According to the people who REALLY run Kansas City . . . The best person in town recently asked for HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF BUCKS FROM TAXPAYERS FOR THE REST OF HIS LIFE.
It's kind of a slap in the face for everybody who doesn't drive a luxury car or believe the hype from local sports teams.
However, the honor speaks to the ongoing need/demand for corporate welfare to sustain the global economy in the era of post-capitalism.
Here's a few empty words explaining the tribute . . .
Sherman gained widespread notoriety in fall 2020 when he led a collaborative effort to purchase the Kansas City Royals in hopes of reinvigorating the major league baseball team and its potential to inspire regional success.
But his contributions to the community also include involvement in Teach for America and with the Civic Council of Greater Kansas City, the UMKC Foundation, the National World War I Museum, Truman Presidential Library and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
“I’ve known John for over a decade. And when I first met him, I thought about him being a very thoughtful, curious, and a humble servant leader,” said Wendy Guillies, president and CEO of the Kauffman Foundation, noting in a video presentation that Sherman has been a steady force on the Kauffman board.
But all of that added up, dollar for dollar, might not equal the desperate effort to secure AT LEAST A HALF A BILLION BUCKS FROM TAXPAYERS in order to power the next phase of gentrification inside the loop.
So, you'll forgive us if we're not convinced.
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com news links . . .
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City Royals owner John Sherman has been named the 2021 Kansas Citian of the Year by the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce. The chamber presented Sherman with the award Tuesday at its 134th Annual Dinner, according to a chamber news release.
John Sherman gained widespread notoriety in fall 2020 when he led a collaborative effort to purchase the Kansas City Royals in hopes of reinvigorating the major league baseball franchise, but his philanthropic work supports an even larger hometown team, civic leaders said Tuesday.
You decide . . .