Thursday, March 16, 2017

TKC EXCLUSIVE FACT CHECK!!! PREZ TRUMP BUDGET CUTS FUNDING FOR KANSAS CITY TOY TRAIN STREETCAR!!!



The latest budget proposal from Prez Trump refocuses spending priorities on projects vital to Americans and eliminates a great deal of waste and bureaucracy. Accordingly, money and grant funding that has served to finance the Kansas City streetcar has been slashed.

To wit . . .

THE STREETCAR BOOM UNDER PREZ OBAMA HAS NOW BEEN CUT BY PREZ TRUMP'S NEW BUDGET!!! THE KEY COMPONENT OF THE KANSAS CITY TOY TRAIN STREETCAR AND ITS EXPANSION IS NOW TARGETED BY PREZ TRUMP AND THE GOP!!!

Like it or not, this is the least controversial of all Prez Trump's financial moves and something that Conservatives have advocated for years. TIGER grants have been the building blocks of the streetcar and now their use is under fire by the new administration.



A smart quote analyzing the topic from a local perspective:

"All those big Republican out of state downtown developers with 15 year tax abatements who love the Streetcar and voted for Trump may now have a few regrets."

Nevertheless, the streetcar funding now at FULL STOP under the new budget should give Kansas City residents, voters and politicos a moment of pause about the viability of a "touristy frou-frou" transit that has dominated the local discourse and was prominently featured as the centerpiece of so many development schemes inside and around the loop.

Check the links:

Curbed: Proposed Trump budget makes billion-dollar cuts in city transportation, development funds

StreetsBlog: Trump’s Budget Takes an Axe to Transit

Daily Reporter: Trump budget proposal seeks to scrap grant program used for streetcar projects

The Street: Trump's Plan Cuts Transportation Budget, Eliminates Funding for New Projects

The Hill: Trump budget proposes 13 percent cut to Transportation Dept

Developing . . .

32 Comments:

Anonymous said...

it's about time. Maybe now KCMO will start charging riders.

Anonymous said...

This is why KC is being asked to vote for GO bonds. In order to finance the streetcar, the hotel and the airport.

Super Dave said...

Reality has done hit the Trolly Folly. Park this overpriced act of stupidity and get the buses to rolling like they were to begin with.

Anonymous said...

Yeah fortunately the budget doesn't have to go through Congress or anything so TRUMP'S WORD IS AUTOMATICALLY LAW!!!

SO IT SHALL BE WRITTEN SO IT SHALL BE DONE!!

Moron.

Anonymous said...

Several of his closest allies have said the plan has virtually no chance in Congress. - Washington Post

Yeah the Streetcar's fate is undoubtedly sealed!!

Anonymous said...

6:17 Nowhere does TKC say it is automatically law. Budget proposal. Proposal. Say together, proposal.
Stupid cocksucker.

JimBrodi said...

TIGER grants were Obama's way to fund his political allies. The streetcar depending on that money wad a recipe for failure.

Now KC is stuck with a lemon.

Anonymous said...

Mayors: “mortally wounds the places where the majority of Americans live, work and play”

HA HA HA HA HA HA!

DEAL WITH IT!

DING DING! TOOT TOOT!

Anonymous said...

They need to start charging riders. Why should we all have to pay for their downtown party?

Anonymous said...

OMG what are the hipsters creatives, and all the other leaches attached to taxpayers going to do!

Anonymous said...

So I guess we won't see you at any ground breaking NAAAANAAAAANAAAA HA HA HA HA HA

Louie Wright said...

Up next, cuts & decapitations of strippers who've ridden the streetcar!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Welcome to the new hip and trendy concept known as

WALKING

Thats right we are now officially a WALKABLE CITY


Anonymous said...

Ask a downtown tax incentives lawyer to walk to lunch?

Anonymous said...

^^^^^^^ HA^^^^^^^^

Anonymous said...

^^^^^^^^Another streetcar post from this guy:

http://guardianksmo.blogspot.com

Keep chasing your whale Ahab!!!! In the meantime, real streetcar news here:

http://tonyskcstreetcar.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Sly's Planned Indusrial Expansion Authority, PIEA, just gave $15 Million in tax breaks to an apartment developer on the Strretcar Line, 21st & Main. I thought when we spent $125 Million on a 2 mile toy train we wouldn't have to subsidize development along the route!! LIE!!!!

VOTE NO on Sly's $800 Million Bond!!!

Anonymous said...

^^^^^^Sly LIES. How do you know? His lips are moving!

Anonymous said...

But see, 7:17, that is what he said.

" money and grant funding...has been slashed.

"THE STREETCAR BOOM UNDER PREZ OBAMA HAS NOW BEEN CUT"

"...the streetcar funding now at FULL STOP"

HAS BEEN slashed. NOW BEEN cut. FULL STOP.

He twists the truth and you lap it up like dogs.

And of course, Jack the Ripper.

Anonymous said...

Streetcar pimps, 8:45, are out in force tonight. And we are stuck with Toy Train to nowhere. SUCKERS.

The KC Ref said...

"streetcar pimps"

We have a winner. Best new phrase coined in KC!

Anonymous said...

Park the shit out hole Democrats BITCHES streetcar in front of the Plaza , make it a homeless shelter for all the LIBERAL Democrat party ass holes and Diebels HOMO TRANNY BITCHES customers !

Anonymous said...

They need to charge riders. End of story. DONE!

Anonymous said...

Quit acting like the trolley is REAL public transit. It's a glorified amusement ride on par with the Plaza carriages.

Anonymous said...

8:45 Again.... PROPOSED! We should not be giving Federal Tax money for amusement rides, Democrat public radio (or Republican), goofball art programs and grants that study 50 Shades of Gray or Dogman sightings.

Anonymous said...

I'll second the previous 2 comments:

"Anonymous Anonymous said...
Quit acting like the trolley is REAL public transit. It's a glorified amusement ride on par with the Plaza carriages.

3/16/17, 11:52 PM
Anonymous Anonymous said...
8:45 Again.... PROPOSED! We should not be giving Federal Tax money for amusement rides, Democrat public radio (or Republican), goofball art programs and grants that study 50 Shades of Gray or Dogman sightings."

I don't have any beef against the street car or the arts programs. My only issue is why should ALL tax payers be forced to subsidize these endeavors rather than the street car paying its own way with rider fees and the arts programs being supported by generous donors who can CHOOSE to donate their hard earned money to the programs they see fit to support.

And before you box me into some label. I defy party lines.

- I believe in PERSONAL CHOICE over Government Choice
- I want to choose whether I abort or not
- I want to choose whether I buy a gun or not
- I want to choose if I live with my same sex or the opposite
- I want to choose if I believe in God or not without being labeled a tree hugger or a bible basher
- I want to choose whether my wages go to support one "charity" or another. Whether it is the "Charity" of paying for an arts program or a trolley car. I feel many of these programs could be funded through philanthropic endeavors rather than tax payers.

Anonymous said...

^^^^^^^THAT^^^^^^^^

Anonymous said...

10:21-Chuck-Your mother was a homo tranny bitch who gave up her ass to the Democrat Party in the homeless shelter.

Anonymous said...

^^^^^Studied biology in the KCPS.

Anonymous said...

8:14 - Suck - it was actually your mother that we all took turns fucking. She was genuinely appreciative that all our dicks were bigger than your little shriveled up noodle that she usually got.

Anonymous said...

thank Our Mr. Trump for cancelling the Toot Toot funds. He is a very preceptive leader. No more Toot Toot crap See you at ground breaking HaHa Ha!!

Anonymous said...

"Shit man, I need these funds so I can pay off people, like a good community organizer! They be'un RACIST against me." Cue Suck triggering.