Wednesday, October 16, 2013

TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! LOCAL CLERGY AND PRIESTS FROM KANSAS CITY-ST. JOSEPH DIOCESE OPPOSE JACKSON COUNTY TRANSLATIONAL SALES TAX!!!



EPIC news from on high right now which confirms my suspicion that God hates taxes . . .

TKC IS THE FIRST TO PUBLISH THIS FULL STATEMENT FROM CATHOLIC LEADERS AND OTHER CLERGY OPPOSING THE JACKSON COUNTY TRANSLATIONAL SALES TAX!!!

Tons of clergy signing on to the opposition including Bishop Finn. Admittedly, this is a really good move a bit of taxpayer redemption for him . . .



Read the statement in full FIRST on TKC:

Here is the most important passage . . .

Following is an open letter from several priests and pastors in Jackson County:

Question 1 on the November 5 ballot seeks to raise $800,000,000 for medical research by the imposition of an additional .5 percent local sales tax on the citizens of Jackson County for the next 20 years. This local tax money will be primarily directed to two private hospitals and UMKC for conducting research leading to “clinical applications that positively impact the health of the world.”

Developing “Next Generation Medicine” leading to cures for the people of the world is an ambitious and worthy goal which should not be paid for by a regressive tax on the citizens of one county in a single state.

As pastors, not scientists or economists, we urge the people of Jackson County to consider three important ways Question 1 could negatively affect the health of our community:

A sales tax is a regressive tax; it hits the poor and struggling middle class hardest: For families that work paycheck to paycheck to pay for the necessities of life, every dollar earned is a dollar spent -- and therefore, a dollar taxed by Question 1. In pursuit of national cures for diseases, it makes no sense to pursue an ambitious national goal by imposing a local, regressive tax on a single county which includes some of the poorest neighborhoods and lowest household incomes in the region.

Question l asks us to fund a national goal at a time when our local governments are unable to meet our own local needs. We fear that rather than creating economic development, taking $800,000,000 from Jackson County taxpayers without improving local services will be additional spur for young families to move out of Jackson County.

Question 1 does not ensure ethical research will be conducted: There is nothing,­ in the text of' Question l to prevent embryo-destructive research. Although many scientists believe in the long-term potential for clinical applications from embryonic stem cell research, it destroys nascent human life and is thus immoral, jnst as destructive medical experimentation on the bodies of children and adults is immoral.

Question 1 is the only item on the November 5 ballot. That means proponents will find it easier to pass this tax because of low turnout.

If you feel as we do, that paying for medical research for national cures through a Jackson County sales tax is unwise on its face and is a regressive tax on the working poor and struggling middle-class, please vote: ‘No’ on Question 1 this November 5.
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AGAIN, INCLUDING BISHOP FINN . . . HERE'S THE SCREEN CAP OF ALL THE LOCAL CLERGY AND MEMBERS OF THE KANSAS CITY DIOCESE WHO SIGNED ON TO THIS LETTER: 



As always, click the image or this link for a bigger, better view . . .

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27 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Annnnnnnnnnd THIS is what killed the tax.

Anonymous said...

Who gives a flying fuck what a bunch of fucking priests think about anything?? They're worthless, bloodsucking assholes anyway.

Anonymous said...

Probably the tens of thousands of voters who go to their churches might care what they think.

Anonymous said...

A tax exempt institution for pedophiles has an opinion on a tax? They can go fuck themselves fuckin creepers.

Anonymous said...

I think it is a shoe-in for victory now. This will cost more votes than it brings in. Who wants to listen to the opinions of those who abuse and/or cover up the abuse? Finn's lucky he's not in jail.

Chambo said...

Is this like dousing this tax from hell with holy water?

Methinks so!

Anonymous said...

Deny the sacrements to the slime who gives money to the campaign or works for it!

Anonymous said...

NO NEW TAXES!!! Someone wants to buy a car for $20,000 - well, they just will have to pay an additional $100 bucks if it passes. This is ridiculous - glad to hear that others feel the same way.

And Catholics VOTE.

Anonymous said...

Proponents might be worried if Finn could run some tv ads against the issue, but surely the diocese is dead ass broke after all the legal fees they had to pay to keep him out of jail.

Anonymous said...

The tens of thousands of fucking sheep that go to their churches, is more like it. And no, it's not a "flock of sheep", it's a "fuck of sheep". They get fucked outta their money with each and every, so called tithe. This is a racket, a two thousand year old racket. But not everyone is buying this bullshit anymore..

Another Midtown Mom said...

Not everyone is all bad. I give credit to the Bishop for saving us $800 million. Thank God. LOL!

Waldo Guy said...

Who cares what they think?

Anonymous said...

I care along with 50000 other in this area moron.

Anonymous said...

I don't care what they think--except on this they are right. And in spite of the creepy criminal bishop, there are good people on this list.

Anonymous said...

Kc mo and Jaco have finally reached the saturation point where people are actually leaving because of the crushing taxes, corruption, and malfeasance of public funds. Add this tax and you won't have people around to tax.

Anonymous said...

Yes, it's pretty basic economics. Look at New Orleans. People left in droves after Katrina, and FEMA money only goes so far- so now their problem is that the golden goose, I.e., the taxpayer, has chosen somewhere else to live. In a place where graft and corruption doesn't take precedence in government. Yes, that means you, mike sanders and you, too, mayor james.

Anonymous said...

You know what else comes from St. Joseph?

This guy:
http://www.newspressnow.com/news/local_news/article_76a11d66-06f7-5f8c-bcd1-e524824766e1.html

AMERICA'S PUBLIC ENEMY #1
IF YOU PEOPLE HAD ANY GUTS, YOU'D BE TAKING ACTION AGAINST THIS PERSON

Anonymous said...

DO YOU KNOW YOUR TAX DOLLARS ARE GOING TO PAY THE SALARY OF SOMEONE WHO SUPPORTS THE STREET CAR, PL DISTRICT, KPAC AND ANYTHING ELSE DOWNTOWN TOO....

WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO ABOUT IT????

Anonymous said...

This isn't about taxes. This is about a foreign theocracy hoping to use what little influence it has left to push an iron age moral agenda on KC. Heal thyself, Vatican City.

Anonymous said...

This isn't about taxes. Read closely. This is ALL about some of the money going to embryonic stem-cell research, that the Catholic Church vehemently opposes. They couldn't give a shit less if people are taxed or not.

Anonymous said...

Hey Tony, isn't the Bottom Line post worthy of mention?

It is a bombshell.

Really?

No mention?

Anonymous said...

We are going to move, bitch.

Anonymous said...

I've always been against the tax, but now that Bobby and the Molesters have come out against it, I will have to re-think my position.

Anonymous said...

Do we get to vote on keeping Bishop Finn?

moveon.org said...

Too bad none of these folks came out as a coalition against Catholic sex abuse. Kansas City is full of bandwagon supporters. What a joke!

Anonymous said...

It's amazing, how good, sane, intelligent people can be bamboozled into believing in this crap. "The Church" is an old, nasty hoax, that has been fucking people out of their life savings, for centuries. No, it won't quit either, as long as another sucker is born every minute.

Steve Finnell said...

PREACHERS, PRIESTS, AND PASTORS?

Why do not all preachers, priests and pastors teach the same terms for pardon from sin? Why do they not all teach the same doctrine of God the Father, Jesus Christ, and the apostles?

Why do not all preachers, priests,and pastors teach the same thing? They do not teach the same thing because seminaries and Bible colleges to not teach from the Bible and the Bible alone.

Most religious intuitions teach using creed books, their own church catechism, Bible commentaries, books written about the Bible, writings of the early church fathers, and other extra-Biblical sources. They teach how read Greek, when they should be teaching how to read the Bible and how to understand it.

If all denominations honestly used the Bible and the Bible alone to teach faith and the practice of faith, there would not thousands of denominations and cults claiming to Christians.

JESUS DIED FOR ONE CHURCH-HIS CHURCH!


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