TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! INSIDERS WARN AGAINST HYPE ON KANSAS CITY GOP 2016 CONVENTION PITCH!!!
Let's start the week by myth-busting Kansas City Convention And Visitor's Association hype regarding the unlikely Kansas City GOP Convention in 2016.
To wit . . .
INSIDERS WARN AGAINST UPCOMING CONVENTION AND VISITORS ASSOCIATION HYPE ON THE FINANCIAL WINDFALL THAT KANSAS CITY WOULD EARN FOR THE 2016 GOP CONVENTION!!!
Check the money quote . . .
"The CVA always provides these bogus numbers about 'economic impact' that don't match up with reality. The impact of the GOP Convention in KC would be negligible and what's worse is that we (KC) would be left with the bill long after the party is over."
Perspective . . .
- The possibility of the GOP 2016 convention is being used to tout a taxpayer subsidized downtown convention hotel by Mayor Sly and more than a few business dudes.
- The CVA GROSSLY OVERESTIMATED THE ECONOMIC BENEFIT OF THE MLB ALL-STAR GAME last time around and Kansas City was barely mentioned in most of the TV coverage.
- TKC EXCLUSIVE: While the Las Vegas over KC choice is unlikely, Kansas City is racking up impressive bills on junkets and consulting fees in order to lure the GOP this way.
Again, this local government scheme to party with the GOP should reveal that there isn't very much difference betwixt Republicans and/or Democrats and in Kansas City the real political play is all about getting
suckers taxpayers to pick up a tab for a big party.