Friday, September 13, 2019

KANSAS CITY MAYOR QUINTON LUCAS JOINS FREEBIE BUS FARE MOVEMENT!!!



The newbie mayor is jumping on a local freebie bandwagon that has earned support among progressives, amateur urban planners and all manner of people who have better options than public transit.

Kansas City, Missouri Mayor Quinton Lucas wants free bus fare, riders mostly agree

Deets:

"A proposal by Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas aims to get rid of city bus fares. It's branded as "Zero Fare Transit" . . . Others question the logistics of this proposal. "If you take it away, then where are our taxes going to go? How high are the taxes? It's got to come from somewhere," said (one local denizen.) Since this is a priority for Mayor Lucas, it will likely get some time in front of the city council soon."

However, here's what nobody is asking . . .

IT'S MORE THAN LIKELY MAYOR QUINTON LUCAS WILL PAY FOR FREEBIE BUS RIDES WITH HIGHER LOCAL TAXES!!!



In fairness, there's a civic upside here that might generate more biz and commerce but asking a tax weary public for more cash is a tough sell no matter how good the cause.

Again, we look on the bright side . . . This might be the first time that Kansas City scalawags begging for money will actually use it for bus fare!!!

You decide . . .

37 comments:

Anonymous said...

Shhh! Don't ask about the money TKC. Never ask about the money, it's simply rude and uncalled for. Possibly a hate crime. Never ask a politician how they plan to pay for their ideas. It's simply not the way things are done.

Anonymous said...

^^^^ True that.

KC Jd said...

There might be a legitimate upside to this effort that would help a lot of people. It would certainly make riding the bus a lot easier for many people but the $9-12 million dollar cost is a fantasy. The fares are worth at least 20 million when you factor in everything. Asking KC to pay that EVERY YEAR is a lot and is going to be a tougher sales tax or property tax to pay than most of the supporters thing.

Anonymous said...

DO IT!

Get it done, this is the first good idea the new mayor has put forward.

Anonymous said...

Cutting ribbons.
Tweeting.
And offering "free" stuff.
Lucas appears to understand how to become "a rising political star" in KCMO.
Homicides?
Street maintenance?
Pension obligations?
Basic financial arithmetic?
Not so much.
Sad.
It never changes.

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Anonymous said...

Yeah it's a pretty radical idea to give negroes free stuff they didn't earn and that human taxpayers have to pay for.

It's one massive negro handout after another for these progressives, isn't it?

Anonymous said...

Let's get rid of the Earnings tax.

Anonymous said...

The buses are dangerous enough for the drivers. No mention about security. We will see more stories of drivers getting beaten for enforcing the rules.

Anonymous said...

7:07: Could you provide some backup for your claim that bus fares bring in $20 million per year?

Inquiring minds want to know.

NicK said...

its not "free" our taxes already pay for service, fares just go to profit margins

Anonymous said...

Who is going to be holding the bag for all the escalating losses on this idea Mr. Mayor? Don't you think another boondoggle may not be in the best interest of this city at this point?

Anonymous said...

PS DONT FORGET TO PAY YOUR REPARATIONS YOU LIBERAL WHITE HOGS

Anonymous said...

Kansas City shells out millions if not billions for developers, a new airport, luxury apartments, a superfluous hotel, and an airport that will be less convenient that the one we have, and you doofuses are complaining about free bus rides?

Get a life.

Anonymous said...

This has unintended consequences written all over it. When people pay they can have expectations and assurances for quality.

Bis fare isn't holding anyone in the city back but there are plenty of other things like the worst schools imagineable and horrific violent crime that actually is holding the city back

Anonymous said...

^^ Look doofus we bitch about the freebies the developers get also so get with the program here.

Anonymous said...

Nothing is for free!

Anonymous said...

TOP PHOTO -- Q..R..S..T

QUINTON RIDES the SOCIALISM TRAIN!!!

Anonymous said...

Don’t forget the $ 400 million master bicycle plan. We got plenty money in this shity

Anonymous said...

Dumb shits keep voting for it.

Anonymous said...

I was thinking a bullet for a ride, hand gun for a monthly pass was the way to improve things.

Anonymous said...

The only reason for the streetcar is free transportation. If you make busses free, you no longer need a streetcar extension.

Anonymous said...

^^^^^^FTW

Anonymous said...

Take a look at Quinton Lucas picture. He looks like a moron with that dumb look on his face.
What he is doing is working socialism into our society and people will fall for it. FREE FREE FREE FYI nothing is for free get a clue and figure it out people! This is how it starts. Don't let the plantation owner own you!

Anonymous said...

No Fing way. Without having to pay a nominal fare the black youth "flash mobs" will be invading every part of town the bus services. The end of anything nice in kc.

Anonymous said...

Maybe the City can provide me a rebate since I will never ride the bus. My car is very costly to me...

Anonymous said...

Freebies like this are why we're all forced to pay the earnings tax.

Anonymous said...

^^ Look doofus we bitch about EVERYTHING, CONSTANTLY so get with the program here.

Anonymous said...

Urban youth on a street near you, and your paying for it. Wonderful.

Anonymous said...

All of you are so uninformed.

The dark horse, Democrat ticket in 2020 is:

MAYOR PETE/MAYOR QUINTON/2020

Anonymous said...

^^^ BUTT BROTHERS?

Anonymous said...

Their first bumper sticker: "We're all sisters under the skin".

Anonymous said...

Quinton wants a streetcar to Lawrence so he can go suck dick there without an additional DUI arrest

Anonymous said...

2019's cities with the best and worst public transportation

KCMO Ranked 88th out of 100.


I guess free rides will mask all the ridculous flaws?

Anonymous said...

Dark horse? Why do you have to always make it racial ?

Anonymous said...

Let’s not forget about those campaign promises Q!

Anonymous said...

Free = Worthless
Dangerous = Perilous unsafe