So it could go either way . . . Here's a quick preview into the decision making process . . .
NO Vote: If they go against the initiative, LRPC would join a growing chorus of denizens from the urban core who don't want a regressive sales tax to subsidize private bio-tech and healthcare companies.
YES Vote: However, the La Raza Political Club joining pro-tax forces would earn increased standing and greater access to the Civic Council crowd and the local biz community along with a great many politicos who are pushing this one.
A few fact checks . . .
- LRPC ALMOST NEVER tells TKC about their decision until election day. That's about as much influence as I have . . . Most of the time it's really hard for me to score a free t-shirt out of the deal.
- Again, TKC has NO VOTE in this and I'm not really sure my dues are paid . . . But let's not pretend La Raza is going to get rich off this . . . Anybody who knows how the club works understands that they get a pittance to pay for signage and lunch for campaign workers along with a stipend that's barely minimum wage . . . Critics imagine a great deal of money changing hands in order to attack any form of ethnic political representation.
- NO, La Raza Political Club Kansas City has no direct affiliation or direct financial relationship with the National Council of La Raza - Whenever I hear that one, I have to stifle a giggle because it reveals somebody who is TOTALLY out of the loop.
Anyhooo . . . So, ALL OF THIS should inform the decision . . .
However . . .
AS LATINOS GAIN NUMBERS AND INFLUENCE IN KANSAS CITY . . . THE LA RAZA POLITICAL CLUB DECISION HOLDS A GREAT DEAL OF INFLUENCE AND MIGHT VERY WELL SWAY THIS ELECTION ONE WAY OR ANOTHER GIVEN BIGGER INTERESTS SEEM TO BE FIGHTING TO A STALEMATE AS VOTING DAY APPROACHES!!!
Developing . . .