The facts, faces and hum of local politics with Steve Kraske and Dave Helling
Chastain says wealthy should pay for medical research while taxpayers pay for light rail
09/19/2013 2:36 PM
09/20/2013 4:56 PM
The half-cent sales tax for Jackson County medical research has apparently picked up another opponent.
“Though 5 percent of America’s population holds 93 percent of the nation’s bounty, this does not stop the well off in Kansas City from asking the overburdened, money-strapped, lowly taxpayer to fund their big speculative medical research plan,” he writes today. “I challenge the rectitude of their motives.”
Besides, those overburdened, money-strapped, lowly taxpayers need to spend their money on something else.
“The wealthy should fund the medical research, and the taxpayers a new modern transit system,” he said.
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