Kansas City Star Supports Mayor Q Cutting Police By $12 MILLION And Blaming GOP

The so-called Kansas City paper-of-record offers stunning mental gymnastics for subscribers this morning by way of an editorial screed which mixes partisan political vitriol with typical justification for misplaced civic priorities.

Here are the highlights, try to follow along because the connections are razor thin.

Helpful hint . . . 

The Capitol insurrection is to blame for KCMO budget problems.

It's unclear how that's possible and the polemic doesn't really help explain it beyond the mayor's quotes. . . So here goes:

"Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas is proposing a $12 million cut to the budget of the Kansas City Police Department . . .

"But given that so much of our city budget is spent on public safety, there is no way, in the middle of this pandemic that won’t be over until most of us get vaccinated, that the KCPD could or should be spared this 4.3% cut.

"As Lucas has been saying for months, it was the refusal of congressional Republicans to send any pandemic relief to cities that will now necessitate some degree of “defunding” all over the country . . .

“We hear all the time about irresponsible cities” that because they’re run by Democrats deserve no COVID-19 relief, the mayor said in a Tuesday night interview. But “if we’d received CARES Act funding that allowed for revenue replacement, there would be no cuts to the police department.”

Stunning conclusion . . .

"This is a little bit like those in the pro-Donald Trump mob at the U.S. Capitol who were carrying Blue Lives Matter flags — while attacking police officers. It doesn’t track, does it?

"It’s “because of our Republican defunding of government,” Lucas said, that “we’re being forced to reevaluate” how to keep the city as safe as possible with less funding for police officers."

Quick guide to follow along . . .

- Republicans are to blame for KCMO budget problems that have been decades in the making by way of EPIC taxpayer giveaways and a focus on funding tourist attractions.

- KCPD are first to suffer cuts amid the COVID budget crisis but it's important to remember that the capitol insurrection proves former Prez Trump hates police far more than Mayor Q. 

- The police are to blame for Kansas City's historic murder spike. Hiring more cops doesn't keep Kansas City safe even if neither the dept. nor the mayor has worked to meet staffing goals set in 1968.

Accordingly . . .

Good luck deciphering any of these arguments given that most objections via social media are easily cast aside as racially charged hatred akin to the death threats the mayor has suffered.

Meanwhile, KCMO quickly approaches bankruptcy despite an abundance of nearly indecipherable rhetoric and newspaper discount offers.

You decide . . .

Comments

  1. big omission here.

    COVID vaccination helps the budget.

    Good to know I can do my part.

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  2. Oh yes notice how Lucas is slashing budgets and cutting payroll right after he spent better than half a week play in Florida on the taxpayers dime. The public needs to demand he reimburse the city for all the costs of his mini vacation if he is going to be laying people off from work.

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  3. Do you hear how stupid this is? Lucas though he is a black man is sounding just like the nazi gestapo. Same as the KC Star do people not see what is going on? Did anyone know that everyone in the Biden administration has a relative or some how is related to George Soros? Do you know how bad Soros hated Jews even though he is a Jew and what he did to Jews turning them in to be killed. Think abut this and look around morons. See what is happening.

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  4. So they want to blame the GOP for not sending money to cities that democrat mayors allowed to be burned to the ground and drove out their tax base in the name of social justice. Ok. I get it. Next time you look around at Kansas City and wonder why tax payers and businesses have left the city, just remember, you brought it on yourselves

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  5. Arguing with the mayor and city council is like running in the Special Olympics. In the end, they're still retarded.

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  6. TOP PHOTO -- SCHIZOPHRENIC

    Question: Alphabetically, after you finish "P"eeing, what comes next?


    Answer: "Q" !!!

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  7. Not content with taxing the earnings of people who live in other cities, Lucas now wants taxpayers who live in other states to chip in - including their children, grandchildren and generations not yet born. This is a complete failure of governance over many years.

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  8. ^^OH my God Maude, what do we do!!!!!!

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  9. Well isn't that convenient? He gets to hate on the police and claim it's not his fault. Typical.

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  10. so he's proposing a police budget cut - who, what, where, when and why should be the questions that follow.

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  11. Q should just get back to ignoring black on black crime.

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  12. I know what to do 9:28 - call everyone Maude, diaper shitter, cat food, CHUD, etc,etc. You are incapable of rational thought, your life confined to name calling. Enjoy.

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  13. Years of financial mismanagement by liberal Democrats in KC can now be excused away by passing the buck.

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  14. BLM and Antifa now own the city. Good buy tax base hello mob. Karencratics on steroids.

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    1. And the Black Panters are doing security. What could go wrong?

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  15. ^^We aren't scared Matlock. You are. Stay in Frogville.

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    1. ^^^^^Momma has your enema ready go upstairs and get it baby boy.

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  16. Next, Lucas will be blaming Republicans for his poor job of snow removal.

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  17. You can point at the chucklowes and find a lot of the nation's faults

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  18. ^^^^You can STFU

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  19. Basement Biden is responsible for more than 60,000 COVID deaths for being so slow to react after becoming president. He's done nothing to help.

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  20. Joseph R. Biden*, Resident Asterisk2/12/21, 10:27 AM

    Yes I did! I placed another order and blamed Trump! What else am I supposed to do? Have a plan C'mon man!

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  21. Vote Yes on the Earnings Tax renewal, so we can keep spending tax money on entertainment districts, convention centers, convention hotels, parking garages for luxury condos and apartments, toy trains, stadiums and subsidize underperforming TIF's. Thank you Mayor Q.

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  22. Joseph R. Biden*, Resident Asterisk2/12/21, 10:38 AM

    Make Kansas City California!

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  23. he'll have to loan us the money first, then default on the payback. then it'll be california.

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  24. Mayor lickass and no balls has learned how to play the dimwit blame game, he’d better watch out because it’s not working out very well for dimwit governors and mayors right now, Cali is recalling their governor, coumo is going down for being a mass murderer and the Portland, Seattle, la and Minneapolis mayors are going down as we speak but hey, let’s blame republicans for their clueless dimwit behaviors.

    It’s clear that none of these people have a clue what to do and the ball less boy blunder is leading the pack.

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  25. Quinton Lucas2/12/21, 11:14 AM

    I can't believe that I shaved my balls for this!

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  26. No Quinton. The budget shortfall is because of your idiotic lockdown measures. If you had not sent all of the workers in the city home they would have continued paying the E-tax you depend on for your budget.

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  27. Mayor McDrinkerson! Cutting police in the middle of record murder totals? Sober up before you do a budget silly boy!

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  28. Jackson County and KCMO did receive millions in relief, it was just squandered.

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  29. Quinton Lucas2/12/21, 11:36 AM

    It was not squandered! We spent it sniffing coke off of stripper asses!

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    1. Nothing so heterosexual was done by this mayor. Lol

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  30. Well, if the KC Star recommends something, then you know it's a dumb idea.

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  31. How quaint. White Guilt Daily has recommendations!!

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  32. What exactly is the mayor's IQ? Can't be very high with stupid decisions like this.

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  33. 12:43 about 1 point above the collective at the Star and added together it wouldn’t get you to double digits!

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  34. It is the GOP that has been fighting so desperately against helping to fund local governments hard hit by the COVID pandemic. Who do you think PAYS cops and firefighters? Santa? The Easter Bunny?

    KC cannot print money in the City Hall basement. The GOP in DC and the GOP in Jeff City have done their damnedest to avoid helping out the "evil" BLUE Cities. They don't Back the Blue in Blue Cities!

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    1. Go back to defending the mob Phil.

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    2. Oh Phil. Nice attempt at blame-shifting.

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  35. PSST! PHIL!

    The federal budget deficit is projected to total $2.3 trillion in the 2021 fiscal year, a drop from last year but well ahead of anything the U.S. had seen prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Congressional Budget Office reported Thursday.

    That total does not include the $1.9 trillion in relief spending that President Joe Biden has proposed, because the ultimate size of the package has not been determined.

    While smaller than the $3.13 trillion shortfall in fiscal 2020, the red ink this year still will be the second-largest in the nation’s history either in total dollar terms or as a proportion of the $20.9 trillion U.S. economy.

    Whereas the previous deficit was 14.9% of GDP, the 2021 level is projected to be 10.3%.

    The dollar size of the budget shortfall is $448 billion, or 25%, larger than the previous forecast from the CBO, a nonpartisan agency that provides budgetary analysis to Congress.

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  36. Always a good idea to take advice from kansas city's biggest and most visable business loser
    Not to mention they are whackadoodle H8 mongers

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  37. But KC has a 1950s era streetcar. Glad I live in Frogville, Mo.

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  38. The Missouri House of Representatives has already placed it into a state law that Affects the entire state of Missouri.

    The Missouri House of Representatives has already placed into the state law that anybody that represents the city government of any type of employee, mayor, city Council, anybody that represents the city name in general was not allowed to enforce any type of federal gun laws within the state of Missouri.

    Also the state of Missouri has also said as the house of representatives in the state of Missouri that also indicated that anybody that represents the county name including anybody that advertises as the sheriffs department, sheriff in general, county prosecutor, county judges, or anybody else that represents the county name and general was not allowed to enforce any type of federal gun laws in general.

    The Missouri House of Representatives has also placed into state law that the entire state level of the state of Missouri of anybody that represents even a joint task force that represents the state of Missouri and a task force of the federal government was not allowed to have a general task force to enforce the federal Laws.

    Anything involving a federal gun law in general that any employee of the city government, county government, and even the state of Missouri was not allowed to enforce any type of federal gun laws in general and was not allowed to enforce any type of federal gun laws in general of involving anything in a federal gun law case.

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  39. The Missouri House of Representatives that represents the state of Missouri was also spreading word current laws within the state of Missouri of anything within the boundaries of the state of Missouri and any individuals that receives payroll from the state of Missouri in general including receiving any type of financial assistance from the state of Missouri in general.

    That any type of local government official including local law-enforcement agencies, county sheriffs deputies, current sheriffs in general. This law within the state of Missouri also places within any former sheriffs deputies, sheriffs department in general, and any future employees of the sheriffs department. This law also takes an affect of any former prosecutor is that serves the county, that also serves the city prosecutors office, that even represents the state of Missouri was not allowed to enforce any type of federal gun laws in general and the general task force that decides to join forces with the federal government was no longer exist.

    Missouri state law that was placed into state law by the Missouri House of Representatives that has also said any former city employees, any current city employees, any future city employees, and any former county employees including the sheriffs department, The actual sheriff, any former County prosecutors, any current county prosecutors, any future county and prosecutors was not allowed to enforce any type of federal gun laws within the state of Missouri.

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  40. The Missouri House of Representatives will continue to enforce the state law within the boundaries of the state of Missouri and within the Jurisdiction of the state of Missouri.

    Any former city employees, any current city employees, any future city employees within the state of Missouri was not allowed to enforce any type of federal gun laws and was not allowed to enforce any type of federal gun laws within the state of Missouri. That also includes any type of contractors that any city may hire for any type of reason or anything that affects the state of Missouri‘s reputation regarding enforcing federal gun laws that sitting bullies, county employees of any type of former, current, future employees was not allowed to enforce any type of federal gun loss within the boundaries of the state of Missouri.

    The state of Missouri of the House of Representatives was also placing into state law that joint task force of any type with the federal government has been terminated by the law of the state of Missouri.

    This law within the state of Missouri and any boundaries within the state of Missouri that only federal agents that work for the United States government has the authority to enforce any type of federal gun laws of any type of federal agents that represents the United States government.

    The house of representatives within the state of Missouri has already said that it’s prohibited by law for any type of former City employee, current city employee, future city employee that works with the name within any city governments within the city limits in the state of Missouri.

    Also it’s prohibited for any type of sheriffs, sheriffs deputies, and the staff of the sheriffs department including any city, county prosecutors, county judges were also not allowed to enforce any type of federal gun laws within the state of Missouri.

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  41. The Missouri House of Representatives was currently spreading word that it’s illegal for any former city employee, current city employee, future city employee was not allowed to enforce any type of federal gun laws of any type of federal gun laws within the Jurisdiction of the state of Missouri.

    The Missouri House of Representatives was also spreading word that is prohibited by law within the state of Missouri for any sheriffs deputies, sheriffs department, any employee of the sheriffs department, any city and county prosecutor that was a former city/county prosecutor, current city/county prosecutor, future City/County prosecutor.

    Joint task force of any federal agents must come to an end within the state of Missouri and was required by state law in the state of Missouri to come to an end that joint task force within the state of Missouri has never existed.

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  42. The Missouri House of Representatives was currently spreading word that there was a banned pawn city police including the county sheriffs department that was not allowed to enforce any type of Federal Gun Laws.

    Anybody that represents the state of Missouri what is prohibited by Missouri law to enforce any type of federal gun laws that was signed into federal law and anybody that represents the state of Missouri was prohibited by state law to enforce any type of federal laws regarding federal gun laws.

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  43. The Missouri House of Representatives has already passed into state law that it prohibits any local law-enforcement agencies including the sheriffs department to enforce any type of federal gun laws within the state of Missouri.

    The Missouri House of Representatives has also prohibited any type of local law-enforcement agencies including any sheriffs departments to enforce any type of federal gun laws.

    The local police stations as well as any sheriffs departments was not to enforce any type of federal gun laws within the state of Missouri..

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  44. Still the Skittles Rainbow flag waves for all the fruits and nuts to taste. Enjoy the rewards of whom you were dumb enough to elect. Abandon ship to all but the Lemmings

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  45. Q, don't look at Minneapolis; Those buffoons called for police cuts and are now suffering the consequences; Begging for more police funding while criminal activity spikes....

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