But at what cost?
What is the cost of having 62 languages spoken in our schools?
Is this fair for english speaking students, hoping to receive an adequate education?
Not to mention the tax dollars being used for technology and teacher's time!
Taxation Without Representation
Board of Public Utilities 2017 Budget
Quotes from Mayor Holland
Mayor Mark Holland boasted that only five years later, his city’s white population has been reduced to 40 percent.
“Our school district speaks 62 different languages by the children every single day. And Kansas City, Kansas, has a proud heritage of welcoming all people into the community, people who are not welcome in other places.”
But what is the cost of having 62 languages spoken in our schools for english speaking students, hoping to receive an adequate education? Not to mention the tax dollars being used for technology and teacher's time!
In recent years, the city has welcomed more refugees from other parts of the world, including Muslim Somalia, Afghanistan and Iraq, Hindus from Bhutan and Buddhists and Muslims from Burma.
“The Democrats still have a foothold in Kansas City and we’re very proud of that,” said the Democrat mayor. “And because Democrats are in Wyandotte County, we welcome our gay and lesbian brothers and sisters and celebrate their life and their love, and always will.”
The U.S. State Department, working with the United Nations, has sent 2,371 international refugees to Kansas City, Kansas, since 2002.
The refugees, unlike most other classifications of immigrants, immediately qualify for a smorgasbord of state and federal welfare benefits and are placed on a fast-track toward full citizenship, which is obtainable within five years.
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Did you realize that your BPU payments are supporting free services to all Unified Government facilities? Your BPU payments are taxed without your input. Tell Mark Holland that you don't appreciate that!
See the facts below:
From the time Holland took a position, the PILOT fee has increased 5%, from 7.9% to 12.8%
The 2017 Budget includes a non-operating item of $32,743,155 for the collection and payment of the Payment in Lieu of Tax (PILOT) to the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas.
The rate set by the Unified Government for 2017 is 11.9% of electric and water sales of the utility. The 2017 amount includes $27,447,611 from electric system utility funds and $5,295,544 in water system utility funds. The PILOT is charged to BPU customers as an additional line item on billing statements. And is not tax deductible.
"In addition to these items, the utility is involved in the community by sponsoring non-profit community events, supporting community organizations, and contributing to the United Way fundraising campaign."