CALLING OUT KANSAS CITY MAYOR SLY ON HIS LOVE FOR CORPORATE WELFARE!!!
Tax season approaches for Kansas City residents, but Mayor Sly James seems have dedicated his most of his administration's efforts to awarding breaks to his buddies.
Read this missive that examines the latest Burns & Mac giveaway:
Show-Me Blog: Mayor James’ Corporate Welfare Handouts
"When a city abates property taxes, it freezes the income of other jurisdictions such as the library and schools, which are funded through those taxes. Mayor James talks a lot about how he is concerned about education in Kansas City, but says his hands are tied. Yet here is an opportunity for him to support education funding and he seems to be ready to cave in before the company has even asked."
The lesson is that everybody likes freebies and Mayor Sly's popularity has a lot to do with his corporate cronyism and not just his great smile and upbeat attitude.