Wednesday, October 02, 2013

TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! UMKC STUDENT GOVERNMENT ENDORSE JACKSON CO. MEDICAL RESEARCH TAX!!!



Now the fun starts as local factions and fiefdoms rally their supporters as a controversial sales tax election approaches . . .

TONIGHT UMKC KICKS OFF THE SEASON OF ENDORSEMENTS AS STUDENT KANGAROOS STAND UP FOR THE JACKSON COUNTY MEDICAL RESEARCH TAX!!!

"THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Student Government Association of the University of Missouri - Kansas City endorses and supports Jackson County Question 1 and urges its constituents to vote YES on Tuesday, November 5, 2013."

KICK-ASS UMKC INSIDERS tells us that the vote was 24-2-1 and now awaits the Chancellor's signature.

READ THE UMKC STUDENT LEGISLATION SUPPORTING THE TAX FOR A BIT OF INSIGHT BEHIND THE DECISION!!!

Basically, The UMKC SGA was smart enough to realize that their college is in cahoots with Children's Mercy, St. Luke's, KC Area Life Sciences Institute and so many other power brokers that opposing the tide would have been an exercise in futility.

Now, to folks who don't think this is a big deal . . . Remember that UMKC is still a commuter campus that is home to many working professionals also taking classes who might very well be swayed by this endorsement.

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19 Comments:

Anonymous said...

They'll learn later on that driving up the sales tax will hurt down the road but agree that right now this is the smart move for them in order to maybe get a job at one of the few employers in KCMO who will benefit from the sales tax.

Anonymous said...

Yeah kids, raise the sales tax and then plan to work in JoCo because that's the only place in the metro where new jobs have been created. Only going to get worse if you increase the tax.

Anonymous said...

Yep

xalti said...

I think your last point is what most might not see Tony, this is a chance for SGA members to make some valuable connections.

Anonymous said...

I'm a student and I didn't endorse it. This is fraud.

Anonymous said...

Since when did rich white conservative UMKC students care about taxing the poor. It's a regressive tax in every way possible.

Anonymous said...

What does el Bryan think of it? Will he/she be "crashing" any meetings on this topic?

Anonymous said...

Guessing the sga kids were promised admin jobs at the facility. All they r gonna hire is admin anyways. Hospitals and universities are so overcrowded with paper pushers no wonder theres no cure for cancer and the common cold and people continue to vote republican.

Byron Funkhouser said...

Pittsburgh successfully reinvented themselves in just this way. They are no longer 'Steel City', they now have a solid reputation for medical research (& the better hospitals & doctors this attracts.)

Medical research facilities are also what leads nearby Morgantown, WV to be consistently listed as one of the best small towns in America.

Anonymous said...

Second serving of stem cells for everybody!

Byron Funkhouser said...

There is a cure for arthritis that is available for dogs, but not for humans, because of this stem cell ignorance.

Anonymous said...

Vote NO!!!

Anonymous said...

Lot's of people plan to make a profit off the taxpayer! Period.

Anonymous said...

College student governments are just training grounds for the scum who will someday be elected to a real offices where they can do more damage. The vast majority of students never participate in student government leaving it to the political science majors. If the political science major wasn't such a joke these future rulers would have to spend more time studying and less time playing politician.

Anonymous said...

Merck will spend on research each year 200 times the amount this tax will generate. So you think some bureaucracy is going to find cures that Merck can't?

Anonymous said...

What the hell. Parks and Recreations needs to extend the youth off the streets programs to those up to 35 years old now days? If these fucking degrees are so damn valuable then why can't these college educated geniuses go work in he private sector where the tax payers don't have to make their payroll? Giving this kind of credibility to a career field where there is little to no employment value is doing nothing but encouraging kids to seek education in futility. This is the same type of shit where corporation spent the last 20 years telling colleges their graduates were coming to them unready to work in a field and the colleges turning around and creating more worthless shit to dump into curriculum for the sake of building a bigger castle. We do not need to be doing this. Instead of dreaming up bullshit work and jobs on the tax payer dime we need to insist that colleges educate for performance in a real world where real employers are footing the bills.

Anonymous said...

There are now scores of these college cooked up research facilities around the country. Anyone save a damn nickel on their medical bills over it?

Anonymous said...

Is Leo Morton still UMKC chancelor..
Is he for this nonsense?

Wasn't he working with the Green Brothers when that Utility scam went down.

economics 101

Was He a KCCID EDC board member?

This sounds fishy

Anonymous said...

Get a job, BiRon.