Saturday, December 28, 2013

TKC EXCLUSIVE AND BREAKING NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY REAX TO LOCAL CATHOLIC SUPPORT FOR MISSOURI CHILDREN'S EDUCATION INITIATIVE TAX CREDIT!!!



The upcoming Missouri General Assembly Session offers a great many opportunities to watch some decent slap-fighting but in Kansas City there seems to be an outright holy war in the works.

To wit . . .

KICK-ASS TKC TIPSTERS REPORT THAT KANSAS CITY CATHOLIC LEADERS ALONG WITH CONSERVATIVE BIG TIMERS HAVE BEEN PUSHING THE CHILDREN'S EDUCATION INITIATIVE TO THE FAITHFUL!!!

Moreover . . .



LOCAL CATHOLICS ARE BEING TOLD THAT IT'S TIME TO LEAVE BEHIND SUPPORT FOR KANSAS CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN FAVOR OF TAX BREAKS THAT COULD PAY FOR A MORE PAROCHIAL OPTION!!!

And I mean "parochial" in both the sense that it's related to a church or parish AND the narrow-minded. 

Anyhoo . . .



This "come to Jesus" moment for Kansas City Catholics could be a big deal given the challenges facing the KCPS this session.

The Kansas City Catholic line of reasoning:

"The establishment of an education tax credit system in Missouri would allow poor, working and middle-class families access to better education by making private school alternatives more affordable, reward excellent public schools and save the Missouri Tax Payer hundreds of millions of dollars each and every year."

This is also getting pitched because of current metro demographic trends:



This local Catholic power play could soon come into discussion amid the current Missouri unaccredited school transfer hot mess.



Still . . .

KANSAS CITY CATHOLICS ROLLING OUT THE BIG GUNS FOR THIS MOVE ARE FACING POINTED QUESTIONS FROM THEIR PARISHIONERS.

Even better . . .

CHECK THIS KICK-ASS TKC TIPSTER TESTIMONY ON THE PUSH FOR PRIVATE SCHOOL TAX BREAKS FROM KANSAS CITY CATHOLICS!!!

The details and insight from a denizen of our blog community inspires quite a bit of contemplation  . . . Check it: 

Children's Education Initiative Tax Credit

TKC - wish I was seeing some coverage about this issue somewhere. Perhaps you would be interested? Several Catholic Churches are pushing a ballot initiative that smacks of wrong to me. It sorta smells like Rex Sinquefield to me - and he strikes me of being the equal opposite of our new Pope Francis.

Here is a link to the line they're selling.

And a link to the full-text (of the Missouri Constitutional Amendment)

They aren't focusing so much on this detail . . . Prohibition of public aid for religious purposes and institutions.

As you know, if it gets on the ballot, the few passionate voters will likely slide this through. I'm guessing there will be a lot of money available to supporters if it gets on the ballot.

This also hasn't been discussed, but I'm thinking it might relate: Rules pertaining to . . . A Missouri State Income Tax Credit of sixty percent (60%) is provided to individuals donating . . .

This is the ONLY local politics I have EVER heard discussed from the pulpit at my church.
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I was saving this one for Sunday but it's Sabbath and just as good of a time as any to ask . . .

WILL CATHOLIC EDUCATION PROVE TO BE THE SAVIOR OF THE KANSAS CITY URBAN CORE??? OR WILL THIS EFFORT BE DAMNED BY MISSOURI VOTERS AND LAWYERS?!?!

Developing . . .

18 Comments:

Anonymous said...

And the dumb molestation jokes start in 3, 2, 1 . . .

Anonymous said...

The only thing thats going to save Kansas City is to remove the Mayor, the City Council, the State and federal Reps and Congressmen and for the love of God the School Board, its like we have been over run by bugs (roaches) and nothing no matter how much money you throw at it is going to change the self destruction of this City until they are tossed from office, its all become a great big joke of an Us against Them where the politicians and the citizens are concerned here. We deserve better!

Hyperblogal said...

The key to successfully educating children is parental involvement from earliest years. Absent that it really doesn't matter who the teachers are or who owns the building.

Anonymous said...

Which priests will Bishop Fini put in charge of the boy's locker rooms?

Anonymous said...

Comment 12:33pm.

Don't you mean "toy's" locker rooms?

Henry Hill said...

And that's the hardest part. Today everything is different; there's no action... have to wait around like everyone else. Can't even get decent food - right after I got here, I ordered some spaghetti with marinara sauce, and I got egg noodles and ketchup. I'm an average nobody... get to live the rest of my life like a schnook.

Anonymous said...

Tony, Why should I put my kids is the public sewer if I have a choice? Kiss my ass.

Anonymous said...

.A tax credit is not a drain on the state’s coffers; it closes the faucet that money flows through into the state treasury rather than opening the drain.”

Scratches beard... Further scratching... The drain in Spain falls mostly in the plains.. And yes, this does sounds like many of stinkefelts doings

Anonymous said...

@12:53 You should not put your kids in the public sewer if you have a choice. But if you are Catholic, you are supposed to have some concern for the children of parents that have no choice. Keep your kids out of the sewer; but please don't poison it just because your kids aren't in it.

Willow R said...

Is this the same John Murphy who is organizing save kci? If so then my research would indicate he is probably team sinquefeld. I respect libertarians for thinking beyond the status quo, I just wish they would expend more energy on blocking corporate welfare and not on privatizing useful public programs.

Anonymous said...

Please explain the connection between the change in black population and this proposed legislation.

CC said...

No explanation, just Catholics being racist.

Anonymous said...

If it was up to me we would do away with religion. We all know that's not going to happen so if we're forced to endure it and they need to pay their share of taxes.

Anonymous said...

PAY their share of taxes??? They want to COLLECT their share instead! And without all of that pesky accountability the public schools have.

Anonymous said...

@ Hyperglobal - I agree. But absent parental involvement - should we be stacking the deck against them? Seems they are already challenged enough!

Anonymous said...

The Catholic Church (in greater numbers than any other church) abandons the poor. Shortage of priests? Close churches in low income neighborhoods! Very Christian, indeed! The Catholic Church and all of its entities (where they invest millions in the guise of doing "God's work) should be fully taxed, as any other profit-centered corporation, should be fully taxed.

Anonymous said...

The demographic you should be using is the increase in the Hispanic population which would fit the story about Catholic schools. KCPS will be a majority Hispanic district in the near future. However, KCPS will likely be gone at that point and you will have a bunch of charter schools whose test score you can sweep under the carpet one at a time.

Anonymous said...

Hmm, let me think a sec. Catholic, children who have grown up in Kansas City, but educated in Catholic grade school, and private high schools. Kids who both scored over 30 on the ACT, and both attended Division 1 schools paid for with scholarship money, their own part-time job money, and the continued financial assistance of both full time working parents. Parents who have paid their fair share of taxes into a public school system that fails every single year.

Let's see now. Did we participate fully in our children's education? You betcha, we did. Did we expect someone else to pay for and "bring up" our kids? NO, we did not.

We are not rich. The only thing we wanted was a good education for our children. An education that continued on through college putting them on the path to a productive live as adults. Will they be sucking at the government teet, producing illegitimate children, and expecting someone else to take care of them? I doubt it...But, it was not the public school system that put them on this road to success. It was their parents making the decision early on that they would not be exposed to the gutter that the KCPS system is....