Friday, February 15, 2019

TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY NAACP OPPOSES PRE-K SALES TAX CHAMPIONED BY MAYOR SLY JAMES!!!



This morning we present Kansas City voters a rare opportunity to unite in order to save money.

Conservatives, progressives, residents of both the urban core and the suburbs alike can all agree that push back against more taxes and keeping money in the pockets of Kansas City residents is a worthy cause which we can all support.

Accordingly . . .

THE KANSAS CITY NAACP ANNOUNCES ITS OPPOSITION AGAINST AN UPCOMING 'REGRESSIVE' PRE-K SALES TAX PROPOSED BY MAYOR SLY JAMES!!!

School officials, neighborhood leaders and tax fighters have all chimed in with their criticism of the measure but this bold declaration from a well-respected local group offers the FINAL WORD that should doom the money grab in both the urban core and throughout Kansas City.

Moreover, this very public statement and rebuke of the proposal by Mayor James condemns the rest of his term to that of a lame duck without any political standing in the inner-city or the ability to advance that last remnants of his agenda.



Here's more info on the opposition in the words of this longtime local branch of a venerated civil rights organization:

NAACP OPPOSES THE REGRESSIVE SALES TAX FOR UNIVERSAL PRE-K

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Kansas City Missouri Branch Executive Committee has voted to oppose the Pre-K Economic Development 3/8 Cent Sales Tax. The NAACP fully supports public funding for Public Schools, including early learning Pre-K and K-12.

The NAACP works to ensure that all disadvantaged students and students of color are on the path to college or a successful career by ensuring access to great teaching, equitable resources, and challenging curriculum. We are dedicated to eliminating the severe racial inequities that continue to plague our education system. Our ultimate goal is that every student of color receives a quality public education that prepares him or her to be a contributing member of a democracy.

This proposed tax has several alarming problems we believe will keep children of color in the KCPS District from achieving their goals.

1 - The sales tax places a burden on many of the families KCPS serves. Sales taxes are considered regressive because they take a larger percentage of income from low- income taxpayers.

2 - The Pre-K Economic Development 3/8 cent sales tax is a voucher system that hurts public school education. The Pre-K plan creates a precedent for attacking education funding to children, similar to legislative proposals designed to create education vouchers and education saving accounts that would erode funding for public education systems. The NAACP does not support the use of public funding for private nonsectarian and religious schools.

3 - The NAACP stands in full support of the superintendents and the 14 affected school districts with their opposition to this tax. These Districts are already working in collaboration with their communities to address the education needs and priorities of their families. The NAACP does not support an appointed board with no requirements to meet accountability and standards for public schools.

4 - The Pre-K Economic Development Sales Tax fails in the area of educational equality because the plan does not prioritize Pre-K where it is needed most. Simply put the Pre-K sales tax is inappropriate and does not produce equity and inclusion.

5 - The Pre-K Economic Development Sales Tax does not measure up to the National NAACP’s four-prong strategy to improve educational achievement for disadvantaged students. The Pre-K sales tax violates at least two of our four prong strategy

⁃ Increasing Resource Equity: Target funds to meet needs of children

⁃ Ensuring College and Career Readiness: A path to success after graduation for all students

The NAACP has a 110 year history of fighting for equal and quality education for ALL. Today, the NAACP Is focused on disparities in economics, health care, education, voter empowerment and the criminal justice system while also continuing its role as a legal advocate for civil rights issues.
###############

Developing . . .

43 comments:

Anonymous said...

Money matters to everybody. Glad they're finally coming on board the resistance to the tax and spend mayor. Asking some of the poorest people in KC to pay for services already provided in KC was just too much. Surprised that he even decided to put it on the ballot.

KCjd said...

In the end, this was just too much money for something that nobody wanted. Some of the critics made good points about the funding source. If KCPS really needed the money then maybe companies giving back their TIF would have been the best way to do it, not charging people more money for good and goods purchased inside the city limits.

Anonymous said...

#NONewTaxesKC

Anonymous said...

If KCPS doesn't even want the money that Sly was offering, then why bother increasing taxes on KCMO residents?

Jengy said...

^^^^ U new to KC? Most of Sly's tenure has been about higher taxes.

Anonymous said...

Mayor James really needs to gather the few tattered shreds of dignity that he has left and withdraw this failure, leaving it on the ballot will just be a further embarrassment for him personally.

Go4KC said...

The NAACP and everyone posting here are nothing more than a bunch of Poopy-head RACISTS!

Mayor James is the greatest man to have ever lived, and none of you are worthy of licking his shoes!

SO SHUT UP, YOU RACIST NAACP BASTARDS!

Anonymous said...

But if the NAACP or other east-side"organizations" or nonprofits were in line to get any of the tax money to "administer" the program or provide "services", they'd be its biggest boosters.
A regressive sales tax is the wrong way to pay for programs or salaries, but these folks supported a sales tax limited to 3rd District projects and the "Prospect Corridor".
Opposition to this really bad idea is welcomed from any source.
Losing this vote and entangling the city in the airport fiasco are sad and appropriate issues of Sly's "legacy" as he leaves the scene.
#DumbCity

Anonymous said...

Pre-K is stupid. They are still going to be illiterate by the time they graduate anyway.

Anonymous said...

Ok, we’re not worthy of licking his shoes. Since you lick his asshole, you can lick his shoes, too.

Anonymous said...

People should pay to raise their own litter of illiterates.

Anonymous said...

The KCPS Academy of Excellence is really an Academy of Murder. Why would we ever give the KCPS any more money for anything? They aren’t even accredited.

Anonymous said...

“The NAACP does not support the use of public funding for private nonsectarian and religious schools.”

There it is, they don’t want white people to get any of the money.

Anonymous said...

It would be interesting to see how many kids in kcps are already on probation for criminal activity, I spoke with a vice principle at one kcps school and they said the teachers are scared to death of these kids because they some have serious criminal histories. The teachers have to be escorted outside of their classrooms and to their cars. Pre-k won’t help none of these animals. Besides black people wont pay for anything, they want whitey to pay.

Anonymous said...

Soooooo, they’re mad because this could help pay for white kids to go to pre-k?

https://www.cato.org/publications/policy-analysis/money-school-performance-lessons-kansas-city-desegregation-experiment said...

6:49 is right. Throwing money at the Public School System won't work now, anymore than it did when the state of Mo. gave 5 Billion Dollars to the grifters in the 80's and 90's. We sent "skolars" to France to learn how to Fence. No one could add, subtract accomplish basic math skills, read and write, but En Garde!!!!!

What a fuckin joke.

https://www.cato.org/publications/policy-analysis/money-school-performance-lessons-kansas-city-desegregation-experiment

Anonymous said...

In a 2-7-19 post on TKC Dr. Gayden Carruth exposed the lie in Slie's pre-K proposal.
“According to the mayor’s plan, only 25 to 30 percent of the approximately $30 million in sales-tax revenue will be spent for direct services to children during the first three years.” This would leave Slie a $21 to $22.5 million slush fund, as several on TKC has previously stated, for who knows what. You can bet that after 3 years the direct services will be much less. The schools should definitely not support this money grabbing scheme.

Anonymous said...

When KCMO has a generation of illiterates graduate from an unaccredited school and then these illiterates start having illiterate children no amount of money will solve the problem. The illiterate children having illiterate parents as role models is a recipe for failure as there are no adults present. What happens is exactly what happened at the so called Central Academy of Excellence.
The school district/community needs to partner with big brothas and big sistas so these illiterates start learning some proper social skills. The illiterate parents need to be taught parenting skills and how to raise their kids to be productive in the community.

Anonymous said...

NAACP Colored People?

Isn't "colored people" a regressive term?

Is it Black, African-American, Negro, Colored, or something else? Why do they keep changing the terms?

If this organization is legitimate, then shouldn't there also be a National Association for the Advancement of White People?

Anonymous said...

Go4KC

I'm amazed the NAACP is against Sly on this issue and think that's great! For once the NAACP has done something right. I have to say Sly is the worst Mayor KC has ever had!

Anonymous said...

The latest buzzword in the racial grievance industry seems to be "equity," often expressed as "equitable." It's sprinkled throughout the NAACP's statement. There is no explanation what it means. I suspect that they have abandoned "equality" in favor of "equity" because the use of the former makes it harder to get more money than everyone else plus a full panoply of racial preferences. Using "equity" instead makes it easier to demand pouring more and more money into a problem area forever, or until all outcomes are equal, whichever comes first.

Anonymous said...

FINALLY, everyone has caught on to the con man Slie is!!!! James & Trump, James & Trump, James & Trump, James & Trump

Lock ‘em up, Lock ‘em up, Lock ‘em up!!!!!

Anonymous said...

If only the city could raise the rent on the Arabia Steamboat Museum early, we could finance Pre K or extend the toy train sooner. After all, the toy train, MLK Blvd and 18th & Vine are surely fantastic tourist draws versus an old 19th century boat.
Nevertheless, when they move, we will have room for more bars and stuff.

Anonymous said...

Most of the residents of this town could care less about the KCPS system. And can you blame them? As a poster mentioned above, even the teachers are in fear of these intellectual youths. They probably look at their jobs as i would in which i am pissing on a forrest fire! The KCPS system is the exact reason why white flight occurs. Noone wants their kids subjected to this b.s. the only reason these criminals are in school is because it keeps them out of trouble like robbing a convenience store or god knows what. And the black community wonders why noone gives a rats ass?? Again, this all points back to the home. What is really sad is this cycle will continue for generations until the money runs out. That may happen sooner than we think.

Anonymous said...

Now they need to use these same points concerning the most regressive tax, the earnings tax.

Anonymous said...

They should have added: Mayor James can't be trusted to fix the problem. He created it with his careless approach and use of economic development incentives;diverting more than $35 million in real taxes from our school districts, annually. He likes to call it "Open for Business".

Anonymous said...

We need to get Arthur Benson involved.

He's an educational genius.

Anonymous said...

WHY ARE WE DISCUSSING THIS WHEN THE ENTIRE COUNTRY IS IN CRISIS, AND WE HAVE A NATIONAL EMERGENCY?

JUST ASK THE PRESIDENT AS SOON AS HE GETS BACK FROM PLAYING GOLF!

Anonymous said...

KCMO is already a National Emergency

Anonymous said...

10:51 AM Trump got rid of the golf simulator Obama installed in the WH and his/us taxpayers forked out for and paid for his own.

There is a difference.

Anonymous said...

^^Ugh huh. Cite your proof that Obama did not pay for it and Trump did. Until then, your a pathetic liar and a hopeless Trumpkin. Fucking dolt.

Anonymous said...

The Kansas City Schools run on a quarter of a billion dollar budget with little to no oversight or transparency. If they wanted to, they could move money to fund Pre_k without a tax. This is just another ploy by the city to separate us more from our hard earned money.

Anonymous said...

11:43AM Yeah, if Sly would stop stealing so much of it through TIF and abatements offered to his friends!

Anonymous said...

How many times have taxes been raised in KCMO under sly james?

Anonymous said...

@11:43, the KCPSD already has a pre-K Program in place and running, that's why they didn't support James' con game!
There's also State money going to Schools to fund their pre-K programs.

No, this is a plan to "supplement" the existing pre-K programs by creating a separate agency (chaired by guess who?) and raking off 70-75% of the tax collections as "administrative costs"!

Sounds like a wonderful plan, right?

Anonymous said...

But, but - how can you turn your backs on the little children?
Doesn't "White Guilt" make you want to support such a "Noble Cause"?

Anonymous said...

@12:36, you missed mentioning that "guess who" would continue to "chair" this new Agency even after he left Office in City Government.

live lurked said...

Props

Anonymous said...

You must be mad that not only was there no collusion, Mueller may not even issue a report.

4 more years!! :)

Anonymous said...

Tax diapers. Exemption if you show a marriage license.

Anonymous said...

^^^ +100 ^^^

Anonymous said...

^^^ +100 ^^^

Anonymous said...

LOL ... Truth