Sorry to brag but let's not forget that our TKC BLOG COMMUNITY put the topic of Kemper vs. American Royal and the threat to move out of town on blast FIRST in the Spring of 2014 . . . And, sadly, we've reported that behind the scenes politicos caved to Mariner Kemper quickly.
Now . . . Let's round-up a few of the longstanding issues with this tragic struggle to justify some sweet benefits to billionaires:
Policy: Rewriting The Kemper Lease Sets A Bad Precedent
We love talking to Kansas City policy wonks who tell us that City Hall offering even more privilege to the American Royal 1% would put every contract the city negotiates in jeopardy.
Nobody Cares If The American Royal Leaves Town For Kansas
This is time for a bit of courage and gamesmanship amid the ONGOING BORDER WAR with Kansas . . . Let's DARE are the American Royal to move to Kansas. It's a lame beefy event that represents Kansas City's past and not future . . . Throwing broke-ass Kansas this bait should prove a nice poison pill and FINALLY a demonstrate a bit of strategy from local politicos who are serious about competing with the Sunflower State. Sadly . . . Our Kansas City political class has never learned the power of saying NO . . . Don't believe me . . . Ask Crystal Williams.
Maybe All of Kansas City Can Unite In A Mariner Kemper Smackdown?!?!?
The working class and working poor in Kansas City telling this overgrown rich kid NO in a unified voice might be the a more significant moment than any pro-sports cheerleading session. More on this in a bit . . .
Not So Long Ago Kemper Was Supposed To Create A Kansas City Renaissance That Never Happened
Ask an old school denizen of Kansas City . . . Kemper Arena was a big part of a Kansas City party district that never really brought in cash or created a sustainable biz model for the West Bottoms. This is what happens when politicos play eco-devo games . . . The end of the line is always just another ask to clean up the mess.
Kansas City Billionaire Bullying Reveals Tragic Corporate Welfare State Supported By City Hall
Turnabout is fair play . . . Remember all of that Show-Me Institute stuff about po'folk paying for rich people via the Streetcar??? A logically consistent stance (LOL, I know) would involve this group saying SOMETHING/ANYTHING on the Kemper Arena vs. American Royal boondoggle in the making. But Crosby Kemper III writes a great many of their checks so don't expect any fiscal hawk posts from this crew . . . Just wanted to throw that out there because we often agree with the tax fighters but like to make white people blush too much to let this one pass.
In the final analysis . . . Kemper Arena bullying Kansas City represents the worst of old school cowtown influence attempting to transition into the future world of corporate governance and NOW is this town's time to offer a well-deserved smack down.
Anyoo . . .
For these reasons and remembering EXCLUSIVE POLLING DATA THAT OUR TKC BLOG COMMUNITY broke first . . . This tragic plan to swindle Kansas City taxpayers seems like a cause to unify all of this town against the whims of the corporate ruling class.
Developing . . .