TKC SUNDAY FACT CHECK: TRUE OR FALSE??? MAYOR SLY SEYZ AIRLINES WILL PAY FOR NEW SINGLE-TERMINAL AIRPORT!!!
Just as we warned Kansas City voters earlier . . . After Mayor Sly earns an $800,000,000 GO Bond Victory . . . He's already in the planning stages of and preparing for another single-terminal airport campaign kick-off.
Sadly, the latest effort simply repeats rhetoric that Mayor Sly has already crashed and burned . . .
Take a look:
Just like so many popular politico . . . Mayor Sly refuses to acknowledge any facts or arguments that contradict his agenda.
In a more effective strategic move, Mayor Sly James triggers the greed and paranoia of voters and argues that they're being short changed by MCI . . . When it fact, Kansas City residents have long claimed that convenience and low cost of the current configuration are more important than anything else.
Finally, Mayor Sly uses a catch phrase that offers a simple explanation to a complex challenge . . .
We've noted this before but it deserves repeating now that the argument is taking flight in Kansas City again . . .
THE AIRLINES ARE NOT CO-SIGNING ANY BOND ISSUE BACKING UP THE FINANCIAL FATE OF THE PROPOSED NEW KANSAS CITY SINGLE-TERMINAL!!!
Reality . . .
The extent of the airlines "backing" the single-terminal airport plan is only a non-binding, flimsy and completely unenforceable MOU document which only promises that IF Kansas City builds a new airport THEN the airlines will probably pay rent there, too.
Even the airport marketing dudes are forced to admit that . . . For KCI, KCMO petition and Missouri Statute require vote for bond issuance . . . LIKE IT OR NOT, THE AIRLINES ARE NOT FINANCIALLY OBLIGATED FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW AIRPORT!!!
And so . . . Let's at the Mayor previews another ask for Kansas City voters amid his steadily falling popularity. It's worth considering that this argument might once again crash and burn.
You decide . . .