Saturday, September 30, 2017

TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! KC3T PAC BUILDS EPIC CAMPAIGN WAR CHEST AS NEW KANSAS CITY SINGLE-TERMINAL AIRPORT VOTE APPROACHES!!!



The KC Transportation Transit and Tourism Committee was formed this earlier this year and September has seen a litany of local concerns contributing BIG MONEY to this political action group as the the new airport election draws near.

Missouri political operative Matt Dameron is the treasurer of KC3T and we've compiled this quick list of EPIC donations over this past month.

Take a peek:

UMB Bank - $10,000

Cerner Corporation - $100,000

Hallmark Cards - $25,000

Husch Blackwell - $25,000

Heavy Constructors Association Industry Advancement Fund - $100,000

Kansas City Regional Association of REALTORS - $15,000

The Builders Association - $25,000

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City - $10,000

And so . . .

That's $310K WORTH OF EPIC FUNDRAISING IN JUST ONE MONTH DESPITE AN AIRPORT BIDDING CIRCUS COUPLED WITH BURNS & MAC FAIL!!!

What have we learned???

Local political pundits tell us the campaign for the new airport is behind schedule and confronts a great deal of skepticism. That's true BUT  this data reported FIRST on TKC reveals that there's also a lot of cash weighing in on the topic of transit that's sure to change and/or buy local goodwill.

Developing . . .

35 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Kansas City

The best Democracy money can buy!

Jameson said...

Kind of a shame. They might as well burn that money because voters still don't trust Mayor James with a new airport after this secretive process.

Anonymous said...

Now is the time to demand some money from this Pac. They're going to raise your airline tickets forever so you might was well get paid up front.

Go 4 KC said...

Glad to see these companies stepping up! We need to move KC forward and this is the best way to modernize and put our best foot forward. This is only the beginning, looking forward to seeing a lot more companies step forward!!!

Anonymous said...

If we build a new airport, airlines from all over the world will make Kansas City their new hub, and we'll have 46 million tourists flocking in to see our new toot toot, the eighth wonder of the world, every single year for the next millenium. A new airport is all it will take to make Kansas City a "must visit." Trust me.

agentzero said...

10:36 nailed it, if they want to put things on a right course the public will respond. If they want to steamroll then expect a contest.

agentzero said...

Where is their fund to restore integrity and update with fresh faces and energy the alphabet soup that got us here. Maybe a corporate listening campaign is in order.

agentzero said...

Good time for a city reorganization first, the public has lost systemic trust.

Anonymous said...

The people will still say no, my guess.

Anonymous said...

That's chump change for those businesses.

They got word if you want to buy a politician easy just go to KC.

Anonymous said...

If they want to be persuasive, they'll need specifics, something we haven't seen yet.

General or celebrity or hick ads like those done by BM won't help and might hurt.

Anonymous said...

.....and of course a flood of favorable articles in the local newspaper will accompany the blitz.

Anonymous said...

Why is Blue Cross donating?

Anonymous said...

How much of that money did Sly get?

Anonymous said...

Why is the City of Kansas City missing from this list. They are usually very generous with our dollars.

Anonymous said...

Graft on public record. The spirits of Boss Tom and J.C. Nichols live on. Ya' gotta' love it.

Super Dave said...

Time for a ruling that says all forms of business are prohibited from campaign contributions. Politicians are suppose to be for the people not the corporations. In fact make it a huge ass and I mean huge ass fine if any business is caught paying in to any political race.

George Carlin was right, the corporations own our asses lock stock and barrel and daily fuck us right up the ass.

Anonymous said...

They should just be giving that money to NOVA or the Jazz District

Anonymous said...

So we'll be seeing lots of ads telling us why we need this for a small handful of people who spend most of their time flying in and out of KCI and live here one or two days a week.

Anonymous said...

Oh, God, noooooooo....... That's means will we will drowning in mailers and TV ads showing sad pictures of people waiting in line at the "old" airport. I know money talks, but we voters can exercise what little power we have left by saying NO NO NO NO NO NO.

Please vote.

Hyperblogal said...

If the streetcar expansion is any indication, we the people can vote no in November and the city will build the airport anyway.

Anonymous said...

If RIVERBOAT GAMBLING approval in this area was any indication, we the people can vote no in November and the city will build the airport anyway.

Anonymous said...

Vote to get rid of Sly. That crook.

Retro ROCKER said...

Kansas City North And MILINEAL voters will be the reason the single terminal airport will not pass The millennials don't care about resturents and shopping at airports. They shop and dine when they arrive to there destination.

Anonymous said...

so do frequent flyers.

Anonymous said...

Vote no so that a remodel, a common-sense remodel, can be done for a fraction of the cost.

Anonymous said...

Can you vote once for every 10,000 frequent flier miles you have.

Anonymous said...

$350,000.00 is enough to buy 7000 votes. Not near enough.

Gray Back said...

Headline should have read "SHAKEDOWN ARTIST IN CORRUPT CITY HALL GETS MONEY FROM..." you fill in the following names of suckers.

Anonymous said...

KC3T = KANSAS CITY 3 TERMINALS

RENOVATE, DON'T RAZE!

Anonymous said...

^^^ That would be nice. That's not true. The new terminal is getting built. Good luck with that spin though CFRG!

See you at the election!

Anonymous said...

Move the airport, meaning the new terminal back downtown! Make MKC great again!

Anonymous said...

....what a great idea. That would be like Dallas Love Field.

Anonymous said...

VOTE NO ON AN EXPENSIVE NEW AIRPORT,!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Wheeler International!