TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY FREEDOM INC. UNANIMOUSLY VOTES TO OPPOSE JACKSON COUNTY MEDICAL RESEARCH TAX!!!
The meeting just let out tonight and we want to make sure that the most loyal TKC readers know about it FIRST!!! NATCH.
Here it is:
TONIGHT FREEDOM INC. JUST VOTED UNANIMOUSLY TO OPPOSE THE JACKSON COUNTY MEDICAL RESEARCH TAX !!!
Writing now . . .
Objectively, this is why its important . . . One KC Insider notes . . .
"This tax needs central Jackson County. They're behind in Blue Springs, Lee's Summit and Independence."
TKC Exclusive detail . . .
Freedom Inc. Insiders reveal that the Committee For Research treatment and cures offered the group another $50,000 last night but Freedom Inc. Turned them down. In total the offer from the pro-sales-tax campaign was $200K!!!
Quote from a Freedom Inc. Source . . .
"In the end, we couldn't do it and we had to stick to our principles. The sales tax is ill defined, lasts for too long and would hurt the urban core. They offered to write some kind of vague language into the bill that might set aside money for our community but the harm from the regressive sales tax was simply too much to accept."
Three important facts to remember regarding the tax and Freedom Inc. opposition . . .
- Opposition was based on community research:
Freedom Inc. Insider: "We talked and surveyed and went door to door asking our community about the tax . . . They didn't understand it and they didn't think it would help advance our communities priorities."
- Opposition was based on jobs:
Freedom Inc. Insider: "We believe that this effort will not create new jobs and only stands to benefit those who are already in corporate or executive positions. Look at the elite lawyers, power brokers and monied civic interests who support this tax. They are using sales tax from working people to line their own pockets. We could not endorse something that would cost so much and wouldn't create jobs for our community."
- Importance of Freedom Opposition:
"It was interesting to see how desperate the pro-sales tax was . . . They know that Freedom is the oldest, most influential and most organized force in the urban core and this endorsement is major news for the fate of the tax.
As always, there are consequences for every decision . . .
"We expect that the pro-tax forces are going to find some sellouts in the urban core to support this tax and we're prepared to address that . . . Still, we made the best decision for our community and based on the interests of the urban core. That's how we will campaign."
We've got more on this decision in the morning . . . Stay tuned!!!
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