Friday, December 15, 2017

TKC MUST READ!!! JACKSON COUNTY EXEC FRANK WHITE RAGES AGAINST 'SPITEFUL AND IRRESPONSIBLE POLITICAL GAMES' OF LEGISLATURE IN SCATHING STATEMENT!!!



One of the most vehement responses we've seen from a local elected official this year. This one speaks for itself. Checkit:

Jackson County Executive responds to Legislature’s approved budget

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. has issued the following statement after the Legislature’s 6-3 vote to approve its amended budget.

“It’s spiteful and irresponsible when some members of the Legislature take joy in eliminating staff members, some who have been here decades and worked hard on behalf of the taxpayers. Those same legislators say their decision to cut jobs is to save taxpayer dollars, but they’re adding jobs to their budget.

Despite the political games by some members of the Legislature, I want all County Associates to know that this fight is not over. I will fight for our County Associates because they fight every day for Jackson County. I would like to commend the three legislators who voted against the budget and stood up today for our Associates as well.

While we are still reviewing the Legislative budget, we have already determined:

· There is no funding for necessary safety and security repairs to the jail;

· There is no funding for salary increases for entry-level corrections officers despite the Legislature’s commitment to do so; and

· There is a $500,000 increase to the Legislative budget.

I have taken a lot heat from many elected officials about what’s going on at the jail. I have worked tirelessly with them to make repairs and improvements. With this budget, it is clear of Legislature’s unwillingness to work with my administration. The Legislature has impeded us every step of the way from improving the quality of life for Jackson County citizens and it’s time the taxpayers know who is truly working for them, instead of against them.

My staff will work diligently to mitigate the damage done by the Legislature. I will do everything in my power to protect taxpayer dollars as the voters elected me to do.”
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19 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Frank is losing his patience. Not sure if this was the best thing for him to put out but it certainly doesn't leave any doubts about the situation.

Anonymous said...

This shit is getting so old. This is one taxpayer who is getting tired of paying "associates" to write crap like this is in Frank's name. You got something to say Frank then show up at the Legislative meetings and speak up. These statements someone else obviously wrote are so gutless.

Anonymous said...

Ilike Frank, he is not a career politician.

Anonymous said...

sLIE and frank are both going down!!!

Anonymous said...

Fuck you Frank. If you were paying Caleb Clifford $140K and that PR team of yours $400K like The Star says, then you are the one who has been wasting taxpayer dollars!

Anonymous said...

@ 8:21 +++++++++
Frank doesn't show up for the meetings and then says the Legislators won't work with him. Wow. I guess he left his balls on the baseball field.

Anonymous said...

Caleb Clifford is a flimflam man that started going to Frank White's church to get a job.

The County could pay jail guards $100 an hour, but until you fix the management issue in the Courthouse nothing will change.

Anonymous said...

Something tells me most county employees would be perfectly happy if Frank White stopped fighting for one of his associates, Caleb Clifford.

Anonymous said...

@ 8:42 Would that be the same church the county now gives money to as an "outside agency"? And you also need to weed out the bad guards before you give anybody at that jail a damn raise. I know some good people who work in there and they say some of the bad guards, and they are a lot of them, are worse than most of the inmates.

Anonymous said...

8:21 Whomever Frank White is paying, with our tax dollars, to write his statements apparently doesn't know how to use quotation marks properly. I taught English for 38 years. I'd give this diatribe a C-.

Anonymous said...

Frank still does not get how the game works, they only need six votes to win, pissing off those six with an emotional attack is not a good way to get any of them to ever vote with him. The game has already been played and called, he can't go back and change the outcome now!

Anonymous said...

If these Legislators are getting rid of Caleb Clifford, they are doing Frank White a big favor. Frank's just too thick to understand that.

Anonymous said...

The county is in Chaos and not going to get any better. Frank White doesn’t understand the branches of government ,until that happens no progress. And Jackson County suffers.

Anonymous said...

Frank White needs to stop "fighting" and either start doing his job or go away. Just go away.

Anonymous said...

Frank doesn’t have the capability of doing the job. He is deceitful enough to do the job but he is way too stupid to be able to pull it off.

Anonymous said...

The Legislators eliminated what they called "non-mission critical positions" in the County Executive's Office, saving the taxpayers over $600 grand a year. They are saving another $400 grand cutting out Frank White's PR team.

Is Frank throwing this hissy fit because all his little helpers and their high salaries going away means he might have to start doing some work?

Anonymous said...


Come On, lets get the blacks out, enough of these people, they can't even talk right. I really don't like this guy he's shady.

Anonymous said...

Kc city government deals from the bottom of the race card and the tax payer cover the bets.

Anonymous said...

Frank should be in Arizona coaching a farm club.