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Another “24 Hour Expenditure Report” from the folk(s) opposed to the renewal of the Kansas City earnings tax on the April 5th ballot, via the Missouri Ethics Commission:


FREEDOM PAC [pdf] 3/31/2011

1. Total Receipts For This Election Previously Reported $476,000.01

8. Total All Receipts This Election $476,000.01

14. Total Expenditures This Election $472,098.54

27. Money On Hand at the close of this reporting period $32,145.40

34. Total Indebtedness at the Close of This Reporting Period $55,331.00

[emphasis added]

That’s a lot of money. Too bad we can’t figure out who’s bankrolling the bankrollers.

And what did they spend in the previous twenty-four hours?:


FREEDOM PAC [pdf] 3/31/2011

B. Itemized Expenditures All Over $100

Suede Group

5370 NW 95th Street

Prairie Village KS 66207


Video Work


Axiom Strategies, LLC

1251 NW Briarcliff Pkwy

Suite 85

Kansas City MO 64116


Various — Invoice #1463


[emphasis added]


General Addendum:

Axiom Strategies, LLC — Invoice #1463 — Neighborhood Canvassing & Data Collection; Tele-Town Hall (3/29/11) and


We’re curious. Is this just wingnut welfare?

If the earnings tax is approved it’ll come up for a vote again in five years thanks to a billionaire and the millions of dollars he spent on Proposition A. Do you think the same consultants will be taking care of any future campaigns?

Wouldn’t it have been easier and cheaper just to cut them a check directly and save everyone else the time and expense? Just asking.


Campaign Finance: throwing bad money after bad – opponent(s) of the Kansas City earnings tax (March 30, 2011)

Kansas City Earnings Tax: ad in support of yes vote on April 5th (March 30, 2011)

That’s a question a lot of people have been asking (March 29, 2011)

Campaign Finance: Freedom PAC’s spending against the earnings tax in Kansas City (March 28, 2011)

Uh, we already knew about that (March 24, 2011)

Campaign Finance: Freedom PAC funded by the usual suspect(s) (March 18, 2011)

Campaign Finance: Who is bankrolling the bankrollers? (March 10, 2011)

Campaign Finance: your Friday big bucks contribution dump (March 4, 2011)

Campaign Finance: opponents of the earnings tax in Kansas City get a lot of help (February 26, 2011)