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…extolling the virtues of a regressive tax. Except they won’t tell you those virtues don’t accrue to working families.

Yesterday, at the Missouri Ethics Commission:

C131133 06/23/2014 MISSOURIANS FOR SAFE TRANSPORTATION & NEW JOBS INC DeLong’s Inc. PO Box 479 Jefferson City MO 65102 6/23/2014 $25,000.00

C131133 06/23/2014 MISSOURIANS FOR SAFE TRANSPORTATION & NEW JOBS INC N.B. West Contracting Co. 2780 Mary Ave. St Louis MO 63144 6/23/2014 $25,000.00

C131133 06/23/2014 MISSOURIANS FOR SAFE TRANSPORTATION & NEW JOBS INC Phillips Hardy 15290 Highway 135 Boonville MO 65233 6/23/2014 $20,000.00

C131133 06/23/2014 MISSOURIANS FOR SAFE TRANSPORTATION & NEW JOBS INC Twehous Excavating Company, Inc. 8514 Liberty Rd. Jefferson City MO 65101 6/23/2014 $12,500.00

C131133 06/23/2014 MISSOURIANS FOR SAFE TRANSPORTATION & NEW JOBS INC SRA Insurance Agency, LLC 5201 Johnson Drive, Suite 500 Mission KS 66205 6/23/2014 $10,000.00

C131133 06/23/2014 MISSOURIANS FOR SAFE TRANSPORTATION & NEW JOBS INC Vance Brothers PO Box 300107 Kansas City MO 64130 6/23/2014 $10,000.00

C131133 06/23/2014 MISSOURIANS FOR SAFE TRANSPORTATION & NEW JOBS INC Branco Enterprises, Inc. PO Box 459 Neosho MO 64850 6/23/2014 $7,500.00

C131133 06/23/2014 MISSOURIANS FOR SAFE TRANSPORTATION & NEW JOBS INC Industry Advancement Fund/Heavy Contractors Association 3101 Broadway, Suite 780 Kansas City MO 64111 6/23/2014 $160,000.00

[emphasis added]

That last one is in chess territory.

Previously:

Campaign Finance: the dough keeps rolling in (June 22, 2014)

Campaign Finance: escalation (June 17, 2014)

Campaign Finance: What’s an increase in regressive taxes among friends anyway? (June 10, 2014)

Nix the sales tax: A question of fairness – and progessive identity (June 9, 2014)

Gov. Jay Nixon: “…This tax hike is neither a fair nor fiscally responsible solution…” (June 2, 2014)