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 . . .