Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Second Look: Explaining The Mayor Sly James Kansas City Minimum Wage Increase Ordinance 'Fight For $15' Double-Cross



While Kansas City Mayor Sly James attempts to equivocate and explain his convoluted support and objection to another minimum wage increase, the backstabbing political move should be familiar to those who have followed his career and continued treachery against every interest but his own.

There are quite a few theories regarding Mayor Sly's recent BACKTRACK on the minimum wage increase vote coming up this Thursday but none of them consider the big picture given that this blog has literally written the book on one of the most duplicitous leaders Kansas City has seen in a generation.

What's important to understand is that OUR BLOG COMMUNITY PREDICTED THIS MOVE and has leads local news in understanding the double talk of this politico.

A great line from recent comments:

"It was cynical and manipulative for anyone in leadership to "support" the $15 minimum wage, all the while knowing it wouldn't happen in real life."

Meanwhile, the Mayor continues to dance and two-step around the issue . . .

KC Biz Journal: James: Minimum wage ordinance is 'good theater,' nothing else

Money line . . .

"A lot of people believe it's time to raise the minimum wage, and I'm one of them. The only problem I've got is, passing this ordinance in a hasty manner might be good theater, might be interesting politics. It's not what I would consider to be great leadership, and it's not effective."

"James pointed to the Missouri General Assembly which is already working to stop any local minimum wage ordinances. The bill, which should move smoothly through the Republican-controlled chambers, would likely be signed my Gov. Eric Greitens. That's why James says an ordinance in Kansas City would be ineffective.

"Instead, the mayor supports a petition initiative."
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Accordingly . . .

The problem here is that the Mayor STILL voices his support for a controversial and costly effort that many small biz owners and Conservatives decry. But he won't take any real world action to back up his statements. It's the worst of both worlds for the Mayor and a rare public display of TOTAL  POLITICAL COWARDICE on a divisive local topic.

The problem that local advocates of the upcoming KCMO Fair Wage vote confront is that they don't know how the Mayor will vote . . . Given that support for a Missouri fair wage petition and a vote approving a KCMO minimum wage increase aren't mutually exclusive.

As always, we'd like to help . . .

Mayor Sly typically finds an excuse to temporarily step out on the most controversial local votes whilst claiming some kind of emergency or previous commitment. He usually doesn't like to vote YES OR NO against these kind of things and will instead play hide & seek with voters, the media and the public as few "journalists" hold him accountable for his often confused legislative actions.

Developing . . .

7 Comments:

Anonymous said...

All politicians are crooks and liars.

Sly is just better than most.

Anonymous said...

The Rotund Bow-tie speaks out of both sides of his mouth. There are many fine folks in this city that are not impressed with Slie.

Did anyone really believe that Slie would follow through with his wanting to get the minimum wage on the ballot?

And the city wants us, the taxpayers to vote for a GO bond that has no language in it that states where the money HAS to be used. We voted in several years ago a tax increase that was for infrastructure. Where did THAT money go?

Anonymous said...

It ain't gonna happen. Get over it. Go to school, get and educations and start a blog. WAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Anonymous said...

^^^ Reads TKC 5 times a day.

Anonymous said...

Who needs to read. Same old libtard nutty ass wacked out shit can be memorized in 20 seconds. Can't get more predictable that a Mexican patriot with issues.

Anonymous said...

This is like when he wanted to halve TIF to 50% when the votes weren't there but then became an opponent when Lucas' 75% ordinance was going to pass. If he didn't take such jolly selfies with white women, he'd have accomplished nothing in KC.

Anonymous said...

Did 3/7/17, 5:17 PM get it right. He seems to be saying that Sly is a better liar and a better crook. then most.