Thursday, February 21, 2019
TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! GREEN NEW DEAL THREATENS NEW KANSAS CITY AIRPORT?!?
A brief but tense exchange in today's Airport Committee meeting sparks a new wave of of questions that put the future of the new airport in jeopardy.
To wit . . .
Likely with a bit of sarcasm & hyperbole but still sharing a legitimate concern about the future of "progressive" legislation championed by Democratic Congress lady Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez targeting air travel & more . . .
NORTHLAND COUNCILWOMAN HEATHER HALL QUESTIONED THE IMPACT OF THE GREEN NEW DEAL ON KCI!!!
In the open session, again, with a great deal of snark, Council Lady Hall asked: "If it happens, do we even need a new airport?"
The answer was even scarier . . .
Mayor Sly James quickly moved to mansplain and wrongly asserted that the Green New Deal was more of a "political philosophy" whilst Aviation dude Patrick Klein was taken off guard and simply assured Council that Aviation would get updates about pending legislation from their lobbyists but have yet to receive any word.
Nevertheless . . .
THE QUESTION STANDS AND KANSAS CITY IS TYPICALLY UNPREPARED: CITY HALL AND AVIATION DON'T KNOW HOW THE GREEN NEW DEAL WILL IMPACT NEW KCI!!!
Whilst locals tout the "environmental assessment" approval from the FAA. This legislation is more important and threatens further eco-crackdowns if passed.
Sadly, MSM has presented this issue merely as a partisan slap-fight and very little real news is available without culture war slant and fake news spin.
Prez Trump claims the legislation will take our cows but that might be "fake moos" as well.
Here's a bit more info for edification:
Fox News: Green New Deal's infrastructure plan could cost trillions
Geopolitical: The Green New Deal and the War on Commercial Aviation
AgWeb: Trump Criticizes Green New Deal FAQ for Farting Cow Reference
CNN:Here's what the Green New Deal actually says
Guardian: How Republicans have seen red over Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal
CNBC: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal 'would be a loser' for Democrats against Trump in 2020, says Barney Frank
UST: Green New Deal’s 55 promises that have little to do with climate change: The full list
Reality Check . . .
Debate over local impact of the Green New Deal merits more discussion and offers yet another example of how new KCI developers and cheerleaders haven't thought much about the future but still rush to get Kansas City taxpayers to sign over BILLIONS.
You decide . . .