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There’s been a bit more campaign finance news about Proposition A – the ballot initiative battle over earnings taxes in Kansas City and St. Louis.

From the United for Missouri’s Priorities web site:

The Facts About The Statewide Ballot Initiative To Repeal The Earnings Tax

This Initiative Will Hurt Missouri

Missouri’s best is still ahead of us, but we’ll never get there if we don’t have safe neighborhoods, good schools, stable jobs, and basic services. This initiative will force hundreds of millions of dollars in cuts to the budgets of Missouri’s two largest cities with no plan to replace funding. This will devastate their ability to provide basic services and will make those communities less safe and less livable and will make our state a far less desirable place for families to move and businesses to locate and bring jobs…

The billionaire and two other folks who want to eliminate the earnings taxes have a head start:

What ten million dollars gets you (October 5, 2010)

Their opponents, who want folks to defeat Proposition A and preserve the financial well-being of Missouri’s two largest cities, have raised some money in the last day or so, as reported at the Missouri Ethics Commission::

CONTRIBUTION OF MORE THAN $5,000.00 RECEIVED BY ANY COMMITTEE FROM ANY SINGLE DONOR – TO BE FILED WITHIN 48 HOURS OF RECEIVING THE CONTRIBUTION

C101545 UNITED FOR MISSOURI’S PRIORITIES [pdf] 10/7/2010

National Education Association

Washington DC

10/6/2010

$200,000.00

Missouri Federation of Teachers

SRP Solidarity Fund

Jefferson City MO

10/7/2010

$55,000.00

[emphasis added]

CONTRIBUTION OF MORE THAN $5,000.00 RECEIVED BY ANY COMMITTEE FROM ANY SINGLE DONOR – TO BE FILED WITHIN 48 HOURS OF RECEIVING THE CONTRIBUTION

C101545 UNITED FOR MISSOURI’S PRIORITIES [pdf] 10/7/2010

Ballot Initiative Group of Missouri Inc

St Louis MO

10/7/2010

$10,000.00

Change To Win

St Louis MO

10/7/2010

$15,000.00

[emphasis added]

That’s chump change when compared to over ten million dollars from one person. Or, plutocracy, whichever you prefer.

And, the national corporation advertising mascot of compact low voltage energy source storage devices leporidae check writer for right wingnut causes (apparently, with a short attention span, too) keeps on giving:

CONTRIBUTION OF MORE THAN $5,000.00 RECEIVED BY ANY COMMITTEE FROM ANY SINGLE DONOR – TO BE FILED WITHIN 48 HOURS OF RECEIVING THE CONTRIBUTION

C101046 MISSOURI CLUB FOR GROWTH POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE 10/7/2010

Rex Sinquefield

Westphalia, MO

Self-Employed

10/6/2010

$125,000.00

[emphasis added]

Heh. Plutocracy, indeed.

Let’s tell you ’bout their best friends (June 23, 2010)

…Six degrees of republican interest groups? With friends like that, who needs to go door to door?