Sunday, September 18, 2016

Will Kansas City Historic Homicide Spike Hurt Jackson County COMBAT Tax Renewal???



After two decades there's not much new that proponents of the Jackson County COMBAT anti-drug tax can tell voters.

It has basically evolved into yet another anti-violence program that doesn't seem to be working right now.

And so, better than faking debate betwixt boring politicos . . . We think it's better to ask our blog community . . .

SHOULD VOTERS RENEW THE JACKSON COUNTY COMBAT TAX GIVEN SO MANY PROBLEMS AT THE COUNTY, A MOVE TOWARD MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY AND THE RISING LEVEL OF LOCAL VIOLENCE???

Like every other tax, elected officials will argue for it's reinstatement and use scare tactics to carry their message further.

But, in tax weary Kansas City the voting reality on this one is well known but unspoken. . .


COMBAT stays winning because it pays out so much cash to community groups and politically affiliated locals in return for ongoing support.

And so, the real question might not be the election or murder or drugs but how voters can get aboard this gravy train in return for their support like just about every advocate who touts the tax in spite of the obvious lack effectiveness or local benefit.

You decide . . .

16 Comments:

Anonymous said...

The COMBAT tax will pass easily. Just the people who get some of the money it raises alone should be more than enough votes for it to carry.
And the $20 million or so a year will continue to fund the same ineffective nonprofits with the same unsuccessful programs that it has for decades. And the crime rate will continue fueled by the same levels of drug use and dealing as in the past.
And there'll continue to be insider funding of fake nonprofits.
And most of all, there'll continue to be no accountability.
Let's buy more posters.

Anonymous said...

More money down the drain.

Anonymous said...

KC voters are fools, they just vote to waste money.

Anonymous said...

KC hs a "combat tax." If you needed confirmation that Killer City is a war zone, this would be it.

Anonymous said...

It should definitely hurt the renewal of the public safety sales tax!!!!

chuck said...

Tax payer funds sent to Democrats to help elect Democrats and keep the "No Snitching" Liberal Narrative alive, which, of course, is based on HATING WHITEY and hating America.

America hates you White Boy.

Anonymous said...

If you announce that the tax will be voted on in less than 50 days, there's less chance for the opposition to organize. For a number of years at JACO courthouse the combat tax was known as "Rev. Tindall's money"

Anonymous said...

As a northlander there is no chance I'll support any new bond issue, or existing tax. We don't get any police protection, and the loss of our CIO officers were the last straw. The chief won't even come north and address us? I've talked to all of my neighbors and we won't support any new money. We don't get services anyways.

Frequent Voter said...

Combat tax is an old idea that has outlasted it's usefulness.

Combat tax is no longer effective.

Combat tax has devolved into a slush fund.

Combat tax now allows for crime to flourish in the neighborhoods it purports to help.

Combat tax needs crime to justify existing.

Combat tax will fail in November.

Combat tax will be a zombie tax after November because it will be put on following election ballots until it finally passes.

A vote for the Combat tax is a vote for Rev James Tindal, Gwen Grant, Jim Nunnelly, Urban Summit and Freedom Inc.

I will vote No.

Anonymous said...

As a Northlander you will not vote on this tax issue.
Google it, idiot.

I can vote on this issue and I will vote "no"

Anonymous said...

good question. no credbility for a renewal.

Anonymous said...

What will kill the Combat Tax with voters is an audit. When voters get a clue on the bullshit this money has been spent on it is game over. Anyone seen one coming lately?

Bob said...

If the proposal says "tax" without also saying "reduce" or "eliminate," I will vote against it, unless its supporters can demonstrate empirically that the programs the tax supports are both effective and worth the cost. Which won't happen, because they aren't.

Anonymous said...

I don't care as long as we get to 116. 116 ROCKS !!!

Anonymous said...

the local newspaper article citing an investigation of incompetence and malfeasance in the juvenile division serves to underscore larger manqgement issues.

a blank check without some specific commitment to improve may not fly with voters.

Anonymous said...

Since the first year of the COMBAT TAX crime is up, Drug use is up and the not for profits that get the handout still do not have independent audits and they forget to send in their 990's. Most of the city council have never read a 990's and probably do not now why they should read them.
TURN OFF THE FREE MONEY== VOTE NO on COMBAT TAX.