TKC MUST READ!!! KANSAS CITY GO BOND OPPONENTS FEAR CORPORATE GREED!!!
There's a common theme of distrust and suspicion directed against local business leaders and elected officials among opposition to upcoming GO BONDS and the litany of tax increases on the upcoming ballot.
To wit . . .
OPPONENTS OF PROPOSED KANSAS CITY APRIL 4TH TAX INCREASE BALLOT QUESTIONS SHARE SKEPTICISM OF THE POLITICAL MOTIVES FOR SO MUCH CORPORATE CAMPAIGN FUNDING!!!
We've been struggling to keep up with so many e-mails and messages sent our way that oppose GO BONDS and other efforts. However, for tonight we wanted to pick out quotes that represent a common theme of distrust among local voters.
The reality is that even a cursory look the MO Ethics website will reveal a litany of law firms and corporations donating to support GO BONDS while the opposition is loosely organized and funded by small private donations that don't even equal 1/100th of the financing for property tax increase efforts.
Accordingly, here's the word . . .
Kansas City Political Money Fact Check
"At a time when KCMO residents are being asked to vote for a massive all-time record $800M bond issue, meaning that all property-owning residents would see significant tax hikes for at least the next few decades, it's more important than ever to understand how some politicians appear to be conspiring with business leaders to reap a disproportionate share of the taxpayer spoils. Why would individuals and corporations, including a great many KCMO non-residents, be making political contributions in 2015/2016/2017, let alone even thinking about our future municipal election in 2019? The answer, of course, is that they're solicited to make the contributions in exchange for votes, approvals, and/or favors. KCMO municipal government is so corrupt, that those doing business in the city have come to see the political contribution game as merely the cost of doing business. It's public corruption, poorly disguised behind a thin veil of secrecy."
Consultant Class Skepticism
"It is critical we ignore the poll numbers put out by the FAKE NEWS pundits. You’ve seen the avalanche of flyers clogging up trashcans and recycle bins and now today the mayor called with a recording. Close to $1,000,000 has been or will be spent to convince voters this BIGGEST TAX INCREASE IN KANSAS CITY HISTORY is good for them. With that kind of money we have to wonder what are they hiding? Could it be proverbial “Bait and Switch”? Looks more like it everyday! "
Big Biz Donations And Allegations Of Corrupt Council Members
"While KCMO is asking for more of our money, how can we be sure that our increased property taxes won't be funneled to a connected company who then turn around and give that money to re-elect Councilmembers? It's government money laundering and appearance of corruption that everyone should be asking about . . ."
You decide . . .