Sunday, December 09, 2018

TKC SUNDAY SPECIAL!!! KANSAS CITY BLUE WAVE 2019 PRIORITIES REVEALED!!! CITY HALL TOUTS LOCAL INTERNETS TAX, OBAMACARE COMEBACK & FUNDING 'UNDOCUMENTED' IMMIGRATION REFORM!!!



Emboldened after midterm election victory by the Democratic Party, Kansas City has laid out a progressive agenda for 2019.

To wit . . .

FIRST ON TKC we highlight some of the more interesting aspects of the City Hall plan for the New Year which determines the course for local lobbyists and politicos in dealing with regional Congressional, Senate and State House Representatives.



The info is out there but local news downplays this decidedly left wing agenda from 12th & Oak.

First and foremost, here's how KCMO politicos view our place in the nation . . .

Establishing the City of Kansas City’s legislative priorities and positions on matters that may come before the 116th United States Congress in 2019.

The resolution sponsored by Councilman Kevin McManus & Councilmember Jolie Justus documents "general statements of City Hall priorities and positions on matters that may become the subject of or be affected by proposed federal legislation."

First and foremost for our our blog community . . .

12TH & OAK PLANS INTERNETS SALES TAX FOR KANSAS CITY!!!

Here's the scary line that looks to take another swipe at local income with an unpopular measure that has garnered opposition throughout the nation:



"Internet Sales Tax. Support legislation that protects the City’s ability to collect an Internet sales tax."

And then, fighting for Obamacare is now part of the KCMO plan for the future:

KCMO LOVES OBAMACARE!?!?!

Check the note from elected officials on the old school remedy whilst the masses are now talking the single-payer option: 



"Affordable Care Act and State Children’s Health Insurance Program Funding. Support the full funding of the Affordable Care Act and State Children’s Health Insurance Program."

Finally, on the national front . . .

CITY HALL DEMANDS COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM!!! COUNCIL DESPERATELY SEEKING FEDERAL FUNDING FOR DREAMERS AND THE RAPIDLY APPROACHING CARAVAN!!!

Check the language from council chambers . . .



"Immigration Reform. Support extension of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and comprehensive reform of current immigration laws to allow undocumented immigrants currently living in the United States to earn legal status and apply for citizenship."

Sadly, what we see from this list is even more troubling . . .

AMID ANOTHER DEADLY YEAR FOR KANSAS CITY AND DESPITE THE CURRENT BLOODY CHRISTMASTIME CRIME SPREE . . . CITY HALL PUTS FUNDING FOR PUBLIC SAFETY LAST ON THE PRIORITY LIST!!!

Notice the dearth of new ideas when it comes to fighting crime in the urban core and more money sought for programs that don't seem to be working:



"Anti-Violence Funding. Support increased anti-violence funding for grants that will assist the Kansas City No Violence Alliance and the City’s Aim4Peace Program and pursue funding for initiatives that will reduce violent crime in Kansas City."

In Missouri, priorities for KCMO are far less ambitious but still deserve mention . . . Take a look:

Establishing the City of Kansas City’s legislative major priorities and positions on matters for the 2019 session of the Missouri General Assembly.



More than anything the upcoming elections seem to focus on garnering independence from the GOP hegemony in Jeff City:

FIGHTING FOR LOCAL CONTROL OF KCPD WILL DOMINATE 2019!!!

The subtext of this policy priority really applies to police:



"Preemption. Oppose any efforts to undermine local control for Kansas City, including any new state requirement or state budget decision that does not include adequate state funding."

Not to be outdone, KCMO wants to protect their greatest source of revenue . . .

KANSAS CITY WANTS THE EARNINGS TAX EXTENDED FOR TWO MORE DECADES!!!

Here's the money grab that mostly targets Johnson County visitors to our not-so-biz-friendly town:



"Earnings Tax. Oppose any effort to undermine the Earnings Tax and support the extension of the Earnings Tax renewal period from 5 years to 20 years."

And finally in Missouri . . .

THERE'S A BIG PUSH FOR THE KCMO INTERNETS TAX IN 2019!!!

More info and insight on this proposal . . .



"Sales and Use Tax Parity (e-commerce). In the wake of South Dakota v. Wayfair Inc., Chapter 144 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri should be amended to ensure that Missouri eliminates the disparity in tax rates (both sale and use; local and state) collected by in-state local businesses and out-of-state sellers, specifically ensuring the collection of tax on internet purchases."

On a final note, amid all these dramatic moves, KCMO still wants a Missouri to spend taxpayer cash on movies in order to find a happy ending to so many failed creative class careers in the Crossroads.



"Film Rebate Program. Support reinstating the Missouri Film rebate program as a tool for economic development."

And now, as always, we turn the discussion over to our blog community . . .

DO YOU SUPPORT THESE KANSAS CITY PRIORITIES FROM CITY HALL?!?!



The slate is ambitious but might not match the growing demand from voters that infrastructure and neighborhood issues take precedence at City Hall.

You decide . . .

33 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the list.

Guess Kc didn't look at what happened in Missouri. There was no "blue wave" here.

Angela K. said...

^^^^^^ You're not looking at the votes within City Hall limits. K C is a union town and progressive community and these issues are a good reflection of our priorities.

Anonymous said...

classic Kansas City.

Ignore crime, focus on taxes and separating more people from their money.

Jameson said...

That's funny, I don't remember getting a chance to vote on any of this?

Anonymous said...

^^ Lol +1

chuck said...

Just what we need, give more money to Progressives in government.

The American left, like the left all around the world, believes itself to be a higher order of human being. They are smarter, better, more deserving of power, better able to lead. The fact that every country they have taken over is destroyed somehow is not a deterrent to their continued quest for power. Hitler, Stalin, Ceausescu, Mao, Castro, Chavez, Maduro, to name a few, have all led their nations to ruin. Merkel and Macron are well on their way to the same destructive failures of every other socialist leader on the planet. New York's own Ocasio-Cortez cannot wait to destroy the U.S. by implementing her economically-insane version of socialism. Here in the metro area, Sharice Davids will be a good steward of our expenditures (Yeah, right.). Her election absolutely depended upon the ignorance of her constituents. They can't define socialism but they think they want it.

These are stupid, predictable, politicians on the national stage that resemble the stupid, predictable politicians we endure here on the local stage. Every problem can be solved with more money spent enforcing left wing ideologies. "Pen and phone" solutions to real time problems result in real time fiasco.

These people are fuckin idiots who couldn't hit their asses with both hands in hall full of mirrors, much less spend our money in ways that provide any ROI.

It is coming to the point, where I think every Progressive politician in the United States graduated Summa Cum Dumbass from the Kansas City School District.

Anonymous said...

This is a typical Democratic Party tax and spend wish list. It will stay that way, because none of the things the local establishment want to happen will actually happen.

Anonymous said...

Chuck U. Farley speaks!
Yet another rant against anything!
Whoop!
No, BIG WHOOP!

Don't rant, Chuckles - get out your M-16 clone and kick ass!
It'll be fun watching you dance as you're hit a couple of dozen times by someone who can actually shoot!

Anonymous said...

World Class Clown Show

Anonymous said...

That's
How
We Fuck
KC

Anonymous said...

Its more like kansas city democrats are mad at the state red wave. There's not much they can pass because the state is blood red. BTW does sly James make his daughter pay tax? Take a good look at what she does for a living.

Anonymous said...

There is a limited amount of opportunities to become affluent in KCMO which is basically a very small city, if you even want to call it a city.

Your not going to be able to afford a "luxury digs" scrambling around chasing after waiter and bartender jobs, latte foaming, call center jobs, or warehouse work.



All the city hall hype does a pretty damn good job misleading people and hiding that simple fact.

Anonymous said...

^^^ Is that why Tony isn't on the KC Star editorial board? Which is typically reserved for the well connected?

chuck said...

I was a gunner in the service and nothing has changed. I actually can shoot muthafukka and have the medals to prove it.

Go fuck yourself pussy.

Anonymous said...

don't fuck, with chuck.

Anonymous said...

@10:45 he was banned from KCPT because some of the staff consider him a low life.

Cee Bee said...

@10:27AM Imma say your little millennial ass is gonna be dead or somebody's bitch when the SHTF.
Remember that Chuck and people like him aren't going to be fighting the police. The police will be busy guarding the elite's bunker complex.
You will probably try to commit suicide when there isn't any power for your PS4, and no cell signal for you to check Facebook.

As I have said to you before, you ageist neckbeard, if you got a job, moved out of Mom's basement, and wiped the Cheetoe dust from your chin, you might lose your virginity. I guess you don't mind having an intimate relationship with your hand.

Anonymous said...

Typical KCMO. 2019 plan only includes new taxes. How does anyone afford to live in that city? First goal of affordable housing should be lesses tax burden to homeowners and owners of residential. Need to balance the commercial/residential tax base. And quit taxing the bullshit.

Anonymous said...

KCMO couldn't welcome the caravan with open arms anyway. They'd be squatting on the toy train to stay warm and on grates in front of sprint center and one and two light panhandling. Eating out of dumpsters behind all the hipster joints and chain restaurants.

Anonymous said...

CeeBee shoots, CeeBee scores!!!

Anonymous said...

KCMO DEMOCRATS BROKEN RECORD

Repeat after me:

1) Tax More Things!
2) Cling to Big Government failed programs.
3) Be more concerned about non-KC residents than those who live here as legal residents.
4) Remain soft on crime.
5) Maintain an earnings tax that keeps you uncompetitive with your peer cities, is non-transparent, and exempts the politically connected.
6) Be obsessed with fabricating public relations stunts in the media.

Anonymous said...

So the new plan is to further tax anything that moves or has a pulse and to waste even more money on worthless "programs" like Aim4Peace and KC NoVa?
They just dusted off last year's "plan" and the one the year before that one.
Doesn't anyone ever stop to look at actual results or hold anyone to account?
It never changes.

Anonymous said...

Progressives don't have to follow the law.

Former FBI Director James Comey told Congress that the Steele dossier was unverified when it was used to apply for spy warrants against former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.
Comey said it was “not necessary” for the FBI to validate the sources that dossier author Christopher Steele used to compile his report.
The former FBI chief signed off on three out of four spy warrants granted against Page.

Anonymous said...

KCMO will soon be charging a tax to air up your tires to pay for road repairs. They will charge an additional flush tax on your toilet every time you take a dump to pay for sewer issues. Then they will pick you up by your ankles and city council will shake you for every last penny in your pocket.


This city is going the way of Chicago. High crime. Shootings on the plaza, blaming the 2nd amendment instead of the real problem, airport boondoggles, I mean what a mess. This is what progressiveness looks like.

Anonymous said...

To Chuck 10:21. I like Patricia McCarthy too. When you quote her, you should tell us. Not nice to steal.

Anonymous said...

^^^^ who cares dipshit, mind your own business

Anonymous said...

Chuck, @10:49, 10:54, 11:05 and 11:27, quit patting yourself on the back for your pathetic little posts.

WTF was a "gunner" anyway?

My MOS was (is?) 11B40G, so I'm not very worried.
Oh, and no neck beard, just a gray mustache and a 1903A3 with lots of experience.

Anonymous said...

Evidently the minions at KCMO city hall do not care about fixing the failed infrastructure.

It appears they only care about raising taxes and funneling the money to developers.

Anonymous said...

I paid that fukn earnings tax for most of my adult life. When I retired this year I said fuck you to the tax. I try not to buy items for sale in MO. and don't live there. Nothing but armed Robert against the citizens.

Retro ROCKER said...

There is a reason Missouri is a Red State and why It's Citizens vote Republican. They look at the City's like ST LOUIS and Kansas City's politicians and Crime and Gangs, And Say we don't need that kind of Drama in our town .Some may visit Kansas City and St Louis but they will not live There. And the illegals are one Big,Strain on a States Budget And with the Upcoming Depression .only Conservative States Will survive. If you live in Kansas CITY Missouri you don't have to give the City tax money. Purchase in the smaller surrounding towns. You Don't have to dine in KANSAS CITY MISSOURI. THERE ARE GREAT RESTURENTS IN SURROUNDING,TOWNS.

Anonymous said...

Screw killa shitty, there’s only a few decent restaurants to eat at anyway, nothing else is worth risking your life or life savings for

Anonymous said...

Paris France is the model for dumbocrat policy.

Anonymous said...

My gf is pressuring me to sell my home in KCMO and move in with her in Overland park. I've been putting it off but it's starting to make financial sense lately