Friday, May 29, 2020
KANSAS CITY FIRE DEPARTMENT JUNE 2ND SALES TAX INCREASE ELECTION WARNING: 'IF YOU ARE SICK OR UNCOMFORTABLE VOTING, PLEASE STAY HOME!'
There has been very little news coverage of a proposed Kansas City sales tax increase that will spike the local cost of living during a pandemic economic crisis.
This cowtown's so-called paper of record is far too busy writing a series of scathing editorials attacking Missouri Guv Parson who is facing a strong challenge from Auditor Nicole Galloway.
And that has inspired this latest screed from the local rag . . .
Missouri Gov. Mike Parson: If you don’t feel safe, just don’t vote. That’s democracy?
Money line . . .
“I hope people feel safe to go out and vote, but if they don’t, you know the number one thing is their safety should be number one. So if they don’t, then don’t go out and vote. I don’t know that I’ve ever heard myself say that, but if you don’t feel safe, then I wouldn’t do that.”
We don’t know that we’ve ever heard anyone who purports to care about democracy say that, nor would we expect to. Parson’s message that we should bail on voting rather than risking our health is especially outrageous because in Missouri, it’s his party that’s determined to force people to choose between staying safe and doing their duty as a citizen.
Accordingly and echoing the statements of the Governor . . .
IN THEIR LATEST MAILER, KCFD WARNS THAT SICK AND "UNCOMFORTABLE" VOTERS SHOULD STAY HOME!!!
Given that this is a typically low turnout election and there's still coronavirus risk, that's not bad advice but the tactics from local union leaders clearly hasn't elicited the same kind of rage confronting the Republican governor.
Take a look at the hype delivered to tens of thousands of mailboxes across KCMO . . .
This is a pricey fold-out piece, the kind that funds the vast majority of local political consultants . . .
The back of the mailer seems cute enough but includes a bit of scary language . . .
A closer look . . .
And so, whilst the newspaper and local Democratic activists are quick to call out the Republican governor in Jeff City . . . We haven't seen a peep about THE VERY SAME TACTIC USED BY FIREFIGHTERS confronting Kansas City voters.
You decide . . .