LIKE IT OR NOT: KANSAS CITY COULD END UP JUST LIKE DETROIT!!!
Here's a bit of October afternoon inspiration that could send a chill up the spine of our political elite . . .
A THOUGHTFUL TKC READER sent this link our way for us to consider . . .
The Root Cause Of Detroit's Bankruptcy Is Simple, And It Can't Happen Anywhere Else
"Decades of mismanagement added to Detroit’s fiscal woes. The city notoriously bungled multiple federal aid programs and overpaid outrageously to incentivize projects such as the Chrysler Jefferson North plant. Bureaucracy bogged down even the simplest deals and contracts. In a city that needed urgency, major city functions often seemed rudderless.
When all the numbers are crunched, one fact is crystal clear: Yes, a disaster was looming for Detroit. But there were ample opportunities when decisive action by city leaders might have fended off bankruptcy."
- Kansas City is also on the hook for countless taxpayer subsidized tourist attractions that don't pull their weight . . . The best example is the P&L District.
- Under the leadership of Mayor Sly and the City Council this town is on the hook to build more silly projects that eat up cash out of budget.
- GOP Politicos have a vested interest in the demise of Kansas City and are tirelessly working to lure away business from KCMO Proper.
- Economic leadership from State Officials in Missouri is non-existent . . . The GOP in the Show-Me State is hopelessly committed to pursuing rural, backwoods culture war legislation and most of them simply don't understand financial markets enough to compete with more savvy leaders in competing states . . . The ones that do . . . They quickly move to corporate work in lobbying to get their share of Statewide coffers.
Even worse . . . The population drain in KCMO is exceptionally disconcerting and relevant in this article according to a KICK-ASS KANSAS CITY INSIDER . . .
"What do Kansas City and Detroit have in common? The solution to devastating financial problems for residents in both cities is clear: People just leave."
Accordingly, Mayor and Council are dedicated to luring imaginary residents and businesses back to the urban core with new toys and attractions rather than working to fix crime and failing finances (and beleaguered schools) which is why most residents pull up stakes in the first place.
Developing . . .