FIRST ON TKC: COMMUNITY PUSH BACK AGAINST KANSAS CITY TAX AND SPEND DEAD TREE MEDIA JOURNALISM!!!
Because or Kansas City blog community is NOW THE LEADER IN LOCAL FREE SPEECH AND OP/ED OPINION for both the for both the cowtown intelligentsia AND the broke-ass plebs . . . Right now we want to feature this KICK-ASS opinion on Dead Tree Media reporting.
CHECK THIS KANSAS CITY DEAD TREE MEDIA FACT CHECK ON TOY TRAIN AND TRANSPORTATION TAX REPORTING!!!
Here's a bit of data on the Missouri levy . . . Amendment 7: The Tax That Keeps On Taxing
And now, here's how it applies to the upcoming Toy Train streetcar . . .
Letter to the Editor, Kansas City Star:
I do believe the Star loses credibility and does a tremendous disservice to its readers when it "phrases" things to further City Hall's agenda.
There are many examples everyday on the editorial page but one that was glaring on Saturday. In the "Streetcar" article on page A6, the writer states "if the state transportation tax passes, MoDOT pledged to contribute at least $144 million of those revenues to the Streetcar and Prospect MAX."
The writer makes it sound like a bride. If the voters pass amendment 7, MoDOT is going to send us this additional money, when in fact it is money we would get for roads and bridges as our share of the new tax. The way this was written was deceitful and misleading. They are paying us with our money for a project that is not worth the $60 million per mile price tag.
This was a "back room" deal done by the Mayor and MoDOT. In fact the City is not being honest with the Voters when they use the $60,000,000 per mile figure. The CATO institute reported in June 2014, the average cost for light rail, above ground, in twelve US Cities was averaging $109,000,000 per mile.
A VOTE FOR AMENDMENT #7 IS A VOTE FOR THE STREETCAR! VOTE NO AUGUST 5TH AMENDMENT #7
Citizens for Responsible Government
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