Thursday, June 26, 2014

TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! KANSAS CITY COUNCILMAN RUSS JOHNSON CHALLENGE ACCEPTED!!! MISSOURI TRANSIT TAX AND TOY TRAIN CAMPAIGN FINANCE HOT MESS EXPOSED BY AWESOME TIPSTERS!!!



Kansas City Councilman Russ Johnson has been whining about opposition to the toy train on social media lately . . .

Here's his latest:



Actually, we're pretty sure Council Dude Russ isn't talking to us . . .

But . . .

WE BROKE NEWS ON THE KANSAS CITY TOY TRAIN STREETCAR ROUTING MOST OF THE MISSOURI TRANSIT TAX MONEY THIS WEEK!!!

Here's a more formal write-up of our breaking news:

"The city is asking the Missouri Department of Transportation for $3 million a year from its tax – if it passes – to help fund the streetcar district. That would allow collection of only a total of one-cent additional sales tax in the new streetcar district – if it passes – instead of the 1¾ cent increase."

So, there you go . . . That's MODOT Tax Info AND Kansas City Toy Train news all in one post FIRST on TKC and before any other reporter bothers to fight with Council Dude Russ. Natch.

22 Comments:

Anonymous said...

is this whole city just working to fund a 2.1 mile lane?

Anonymous said...

Call Glorioso...he can fit it.

He is a political brainiac supreme.

Anonymous said...

Frank White will make it right...
Lets get him home.

All for Fearless Frank....
let us know in here.

Anonymous said...

So when does Russ get his Burns and mac job?

Anonymous said...

The reporter must be Mahoney 'cause the rest of them are interns...at least i hope to God they are interns.

Anonymous said...

6:21: Probably next summer after his term expires. BNIM's also a possible.

Anonymous said...

All is not well in S'LIElandia

Anonymous said...

These clowns have to keep running (and lying) faster and faster just to stay where they are.
Of all the harebrained schemes in KCMO, and there have been many over the years, this is the one that will finally break the bank.
And it's so far gone that they can't stop now. Just like Bernie Madoff.

Anonymous said...

Tell the lie long enough and loud enough. Bastards, stop lying city hall!

Anonymous said...

Russ owns you bitches!

Anonymous said...

Tonys echo chamber.

......eetcar, tcar, car...

Anonymous said...

He said "reporter" so you can rest assured he WASNT talking about you Tony.

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Anonymous said...

Why do you say "US" instead of "ME?"

Aren't you a one man band blogger?

Anonymous said...

This guy Russ is such a douchebag. Please go away.

Anonymous said...

The house of cards will come crashing down soon enough.

Anonymous said...

I like russ. But on this one he's wrong. The train will not lead to density or economic development. It's just about moving people, it's not the panacea.

Anonymous said...

Yes we are.

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to take the streetcar from my subsidized loft to get $2 cans of PBR at the Mike's Tavern Happy hour. Part of living in a diverse cosmopolitan city is being able to drink yard beers at dive bars then pass out on public transportation.

If you rubes ever visited NYC you'd know that!

Anonymous said...

I would moved to NYC so I could ride real trains but my $15 per hour job wouldn't rent a closet there.

Anonymous said...

Yup charge a toll on I-70 fir badley needed repairs, but hand 3 million, from tax payers all over the state, to a bunch of juveniles run amok for a toy train. These bastards are so fucking corrupt they think it is perfectly normal to operate like this.

Anonymous said...

1130 demonstrates classic suburbanite magical thinking and a child's understanding of where taxes "come from" simultaneously.

Also, unsurprisingly, he had a Johnson county IP address