KANSAS CITY TOY TRAIN STREETCAR AND MO TRANSPORTATION TAX FACT CHECK!!!
Remember that KICK-ASS KANSAS CITY INSIDERS told us about transportation tax routed to the toy train streetcar before anybody else . . . Now it's newsie and political fact . . .
Here's a pretty good post that lays out the deal . . .
Kansas City’s Murky Streetcar Deal Goes Public
Conclusion . . .
"This murky deal is the worst type of policy making. The “swap” essentially makes the streetcar policy and the transportation sales tax more politically palatable to those living in downtown Kansas City by making state taxpayers unwittingly pay for a massive share of the streetcar. This is the type of bargain that is only necessary because the state and Kansas City plan to spend huge sums on wasteful “transportation” projects, and only possible because a sales tax means that who pays has nothing to do with who benefits."
Translation . . .
This is Kansas City politicos attempting to lure people to this town by showing everybody that they're willing to destroy local democracy, bankrupt this town, and then sell out their constituents for a shiny new train that doesn't really serve a practical purpose.
Developing . . .