Monday, April 28, 2014

LIKE IT OR NOT: EVERYBODY PAYS FOR THE KANSAS CITY TOY TRAIN STREETCAR!!!

Show-Me blog fun fact: "That is $270,000 for the streetcar from the 3rd District for a project that will not run in the district. And $1.2 million that won’t be spent on 4th District “sidewalks, water and sewers, road improvements, storm water runoff, etc.” Some argue that a problem with the streetcar funding scheme is that it taxes some people in order to build something for everyone."

TKC blog community touched on this previously and actually the number over the past 3 years for funds looted from the 3rd District for the toy train is $810K.

Developing . . .

18 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Why should we pay more taxes to the point of bruden so a bunch of try-hard artists and fauxhemians, “interlopers,” “gentrifiers,” “transplants,” “trust-funders,” and “urban cupcakeologists” from the suburbs of middle America can come here and be cool for a few years? Fuck em!

Anonymous said...

Meant Burden. And believe me it is without this fucking deal!

Anonymous said...

cupcakeologist

LMAO!

Anonymous said...

Holy Shit! That's outrageous!

Anonymous said...

quit your bellyachin cause the the people at city hall don't give a shit what you think. the people downtown gave them a blank check.

Anonymous said...

I am glad all districts are leaving their silos and working together to make KCMO better. I can assure u that there are plenty of District 3 problems that are felt by other districts.

Anonymous said...

So they want to spend 1.89 million to study the best way to ferry mustache twisters from craft ale pubs to seasoned pickle and chips happy hour DIY foodie joints.

Anything else new?

Anonymous said...

How many loose threads have you been pulling on with absolutely no change in the direction of the city hall polcy.

You keep getting your ass kicked by supporters who actually identify themselfs publicly, and can't understand why. Pretty much the theme of this blog.

Hint, dumbshit starts with the letter "D".

Anonymous said...

And Mensa boy weighs in again without once explaining to those of us with lower IQs what a streetcar will bring to the table existing bus service does not already provide except ruinous debt and fixed rails the next generation will have to pay to have taken up.

P Bear said...

GRIFTER CITY......nothing here.....move along

Wait, 3rd district... is that black or mexican ?

Chibatta said...

toy train, bad idea

Anonymous said...

SLY's BANDIT TRAIN!!

Residents get railroaded and looted while SLY and The Family Stoned grease the rails.

Anonymous said...

Why does your city have so many issues in public and private transportation? Your city has issues with taxis, buses, ambulances,and trains!! conceptual or factual.

The people of Kansas city need to get proactive in fighting for what you want in your city, after all you are the ones who not only elected your current morons, but you also pay their wages, so in effect they work for you...any questions?

Anonymous said...

Jermaine Reed's incompetence is immense.

Anonymous said...

I don't pay shit for this fucking thing so there.

Anonymous said...

9:53: What planet do you live on? Our elected officials are there to pretend they serve the public. Their real purpose is to (1) line their pockets, (2) reward their friends, families, and contributors, and (3) to ensure they have a cushy job after they are termed out.

Anonymous said...

Wow! That's some "creative" show me math. Should have stuck with the lie about "stealing sewer bond money" at least it had a tenuous link to some kind of admittedly twisted fact.

Paddys desperation is creeping towards libel. Fortunately the shit is so laughably false that I think a court would consider it to be satire.

Anonymous said...

Not true.

As long as I live where I live (surrounded by KC on 3 sides)and stay away from the high sales tax eco-devo areas like downtown, Midtown and the Plaza by either not crossing the river or when I do, not spending any money south of the river, I will be just fine.

Next time you stop at pretty much any place and spend money in the area from the river to 75th St. check out the sales tax rate. You might be in for a shock if you've never paid much attention to it. It's NYC high.