Monday, March 06, 2017

DISGRACE!!! MAYOR SLY JAMES SELLS OUT KANSAS CITY FAIR WAGE FIGHTERS AND SHIFTS BLAME TO MISSOURI LEGISLATURE!!!



Tonight, Mayor Sly James proves that he's all talk and his words of encouragement to the working poor have been nothing more than empty rhetoric.

Back in 2015, the Mayor was full of EPIC pronouncements and support for a $15 "Fair Wage" minimum wage increase for local workers.

Today . . .

THE MAYOR ABANDONS SUPPORT FOR THE KANSAS CITY $15 MINIMUM WAGE AND HOPES TO FOCUS ACTIVISTS ON MISSOURI POLITICOS IN JEFF CITY!!!

Here's the double talk statement that tops the news tonight. Checkit:

On Minimum Wage Increase – Shortcuts Lead to Dead-ends

Beyond the corny and folksy chatter, check the his latest shuffle and pivot on the topic that's sure to anger both sides of the issue:



This Thursday, I will introduce a resolution calling for support of a statewide initiative petition to amend state statute and raise the minimum wage in Missouri.

For the last two years, my office has worked with local labor leaders, community, and faith organizations in order to find an effective and meaningful way to amend state law and raise the minimum wage by statewide initiative petition. In my mind it’s not enough to simply advocate, we have to build coalitions around policies that actually help people make ends meet.

Last year, I began meeting regularly with mayors from across the state. Our meetings are an effort to better understand the needs and challenges among urban and rural communities. I believe a minimum wage increase is something that can have broad support in both urban and rural communities across Missouri.

Increasing the minimum wage in Kansas City has been a journey that began in 2015. I was proud to vote for a minimum wage increase in 2015 when I supported ordinance 150217. This ordinance was the result of open debate, compromise, and most importantly – we believed it was the right thing for Kansas City. However, the ordinance was immediately subjected to a referendum, and repealed.

Two years later – the effort to give deserving men and women a raise has encountered: One law passed by the state legislature prohibiting cities from increasing their minimum wage, one referendum, one initiative petition, two court cases and finally – this week – a new bill introduced in Jefferson City that would strip any right of our city, or any Missouri city, to increase their minimum wage.

It’s become apparent: The only feasible solution available to us is to take this to a statewide vote and remove legislative obstruction, ensuring Kansas City, and all Missourians, can vote to raise their wage.

Missouri workers deserve a raise. Families deserve security. And It’s time to put politics aside.
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Translation . . .

MAYOR SLY JAMES SOLD OUT KANSAS CITY FAIR WAGE FIGHTERS AND BETRAYED PROMISES TO HELP THEIR CAUSE AMID THIS RUSH TO ESTABLISH LEGISLATION BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE!!!

This is the worst kind of move because it's not going to make anyone happy . . . He's still putting pressure on small biz who feel threatened by this move . . . Yet the milquetoast effort will certainly be defeated at the statewide level and he's basically leading the working poor to the political slaughter.

For a more direct look at the legislative deadline crisis behind the scenes of this issue, check a statement from Councilman Quinton Lucas on the topic . . .



The 3rd District At-Large politico provides an explanation of the ordinance and the deadline |KCMO confronts this week.

 Nevertheless . . .

More than anything, the Mayor's statement from City Hall plays of political hot potato, kicks the can down the road or simply demonstrates a failure of a local leader to admit the facts . . .

Mayor Sly is willing to talk a good game about the "Fight For $15" but he won't do anything substantive to help their cause.

You decide . . .

17 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Of course Sly wasn't going to do anything. He's only serious when he gets out his bull horn.

Anonymous said...

Sell-Out Sly.

Anonymous said...

Windy as he'll tonight, is that Sly blowing all this hot air?

Anonymous said...

$15 an hour for min wage is bullshit anyway.

Real KC said...

+1

Real KC said...

Agree with 7:24 but Sly isn't saying that it's not bull shit, he's just shoveling more of it. He wants it but won't risk his neck for it. Lazy politician.

Anonymous said...

Yes, it is bullshit minimum wage should be $0.01 per hour with a $0.40 per week maximum. That would allow me to keep more money for myself.

Anonymous said...

SLY I LIE JAMES KEEP VOTING FOR THESE LIBERALS IT SHOWS HOW STUPID YOU ARE

Anonymous said...

Those democraps, fucking the people right and left while the snowflakes like Byron love it.

Sly will say whatever it takes to get the people to vote for him as he has proven for what, 6 years now.

JimBrodi said...

Sly only believes on helping Sly. That's all he has ever been about.

Anonymous said...

what a joke.

like a bad magic trick where the audience sees how the trick is done.

Anonymous said...

Sly hates it when Kansas Citians initiate petitions against City Hall, but tells us all to initiate petitions against the Missouri Legislature!!

Hypocrite!!!!

Anonymous said...

This is a bullshit strategy hand fed to Sly James by Obamy's activist organization. Sly parades a wage plan in front of the Republican State legislature knowing they won't (nor would the Democrats) pass a statewide $15.00 per hour minimum wage. The he parades around claiming his hands are tied while his crew instigates statewide protests blaming the Republicans and, as usual, trying to make himself look like the savior of the NO SKILLED working class. The truth is his money folks, cronies and supporters in KC have already told him to keep his dick skinners out of business wages. So, being the opportunist he is he will get as much mileage as he can agitating the morons. Of course what he doesn't get is that somewhere one of these unskilled shitflakes will cross the line and our new governor will unleash a world of terror that will firmly suggest that these little ass holes get back home and feed their children before their ass takes up residence in jail - where they will earn 30 cents a day.

Tis is so damn lame and predictable it isn't funny. The sad part is the lives and safety he will risk once the street animals are unleashed. What a sorry piece of shit.

Anonymous said...

WINNER^^^^^

Anonymous said...

@9:15 nails it.

Just typical Sly double speak. A real shame that he still pretends to be in charge.

Anonymous said...

The sounds coming out of Sly's mouth or the BULL HORN is not talk it is just a collection of words. He is inarticulate and tends to spend a lot of his talk time coloring the message. It is near impossible to catch him in a lie as he is always nebulous and "suggesting" Forget his BULLHORN just vote NO on everything he "suggests"

Retro ROCKER said...

This guy Sly is in the Chamber of Commerce pocket and the Missouri restaurant asso... Political contributions