Thursday, October 06, 2016

TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! MISSOURI AMENDMENT 4 THREATENS TO DERAIL KANSAS CITY TOY TRAIN STREETCAR EXTENSION TAX SCHEME!!!



Once again Missouri law could thwart Kansas City politicos and their despicable attempt to avoid a citywide vote on the streetcar extension.

To wit . . .

CRITICS OF THE TOY TRAIN CELEBRATE MISSOURI AMENDMENT 4 THAT COULD THROW LOCAL SALES TAX INCREASE SCHEMES LIKE THE KANSAS CITY STREETCAR EXTENSION OFF TRACK!!!



Here's the word . . .

"Voters will have a chance to derail streetcar expansion plans in the November 8th General Election. The trolley folks’ plan is to increase sales and real estate taxes to pay for expansion. If constitutional amendment 4 passes, they will have a hard time coming up with the $$$."

What we're really talking bout here is precedent for another court fight that awaits the toy train streetcar extension because arrogant, deceitful and conniving streetcar supporters refuse to even attempt to create community consensus and would rather railroad Kansas City voters with ANOTHER crooked election.

Thankfully, it seems that once again the local money train for developers, consultants, lawyers and politicos has run into a Missouri road block in a state where anti-tax efforts usually garner a welcomed reception.



More background . . .

KSPR: How Missouri's Amendment 4 in November impacts your wallet

Missouri Municipal League Oppose Amendment 4: Citizens could face a reduction of vital local services.

MO Times: Amendment 4 takes spotlight with polling, new opposition

KSMU: “Yes” on Amendment 4 Means No New Taxes on Services in Missouri

You decide . . .

37 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey, at the very least all the streetcar lawyers will have to earn their money for a change. It'll be nice putting them to work.

Anonymous said...

Maybe they will have to start charging for the amusement ride instead of making property owners pay.

Anonymous said...

Streetcar = Biggest scam running in KC right now.

Agree with TKC, extending it might not be a bad idea but the way they are doing it should be illegal. 300 voters shouldn't be able to run up a bill worth 200 million for the rest of the city.

Anonymous said...

We will soon vote on the combat tax, the children's services act (urban youth scam), infrastructure bond issue and who knows what other taxes. This is in addition to unvoted tif giveaways, cid's everywhere, port authority tax scams, city hall emergency funding ordinances and just plain free taxpayer money gifts to grifters (baptist convention). All without any audits, justification, accountability and a big fuck you from sly and the council. Time to say no, folks.

Anonymous said...

Save us State legislators! We need laws and we need them fast.

Louie Wright said...

Yeah, the outrage against the streetcar is so overwhelming. Keep wishing & keep posting the titty pics basement boy. See you at the extension groundbreaking

Anonymous said...

Sales tax is a very regressive tax. Our fellow, poor citizens have to buy food and medicine

theEditor said...

A yes vote on amendment 4 will reduce local services? Really, what services? We can barely get trash pickup and wasnt that the same excuse they used on the 1% income tax people have to pay. They need to make their mind up - all these taxes aren't being used for the same purpose and the article is misleading.

Anonymous said...

Looks like the Missouri Municipal League opposes amendment 4. Looks like a lot of cities want to expand the sales tax base. No one represents elected officials and bureaucrats better and looks to screw taxpayers more than the MML. So we have a taxpayer funded lobbying organization that spends taxpayer funds to campaign for tax increases.

Anonymous said...

Here is idea. Let the tourist that use it, pay for it.

Anonymous said...

Basement boy is really working up a lather this morning!

Anonymous said...

David Johnson will have a hard time rigging the election on Amendment 4.

Anonymous said...

I hope people will vote no. By people I mean White people who outnumber everybody else 3:1.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting about this, we need to get the word out. This looks like our best option to stop this b.s.

Anonymous said...

You KC freeloaders remember when the city pitch on the earnings tax was that if you didn't cram it down everyone's throat the city wold have to have higher property taxes? Well, guess what/ Now the city is going to try and raise your property taxes to support the African't Express on which they are giving away free rides and charging you for operating costs. Since I wasn't even allowed to vote on the earning tax and got screwed by you folks in KC it is a little hard for me to have sympathy, but I hope the light is coming on for a few of ya. If you don't get off your fat asses and put a stop to this shit it is only going to get worse. Anyone remember when the city functioned just fine with no sales tax whatsoever? That was back before the libtard dreamers decided they could not only take your money, but spent it on any favorite pet projects they can dream up. I can't wait to see how they bend you over on the airport deal...or Kemper...or the Negro Compex at 18th and Vine ...or the Train Station...or God knows what else.

Anonymous said...

Listen shithead you don't have to work in KC

Anonymous said...

10:01: Did you mean you hope people vote "yes?" This is one of those purposefully confusing questions where a yes vote means no to additional taxes on services.

Anonymous said...

And Personal Bias, of course, but that's practically a given.

Anonymous said...

Tony's logical fallacy today is False Cause.

He presumed that a real or perceived relationship between things means that one is the cause of the other.

Many people confuse correlation (things happening together or in sequence) for causation (that one thing actually causes the other to happen). Sometimes correlation is coincidental, or it may be attributable to a common cause.

And Personal Bias, of course, but that's practically a given.

Anonymous said...

Amazing that KC Star & Business Journal did not pickup on this serious flaw in expansion plans when they were publishing the press releases from the trolley folks.

Anonymous said...

I am proud to say that last night, i rode the street car to PL then to Sprint for the Hockey game. I hope that pisses you off. I work for the state so your taxes pay my salary; and frankly I deserve a raise for being smarter than all of you people and being a Mizzou grad. Sincerely, MR STOPLIGHTS

Anonymous said...

Oh, and I will be doing the same again on Saturday for the NBA game at Sprint. So if any of you have the balls, try and find me downtown and tell me to my face how much I piss you off. I'm not worried, because none of you people can or will do anything to me.

Anonymous said...

I meant yes. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Vote Yes!!!!! Stop the grifters once and for all. Vote in favor of Amendment 4 and against Combat tax. Yes, we can!!!

Anonymous said...

And I'm sure you parked in River Market. The streetcar has created a parking problem in the neighborhood.

Anonymous said...

The MAX bus provides the same service

Anonymous said...

Do any of basement boy's groupies know how to read? Amendment 4 has nothing to do with streetcar.

Anonymous said...

All of you are complete idiots if you think Amendment 4 actually impacts the streetcar, which is funded by local sales tax on goods, not services. Amendment 4 prevents new sales taxes on services, which is more out of fear than out of a current problem we have right now. Very few services are actually taxed.

If Amendment 4 passes, I think the streetcar will do just fine.

Anonymous said...

False cause, you say, 1:00?

It pays to think critically.

Anonymous said...

1:00 is lying. Anything that is reported on basement boy's blog is factual.

Anonymous said...

10:23 Sorry dude I'm not black so I don't get the city hall email blast telling me how I don't need a job to live fine in KC.

Anonymous said...

1:00pm – Here is the exact words on the ballot. I see the word "transaction." It appears you are confused or starting drinking too early today.

“Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to prohibit a new state or local sales/use or other similar tax on any service or transaction that was not subject to a sales/use or similar tax as of January 1, 2015?”

No more kc ripoffs! said...

Full stop for the streetcar? Yes please!

Anonymous said...

If the developers that are so enthused about the streetcar want to pay for it, let them. They already get free 20 year tax abatements. And if the City was smart, they'd run a streetcar line extension down the 12th Street Bridge to the West Bottoms and let all the development happen in that virtual wasteland of space. It could be a hipster's dream. We don't need a streetcar clogging up more of Main Street.

DramavilleKC said...

I work Downtown, pay the KC Welfare Tax and as soon as I get off-speed back to JOCO. You couldn't pay me to live in KCMO's borders. Grid terse, thieves, liars and cons. Everyday when I walk by City Hall, I flip the bird. KC is a shithole.

DramavilleKC said...

I work Downtown, pay the KC Welfare Tax and as soon as I get off-speed back to JOCO. You couldn't pay me to live in KCMO's borders. Grid terse, thieves, liars and cons. Everyday when I walk by City Hall, I flip the bird. KC is a shithole.

Anonymous said...

3:48 PM – you are right, the developers seem to love the trolley so let them pay for it. Too bad job creators and merchants are not fond of it.