Tuesday, March 12, 2019

TKC MUST SEE!!! KANSAS CITY PRE-K SALES TAX DEBATE TONIGHT!!!



Fact is, there's not really much debate at all . . . KCPS & school districts across the metro have said NO. And Kansas City voters have grown execptionally tax weary.

Nevertheless . . .



TONIGHT TAX FIGHTER PATRICK TUOHEY CONFRONTS MAYOR SLY JAMES ON THIS EDUCATION TAX THAT NOBODY WANTS!!!

Here's the info for those who have been looking forward to this discussion and a highlight that includes the essentials of the debate . . .

Pre-K for All? by American Public Square
Tue, March 12, 2019
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM CDT

Mohart Multipurpose Center
3200 Wayne Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64109

The City of Kansas City, Missouri, has proposed a sales tax to fund expanded pre-k education programs. The question will appear on the April 2, 2019, ballot.

"Many agree that pre-k education benefits students and their families and that children who attend high-quality pre-k programs tend to find greater academic and economic success. But some argue that a sales tax is regressive, disproportionately impacting those least able to pay. Others question the constitutionality of the City’s proposal because private sectarian and parochial schools would receive funding from the tax. Additionally, some worry that the plan excludes locally elected boards of education from any significant governance role."

Panelists

Mary Esselman, President & CEO, Operation Breakthrough
Sly James, Mayor, Kansas City, Missouri
Paula Neth, Vice President of Programs, The Family Conservancy
Patrick Tuohey, Director of Municipal Policy, The Show-Me Institute

Moderated by Pulitzer Prize winner and Kansas City Star Editorial Page Editor Colleen McCain Nelson
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As always we put it to our readers . . .

WHY DO YOU OPPOSE OR SUPPORT THE PRE-K TAX?!?!

You decide . . .

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

Absolutely reject the tax. There are a lot of good reasons that involve opposition of taxes but if the schools don't want it, I trust their judgement.

The Vibrant and Robust City of Rolling Gun Battles said...

Taxpayer funded baby sitting service for parents.

Anonymous said...

Pulitzer Prize winner

LOL never heard of her.

Anonymous said...

Not no but hell no, sLIE can kiss my ass.

The Urgency and Excitement of Fleecing the taxpayers said...

Nope

Anonymous said...

No

Hows The Airport Fiasco Doing said...

Vote No

Anonymous said...

Should be an interesting clown show. Is anyone going?

Anonymous said...

The KC Star has failed in their role as the fourth branch of government. That is why this town is so fucked up. Colleen Three Name is a huge part of the problem.

Sly was/is an ambulance-chasing attorney said...

No

Anonymous said...

It'll be fun to see the Mayor yell at Patrick again. Somebody needs to. As for the plan, I guess this time around the tax increase will only pass by a margin of 10% or more.

Another elite liberal lefty livin' large said...

If taxpayers flip the bill I'm all for it.

Anonymous said...

Taxation is theft.

Anonymous said...

The pre_K plan has already been shown to be a scam in several post on TKC. The important thing to remember is only 20 to 25% of the revenue will be going to the schools for the first 3 years and after that everybody knows it will be a slush fund for developers.

Bottom line the city has no business trying to run the school districts since there are elected people to run the school districts. City hall has a difficult time effectively governing the city.

Robust and Vibrant Murder Factory said...

Should be an interesting spin fest.

Anonymous said...

Sly vs Paddy.
A battle of wits between two unarmed men.
KCMO. The endless carnival continues.

Anonymous said...

23% to the Schools, 77% to "administrative functions", and Sly James keeps control of the funds even after he leaves office?

Hmmmmm...let me think, okay I've reached a decision.
The only reason not to vote "no" is if "Oh, Hell NO" is on the ballot.

Anonymous said...

TOP PHOTO -- ZERO AND HERO

(L to R) Mastur Bator and Master Debater!!!


(Note: Colleen McCain Nelson was revealed by WikiLeaks to have been cozying up to the John Podesta led Hillary Clinton campaign, while she worked for the Wall Street Journal.)

https://sentinelksmo.org/can-new-star-editor-live-down-wikileaks-revelation/

Anonymous said...

If its like the Airport, 15% of registered voters or 50,000 out 326,000 will pass it! The headline will read: 77% of voters supported the Pre-K Plan.

Anonymous said...

Many
Lame
Kindergartens

Anonymous said...

Pre-K prepares ghetto and trailer park kids for Kindergarten only because it gets them out of the house and away from their uneducated and uneducatable parents for part of the day. However, studies show no lasting effect past the first few school years. So by the third grade or thereabouts, it is not possible to distinguish kids who attended Pre-K from those who didn't based on their academics and behavior. The entire Pre-K proposal is just another liberal wet dream, like the streetcar. It separates taxpayers from their money, creating a political slush fund, but accomplishes nothing.