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Just not in the direction you think.

Not exactly a grassroots movement. Rex Sinquefield's contribution to the 'Vote No On The E-Tax' campaign committee.

Not exactly a grassroots movement. Rex Sinquefield’s contribution to the ‘Vote No On The E-Tax’ campaign committee.

Today at the Missouri Ethics Commission for the Rex Sinquefield-centric anti-earnings tax campaign committee:

C161039 03/02/2016 VOTE NO ON THE E-TAX Rex Sinquefield 244 Bent Walnut Westphalia MO 65085 Retired 3/1/2016 $618,306.00

[emphasis added]

That’s an interesting large number.

The committee is new:

C161039: Vote No On The E-Tax

Committee Type: Campaign
308 East High Street Suite 301
Jefferson City Mo 65101 Established Date: 02/18/2016
[….]

Ballot Measure History
Ballot Measures Election Date Subject Support/Oppose

Proposition E 04/05/2016 Shall The Earnings Tax Of 1% Imposed By The City Of Stlouis Be Continued For A Period Of 5 Years Commencing Jan 1 Immediately Following The Date Of This Election/City Of St Louis Oppose
Question 1 04/05/2016 Shall The Earnings Tax Of 1% Imposed By The City Of Kansas City Be Continued For A Period Of 5 Years Commencing Jan 1 Immediately Following The Date Of This Election/City Of Kansas City Oppose
Earnings Tax Issues 08/02/2016 Campaign Agains Any And All Earnings Tax Issues/Statewide Oppose
Earnings Tax Issues 11/08/2016 Campaign Against Any And All Earnings Tax Issues/Statewide Oppose

[emphasis added]

The one man effort to screw over Kansas City and St. Louis continues.

Oh, and that $40.00? We can’t figure out where that came from:

Missouri Ethics Commission
M.E.C. ID NO. C161039 [pdf]
ADDENDUM STATEMENT
PURPOSE: Form Addendum should be used for explanation of any additional information needed to complete an accurate filing of this report.

Miscellaneous Receipt:
Deposit required for opening bank account.
Amount: 40.00

MO 300-1325 (10-06) ADDENDUM STMT

There’s no indication in the report where that $40.00 came from.

Previously:

The definition of obscenity (October 2, 2010)

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

Kansas City and St. Louis earnings taxes: continuation wins in landslides (April 6, 2011)