Thursday, March 26, 2020

TKC MUST READ!!! KANSAS CITY WORKING POOR CONFRONT WORSENING CORONAVIRUS IMPACT CRISIS!!!

EXCEPTIONAL JOURNALISM on a local disaster in the making is the best link we've found so far today . . .

'We've got two weeks before we run out of food': Americans trapped between coronavirus and poverty

In Kansas City's poorest neighbourhoods, they wait and they watch. The city's most vulnerable residents wait for coronavirus to reveal itself as they watch its daily progression from the edges of the country to the heartland. But they face another wait too.



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26 comments:

Anonymous said...

Basically, coronavirus has turned almost every neighborhood into the hood. A lot of people are waiting on those checks form the government. The stimulus better get passed today or there are going to be more people than just wall street traders who are pissed.

Anonymous said...

It's only day three in Kansas City and people are already grumbling about the shut down. Would be really surprised to see how long people decide to comply with it. The sunny day in KC was filled with people not keeping much distance from one another.

Anonymous said...

Flattening the curve in China took two months. Doubt that will fly in KC or anywhere else. Not without some serious changes.

Free KC said...

^^^^ Mortgage & rent moratorium. NOW!

Anonymous said...


There are hundreds of jobs around the city right now Hy Vee, Walmart and a few others that were hiring for cleaning and restocking. The stimulus could have been passed earlier but Nancy Pelosi was trying to slide things in like making the airlines change their emissions during this crisis. She was kicking the airline while it was down. They were also trying to pass more money for Planned Parenthood things that have nothing to do with this virus crisis.

Anonymous said...

100% true!
I hope Dems pay the price for their leaders’ ineptitude

Don’t think for a second Trump won’t exploit that.

I am Joe Biden and I forgot this message. Where am ?

Anonymous said...

^^^He’s at your house fucking your wife in the ass.

Anonymous said...

6:39 is very correct in that people are going to start ignoring the stay at home and distance orders. If people hadn't done all that panic buying they might have some extra money around for the food they will need. But Americans have not for decades had to face hard times so maybe it's time we were delivered a hard dose of reality that stupid spending delivers stupid prizes.

Anonymous said...

If you have cash- go buy a new car.
If you do payments - you can’t afford it.

Dex said...

There are plenty of people who are going to need help during this and they're not all from the hood. Look around Johnson County or Lee's Summit very closely and you'll notice a lot of people who are already looking for assistance. The need is a lot greater than SOME conservatives are willing to admit. Casting all of these people into the fire isn't a smart move in an election year.

Anonymous said...

Hope the lease payments on my BMW are extended. I see the FOOL at 7:17 is up.

Anonymous said...

But stil have the expensive SUV, cell phone, fresh done nails and hair, 200 buck air jordans. Or the I have an Rv, 2 dirt bikes, 2 Harleys, 4 canoes, a 22 foot boat and 5 sets of pings. Is that more like it ? Yep. While there are a lot of people stuck in poverty. More "poverty" people are like I just mentioned. My last poverty friend took a 2 month trip to find herself in Norway, after running a GoFundMe scam. So, cry those croc tears. A lot are for scammers, not poverty created by anyone but their own self. Get ya sum dat bitches..

Anonymous said...

It's okay being in a city during a major freak out or panic is nothing to worry about!

Anonymous said...

Quintin is an idiot for starting at 30 days, should be 2 weeks max. Let the people return to their lives. This is way overblown. If anything let the old and sick quarantine.

Anonymous said...

There is no food shortage.

Everybody on the planet is giving sixty or ninety day forgiveness on everything and more if needed.

The question to ask is what are you doing with the money you already are saving by missing payments?

The ghetto people are still getting their free money so they can’t complain.

Everybody else can get unemployment.

But let’s freak out instead.



Anonymous said...

^^^^^ quarantine yourself, bitch.

Anonymous said...

9:20 is lying. And rather stupidly. Everybody is NOT giving 60 to 90 days forgiveness.

Anonymous said...

^^And yet they are. Weird.

Anonymous said...

The Senate stimulus is a rip off. A little bit for the people now and huge give away to rich people with no conditions that they even hire us.

Anonymous said...

Are you the blithering idiot who said:
It's one person coming in from China. We have it under control.
????

Anonymous said...

Look at the servile little bitch complaining about poor people but saying nothing about his billionaire bitch owners getting $$$Trillions. Sic em bitch! Bend over bitch. Good bitch!

Anonymous said...

10:13 is not Weird. He's just a little liar who makes it up as he goes along.

Anonymous said...

^^^ give up, you lost this round

Anonymous said...

How many people will die from the economic consequences of the closing of the economy? Will it be more than those who die of the virus?

The answer is it doesn't matter because politicians won't be held accountable for those deaths, they are too attenuated.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of which, the house didn’t vote on the stimulus package today, the loose dentures and resident effing nut case Nancy paloosie closed the house down for the day, vote maybe tomorrow. It was open a grand total of 1 minute and 55 seconds.....

She doesn’t care about anybody but herself.

Byron Funkhouser said...

^^Hysterical nonsense.