Today, at the Missouri Ethics Commission:
C131097 05/15/2014 GROW MISSOURI Rex Sinquefield 244 Bent Walnut Westphalia MO 65085 Retired 5/13/2014 $1,500,000.00
Come to think of it, for some people one point five million dollars is the equivalent of eleven cents.
There’s a history here (from 2013):
C131097 07/11/2013 GROW MISSOURI Rex Sinquefield 244 Bent Walnut Westphalia MO 65085 Retired 7/9/2013 $1,300,000.00
C131097 12/20/2013 GROW MISSOURI Rex Sinquefield 244 Bent Walnut Westphalia MO 65085 Retired 12/19/2013 $245,000.00
C131097 12/31/2013 GROW MISSOURI Rex Sinquefield 244 Bent Walnut Westphalia MO 65085 Retired 12/30/2013 $250,000.00
Missouri’s astroturf supported plutocratic future will be stunning in its magnificence.
Campaign Finance: how astroturf (the fake grassroots) works (August 1, 2013)
HB 1955: a modest proposal (February 21, 2014)
The Red Lily, Anatole France
…For the poor it consists in sustaining and preserving the wealthy in their power and their laziness. The poor must work for this, in presence of the majestic quality of the law which prohibits the wealthy as well as the poor from sleeping under the bridges, from begging in the streets, and from stealing bread…
Here’s a modest proposal: limit campaign monetary contributions to eight times the hourly minimum wage. That is, a day’s wage for honest work – a “reasonable” amount available to every working adult in the state, no matter their economic status.
After that if you want to contribute more to a campaign using your individual sweat equity by going door to door, doing literature drops, walking in parades, stuffing envelopes, whatever, then go ahead and knock yourself out.
The law, in all it’s majesty, allows each and every one of us to contribute one point five million dollars or eleven cents to support our choice of political causes. It’s your choice…