Thursday, November 16, 2017

SHOCK!!! KANSAS CITY MAYOR SLY RAGES AGAINST GOP TAX CUT PLAN!!!



Here's the Kansas City angle of a coordinated attack against Republican-led tax reform that has been championed by both right-wing party leaders and the Trump Administration . . .

Mayor James Urges Congress to Reject Tax Bill Provisions that Would Cripple Infrastructure, Increases Burden on Kansas City

Money line . . .

"Mayor Sly James today urged Congress to reject tax bill proposals that would slow economic growth, cripple the City’s ability to deliver critical infrastructure projects, and increase the financial burden of Kansas Citians.

“We need an agenda to revitalize and restore the infrastructure of our cities, not cripple future investment in our urban centers,” said Mayor James.

"Currently, separate tax reform proposals are being considered in the U.S. House and Senate. There are troubling provisions in each of the bills that would hurt, rather than help, Kansas City. Most troubling are provisions to eliminate Private Activity Bonds (PAB) in the House bill and the repeal of Advanced Refunding Bonds in both the House and Senate bills. PABs are essential to a number of City infrastructure projects and expected to be a significant tool in financing the new KCI airport approved by voters earlier this month; elimination of PABs could throw the project’s future into question."

Here's another link to the post in its entirety.

You decide . . .

40 Comments:

Anonymous said...

The guy takes his marching orders well.

He'll be in Congress in NO TIME.

He doesn't have a real KC address so he could run from almost anywhere.

Sam Graves should be VERY concerned.

Greedo said...

Um. Take your meds there pal. He's not running for Congress and still has a year to go.

Most likely he might get an appointment IF the Democrats take back the White House but that's a BIG if.

Anonymous said...

Not an if, just a when.

Anonymous said...

My only question is this: Does he actually have to pay to write this stuff or does he just get the memo from Senator Schumer and mark his X? That should be the focus of some real journalism.

Anonymous said...

“We need an agenda to revitalize and restore the infrastructure of our cities, not cripple future investment in our urban centers,” said Mayor James.

What was go bond money for mayor chump, unless the rumors are true that your going to use it all on toy train.

How many more hundreds of millions of dollars are you willing to spend in the core when the rest of the city has turned into shit under your pathetic watch.

Anonymous said...

You wasted numerous millions upon millions of taxpayer dollars pushing your personal agenda while abusing your position as mayor so FUCK OFF!

Anonymous said...

^^^+1000000

Anonymous said...

The House tax plan is an easy target. Only uninformed or foolish people fall for the notion that it will help the middle class.

I take that back; there are the very wealthy, and those whom they've bought, who will support it. Add these folks to the list of backers.

House Passes Tax Plan said...

@realdonaldtrump > @mayorslyjames

Anonymous said...

Sly is KC's Chief in Scammer.

Anonymous said...

Hillary 2020!

Anonymous said...

The Republican majorities in Congress pay even less attention to Sly and other mid-size city mayors than they do to losers like Cleaver.
And some of the earlier comments are right. The city needs to spend its own tax money much more responsibly and on services and projects that actually have a positive impact on residents' lives.
Sly's just looking for more of that good 'ole pork to come rolling into KCMO to try to make up for the hundreds of millions he's blown on vanity crap.
After his ill-advised all-in support of Hillary, probably not much coming KCMO's way from DC for quite some time.

Anonymous said...

the next tax bill would throw a wrench into questionable city projects?

bring it on.

Anonymous said...

Apparently one of the tax bill's floating around contains a provision that would eliminate the funding mechanism they are planning to use for the new terminal construction.

Anonymous said...

@3:56 PM>

Right on. The plan is a moral obscenity.

Anonymous said...

The tax bill benefits the 1500 families in the top 1 percent. The upper middle class will be destroyed.

Anonymous said...

^^^ the leftist trolls are parroting their standard talking points well.

Man Alive said...

Sly sold us out. Only the Republicans can save us from his treachery. Don't believe me? Look at Edgemoor's record. They are going to see us something special. Meanwhile, he is playing the Council for fools.

Anonymous said...


But Mayor Bullhorn still has his go bond money coming in, wasn't that for critical infrastructure? Seems to me Mayor Bullhorn is the one increasing the financial burden of Kansas Citians!

Kim Jong Un said...

If Sly is against it, I'm for it.

Anonymous said...

^^^^^Good then you won't either

Anonymous said...

Why is he bitching about trump when his bro Barry didn’t give anything either

Anonymous said...

James- You should be ashamed of the taxes you put on your residents. The services you provide for these taxes are truly a rip off.
I hope the GOP succeeds in its tax plan. The loss of state and local deductions will make your residents even more upset about the level of taxes in KCMO. KCMO needs to right size.

Anonymous said...

Why the hell didn't Slick think about things like this while he's been blowing millions on crap around here and putting millions in developers pockets?

Anonymous said...

25% of the tax breaks go to the top .01%. 50% of the tax breaks go to the top 1%. If you're reading this you should be pissed. Even if you're a Republican you should be pissed. I guess maybe you are a 1%er and you read TKC but I'll go out on a limb and guess you are not. Look up the video of Gary Kohn in a room full of CEO's from the other day. A person asks this room full of extremely rich people how many of them will invest their tax breaks back into their employees. Five raised their hands out of this room full of people. Five. If you think the bullshit tricke-down economics I invite you to research Sam Brownback governorship. I'll give 3the Cliffnotes version:it doesn't.

Anonymous said...

^^^ standing by for links to validate your claims.

Anonymous said...

https://s3media.247sports.com/Uploads/Assets/354/823/7823354.jpg

assurances-from-ceos-on-tax-plan-gets-crickets.html

You can find these facts all over the place they are not hard to find. Well, everywhere except Fox.

Anonymous said...

TITLEhttp://www.taxpolicycenter.org/sites/default/files/publication/147726/2001579-preliminary-distributional-analysis-of-the-tax-cuts-and-jobs-act.pdf

First link above is bad.

Anonymous said...

Oh and don't forget this ADDS 1.5 TRILLION, yes TRILLION, to the deficit over the next 10 years. But republicans are fiscal conservatives. Bunch of fuckin hypocrites.

Anonymous said...

8:39 standing by for your repudiation of facts and figures. Sorry the truth hurts.

Anonymous said...

^. Thanks, what I thought. Tax Policy Center is a leftist budgetary analysis arm for the Urban Institute and the Brookings Institute. Keep reading Mother Jones.

Anonymous said...

Hey 11:08, Obama added almost TEN Trillion dollars over his EIGHT years in office to the national debt. Where was your budgetary concern then? YOU are the fucking hypocrite.

Anonymous said...

11:10 show your evidence to the contrary. The last President to leave a surplus was Clinton, one of those liberals.

Anonymous said...

11;10 what in that article is incorrect then?

Anonymous said...

Since when does Sly give a shit about infrastructure?

CeeBee said...

5:56 Clinton did not LEAVE a surplus. Never had even one year of surplus. Most of the budget cuts were in the military. Non-military government payrolls increased. The economy was booming and government tax revenues were rising. But still no balanced budget. National debt still rose every year.

http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-837799

Anonymous said...

Of course Sly has no clue what a tax cut looks like ...unless you are one of his favorite cronies.

Anonymous said...

Nothing in the article is incorrect, 6:22. It aligns perfectly with Bernie Sanders' budgetary assumptions.

Anonymous said...

Only if they turn the White House into an assisted living facility.

Anonymous said...

The blacks always get panicked when they think the government teat will dry up.