Wednesday, June 28, 2017
TKC QUESTION: IS KANSAS CITY DUMB ENOUGH TO HAND OVER AIRPORT REVENUE TO LOCAL CORPORATE RULERS?!?!
The ruling elite are attempting to legally hijack Kansas City's airport and garner all the revenue for themselves.
Meanwhile, most Kansas City news outlets are too scared to challenge Mayor Sly and local CEOs on the question to turn the airport into a corporate welfare operation.
And so, some dramatic rhetorical talking points have already been put forward but now are thankfully confronting a challenge . . .
Money quote from 4th District At-Large Council Lady Katy Shields: "I don't want us caught up in a false premise that we have to go private because our citizens are so lacking in their understanding of civics that they don't understand airport revenue bonds . . ."
Here's what that really means . . .
NO, KANSAS CITY IS NOT GETTING A "FREE" AIRPORT . . . CORPORATIONS JUST WANT TO STEAL REVENUE AND LEAVE TAXPAYERS WITH THE BILL!!!
Of course there's more to it than that but a healthy distrust of biz people asking for handouts is always a good thing.
Check the round-up:
KC BIZ JOURNAL: KCI terminal financing debate's latest focus: voter intellect
NEWSPAPER: Public vs. private financing for KCI? Officials say the details will count
NORTHEAST NEWS: Joint Council committee convenes for airport conversation
You decide . . .