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It must be nice. Pile up that campaign indebtedness getting pasted in the election and someone shows up to bail you out.

Today, 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

C091269 FREEDOM PAC [pdf] 4/6/2011

American Democracy Alliance

1100 Main Street Suite 2600

Kansas City, MO 64105

4/5/2011

$150,000.00

[emphasis added]

The earnings taxes in Kansas City and St. Louis will continue to fund necessary city services because the voters overwhelmingly approved them in yesterday’s elections.

A reporter on one of the Kansas City television stations referred to the earnings tax as “controversial” this morning. You don’t get to say that and not sound like an idiot, not with the huge approval margins for the measure in this election.

It’s only controversial for old media because an anonymous someone(s) has deep enough pockets to make it so.

The sad thing? Kansas City and St. Louis will have to go through this exercise again in five years. Who profits? Just asking.

Previously:

Kansas City and St. Louis earnings taxes: continuation wins in landslides (April 5, 2011)

Campaign Finance: Freedom PAC – the last 24 hour report before the election (April 4, 2011)

Campaign Finance: what’s this? (April 3, 2011)

Campaign Finance: opponent(s) of the Kansas City earnings tax – another 24 hour report (March 31, 2011)

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)