THE TKC SATURDAY NIGHT PLAYLIST!!! MAYOR SLY AND COUNCIL PLAYING WITH FIRE AND KANSAS CITY FINANCES!!!
As election season approaches, Kansas City politicos are soon to turn up the heat on the electorate and tempers will flare amid discussion of hot button issues like trimming and/or raising taxes for the KCFD.
As usual, any discussion of the Fire Department has locals fuming mad.
The latest example . . .
KSHB: Kansas City Fire Department pumper trucks are set to shut down in June and the Firefighter's Union says the decision will put lives in danger.
Now, firefighters in Kansas City are typically a humorless bunch of former jocks long past their glory days and most people know that any disagreement with them usually results in death threats BUT for the moment they still hold a reasonable (yet quickly fading) amount of political power.
Now . . .
Given an upcoming sales tax for firefighters aimed at locking in rates before KCMO's credit raiting takes a nose dive . . .
Given the threat of KCFD outsourcing . . .
And considering, ADMITTEDLY , cuts to the KCFD don't seem wise when we all know that cash is going directly to toy train . . .
KANSAS CITY INSIDERS ADVISE US TO PREPARE FOR MORE THAN A BIT OF POLITICAL TRICKERY INVOLVING FIRE CUT THREATS AS ELECTION SEASON GETS CLOSER!!!
Even better . . .
TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! KANSAS CITY INSIDERS REVEAL THAT THE SALES TAX HIKE FOR FIRE IS POLLING HORRIBLY AND MAYOR SLY AND COUNCIL ARE DESPERATE TO SELL YET ANOTHER LOCAL LEVY!!!
The argument is simple and it's now already in play . . .
Don't pay up and more KCFD cuts are on the table.
A vote against higher sales taxes for KCFD hates America and sides with Osama's ghost and the terrorists.
Basically: Pay KCFD or this town will go up in flames. Isn't that the same threat they made back in the 80s???
And so . . . Get ready to enjoy all of these arguments as Kansas City continues to burn through cash spent on toy trains and political parties . . . Then maybe a brand new hotel.
And all this has inspired tonight's playlist.
As always, thanks for reading this week and have a safe and fun Saturday night . . .