Saturday, May 06, 2017
TKC BLOG COMMUNITY HAPPY BIRTHDAY SPOILER FOR THE CORRUPT KANSAS CITY TOY TRAIN STREETCAR RIPOFF!!!
Today Kansas City politicos, consultants and their clueless acolytes will present the illusion of public support for one of the most controversial and corrupt development schemes this town has ever witnessed.
To wit . . .
THE KANSAS CITY TOY TRAIN STREETCAR ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY IS TAINTED BY A DESPICABLE ASSAULT ON LOCAL DEMOCRACY AND WIDESPREAD CORPORATE TAX BREAK LOOTING BY THE GREEDY CIVIC ELITE!!!
Still, we don't want to be a total spoilsport so here's a look at today's party deets:
Now some fact checking that conflicted local MSM won't bother to report:
- The secret TDD ballots to establish and now extend the streetcar represent one of the most dangerous assaults on local Democracy that this town has seen in years and pave the way to even more voter suppression down the line given that whenever there's a real vote, Kansas City has REJECTED the toy train . . . So these rigged elections of only a few hundred people are devised to create the illusion of compliance.
- The TWO-MILLION passenger count and ridership stats are just as phony and FAKE as Kansas City's 25 million tourist chest thumping. Our TKC Blog Community has constantly chronicled how bigger and better cities mysteriously fall behind KCMO's tiny line with DOCUMENTATION AND EVIDENCE while streetcar loyalists rely on their garbage numbers with no independent verification.
- The so-called development along the streetcar line is ALMOST COMPLETELY SUBSIDIZED BY TAX BREAKS. Corporate welfare for lawyers, political cronies and local power players is the top concern for the line and not all of those rapidly aging hipsters they trot out to spread their hype about the creative class or whatever.
Moreover, one of the most annoying aspects of all this hype is an assault on the sensibilities and trust of Kansas City residents...
MOST OF THE BIGGEST TOY TRAIN STREETCAR SUPPORTERS ARE ON THE PAYROLL AS CONSULTANTS!!!
Midwestern folk don't like questioning people's motives and so this fake advocacy is now a hallmark of Mayor Sly's administration which is why these dweebs get so angry and hurt in the comments as political operatives in their late 30s bragging about "youth" and "generational change" is kinda desperate.
Nevertheless . . .
The party continues . . .
Our blog community advocates for more equitable distribution of transit resources across Kansas City and tech innovation that will connect the East Side, urban core and the Northland with all of KCMO and beyond. . . Meanwhile so many greedy and despicable consultants seem only to be worried about delivering more people to a fading luxury shopping district. Get it straight: The hipster "good guys" are nothing more than looters with good style ready to use any rhetorical tactic at their disposal in order to keep their checks coming.
Sadly, residents can't weigh in on the fate of this scam because most voters have been cut out of the process whilst, today, a bunch of fools, thieves and politicians celebrate one of the most corrupt anniversaries in Kansas City history.
Developing . . .