Sunday, January 21, 2018
IS KANSAS CITY BETTER OR WORSE ONE YEAR AFTER PREZ TRUMP TAKES OFFICE?!?
Just like the election, debate over the tenure of Prez Trump usually breaks down along partisan lines and involves boring people hurling mean-spirited insults at their opposition.
However, Kansas City has felt the impact of Prez Trump mostly by way of negative reinforcement. Translation: The Prez Trump one year anniversary in KCMO is marked by stuff that didn't happen or stopped over the past year.
A few examples . . .
- Kansas City is more violent under the reign of Prez Trump so far - Chicago's murder rate fell but the past year under Prez Trump locally continues to prove exceptionally violent. To be fair, a renewed public discussion and fed resources to "Make America Safe Again" seem to hold promise but have yet to take hold.
- Goverment Funding For The Kansas City Streetcar has dried up under Prez Trump - The toy train is so desperate for cash that it's seeking private money . . . Instead of just charging a fare. Streetcars were championed by Prez Obama and the current administration's disdain for Tiger Grants and other trendy urban core economic schemes has stalled progress.
- The Kansas City metro still awaits tidal wave of progressive female political pushback - Don't get it twisted, there are some great lady politicos out there who have had success in representing their supporters. But the best of them mostly skew Conservative. Meanwhile, aggressive progressive hopefuls like strident women's rights activists like Hillary Shields were soundly defeated amid outcry over the questionable tactics of her opposition.
Beyond all the left vs. right bickering . . . The question really belongs to residents of the metro:
IS KANSAS CITY BETTER OR WORSE ONE YEAR AFTER PREZ TRUMP HAS TAKEN OFFICE?!?!
Check the links:
ABC News: A year in, Trump's presidency has been disruptive and unique
LA Times: One year in, is Donald Trump's presidency a fluke or a political turning point?
CBC: Holy covfefe! President Trump's year in tweets
The Hill: Trump's year-one report card is in, and it isn't pretty
New Yorker: Trying to Explain Trump’s First Year in Office
Huff Post: In One Year, Trump Dismantled Reproductive Rights Around The World
Fox News: At Trump's one year mark, he still gets my vote. Here's why
You decide . . .