Today the message was loud and clear from the not-so-silent majority in this cowtown.
Like it or not . . .
SLAVERY REPARATIONS IS A LOSING CAUSE IN KANSAS CITY & A CRUSADE THAT THE MAJORITY OF VOTERS IN AND AROUND THE METRO WILL ABSOLUTELY REJECT!!!
And so . . . Per ushe, Kansas City Mayor Q retreats into legalese and attempts to qualify his bold pronouncements with sketchy reassurances.
Here's the word . . .
“It’s not taking already existing, lets say tax dollars in Kansas City to spend them on a whole bunch of folks," Mayor Lucas said. "Instead it’s saying as money is coming into the cities, particularly through federal programs and federal grants, how do we make sure we’re doing it and spending it in places where it can make the biggest and longest term impacts."
In another interview . . .
“I do think that this will be more of a programmatic set of investments rather than actually just everybody Black in America getting a $2,000 or $3,000 check. However, I do think we need to make sure that it is targeted to addressing areas that have traditionally been impacted by that underinvestment and his history is based upon so many things that were unfair,” Mayor Lucas said.
Accordingly . . .
As best as we can translate from the cagey newspeak of the embattled 12th & Oak honcho . . .
MAYOR Q LIKES THE IDEA OF SLAVERY REPARATIONS BUT THE FIERCE PUSH BACK SEEMINGLY HAS HIM SCARED!!!
No matter what you believe, that's not exactly inspiring leadership.
Personally, TKC isn't offended by somebody picking up more free money if only because the stimmy, so much corporate welfare and the 2008 bailout of banks that were "too big to fail" has done nothing less than expose a fundamental and possibly fatal flaw in global capitalism that might be worth investigating whilst waiting for the next government check.
And so we'll share links, promise to more about this later and take comfort in that social justice pledge for reparations now has Kansas City's highest ranking elected leader delving into mysteries of macroeconomic theory as applied to municipal government . . . Which might distract him from doing any more damage.
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) - Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas is vowing to pay reparations for slavery to Black people in Kansas City. He's one of 11 U.S. mayors who are making that commitment. They're all part of a group called Mayors Organized to Reparations and Equity.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City, Missouri, Mayor Quinton Lucas spent Saturday making his rounds at several Juneteenth events across the city. However he also took the time to weigh in on his commitment to the Mayors Organized for Reparations and Equity (MORE) pilot project. Lucas is working with 10 other U.S.
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