Tuesday, October 22, 2019
READERS: KANSAS CITY STAR SELLS OUT JACKSON COUNTY HOMEOWNERS WITH COURTHOUSE FAKE NEWS!!!
The newspaper contradicted a whole year of their coverage that lagged behind every other news outlet in town.
Sadly, the attempt to calm residents only inspired more outrage.
To wit . . .
SPECIAL THANKS TO READERS WHO SENT US WORD OF KANSAS CITY STAR BETRAYAL OF THEIR OWN REPORTING AND HOMEOWNER FRUSTRATION VIA HACK SPIN AUTHORED BY LEADERS AT THE COURTHOUSE!!!
A few highlights from comments sent our way . . .
"The data is garbage put together by Caleb and it's just as flawed as the assessments. Why anybody would trust numbers from the Assessment director is beyond comprehension."
"The newspaper overlooks a fundamental fact and didn't even bother to raise the issue. Jackson County failed to conduct physical inspections mandated by the Charter when they were doing assessments. They DID NOT follow their own rules. The process was flawed and the paper let's them off the hook for it."
"Hendricks heads into retirement as the biggest hack Kansas City has ever seen . . . He should have just shared his byline with Caleb."
For those who didn't bother reading it, we don't blame you . . . The highlights:
"Despite reassessment, most tax bills in Jackson County aren’t skyrocketing after all"
FALSE . . . BY THEIR OWN ADMISSION PROPERTY TAXES WILL MORE THAN DOUBLE FOR 5,671 HOMEOWNERS!!!
Some of those increases are by more than 400%
Buried in this "analysis" is the final nail in the coffin of Exec Frank White's political career:
"Taxes will rise 25% or less on two-thirds of residential properties. A bigger hurt will be felt by the owners of 31,403 of the county’s 231,544 developed residential properties. Their taxes will go up by 25 to 100%."
More to the point, there is little distinction betwixt some of these "developed" or residential properties . . . The KC Star swallows Courthouse wordplay that still reveals NEARLY EVERYBODY'S PROPERTY TAXES will spike dramatically and disproportionately.
Headline clickbait is cute but maybe one of the most greatest signs that the newspaper is living in an alternative reality wherein stories from hatched from the team of an old school ball player can substitute from REAL LIFE RISING BILLS confronting the public.
Nevertheless . . .
TKC doesn't have to win an argument with the newspaper or the Jackson County Exec's office . . .
WHEN MANY RESIDENTS GET THEIR BILLS THEIR PROPERTY TAX BILLS THERE WILL BE POLITICAL UPHEAVAL KANSAS CITY HASN'T SEEN IN DECADES AS THE COSTS WILL, IN FACT, FORCE MANY RESIDENTS OUT OF THEIR HOMES DESPITE THE ASSURANCES OF A DYING NEWSPAPER!!!
Sadly, the fake news published for the benefit of incompetent Kansas City political leadership will be of little comfort in one of the greatest economic debacles this town has ever witnessed.
Developing . . .