Rep. Vicky Hartzler (r): that didn’t go over very well

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Vicky Hartzler (r) [2018 file photo]

On Tuesday, via Twitter:

Rep. Vicky Hartzler @RepHartzler
It’s here: #TaxDay! Thankfully, the new Tax Law we passed grew paychecks throughout the year & doubled the child tax credit. Reminder: your tax refund may be slightly smaller than in previous years, because the new law let you keep more of your paycheck throughout the year!
[….]
8:00 AM – 15 Apr 2019

Apparently there aren’t a lot of billionaires who reside in the 4th Congressional District. Some of the responses:

Funny that Vicki feels the need to highlight where constituents might have experienced tax savings, because the savings were so minimal that taxpayers may not have noticed.

Meanwhile, her billionaire donor class had no difficulty locating their windfalls.

If that.

The best way to ensure the people of #MO04 have more money in the bank?

Pay them more for their hard work.

Your constituents voted 2:1 to increase the minimum wage in Missouri. That should be notice that you need to work to increase the federal minimum wage as well.

“Slightly smaller” is the understatement of the century. Way to hit the middle-class in the pocketbook and call it a tax break.

Right. #GOPTaxScam. You don’t need to remind corporate Their tax break is obvious.

I’m sure to millionaires like yourself it’s fantastic. To the rest of us it’s barely noticeable and depressing to watch our national debt skyrocket, but I guess as long as you get yours (TT)¯\_(ツ)_/¯

You forgot: **but remember there is no longer a deduction for children and the tax credit ends when they’re 17 so those of you with college age kids are screwed!

Ha! Ha! No change to my pay check AND I paid more in taxes. You are the BEST!

The new tax law passed by Vicki Hartzler also pushed the Federal deficit to nearly $1 TRILLION (during a healthy economy) and GDP remained below 3% for the year.

Where have all of the Tea Party types gone? NO principles!

Barack Obama inherited a TRILLION DOLLAR deficit and an economy shedding 700k jobs per month and “conservatives” bemoaned Obama for years as deficits were cut by 60%.

Trump inherited a solid economy and immediately balloons the deficit and *CRICKETS*
#unprincipled

Let me keep more, that I had to pay back?

This is a joke, right? You honestly think the majority of your constituents are owners of major multi-national corporations? Because looking around at my neighbors, I’m not seeing it.

Oh yes, with the extra $$$ in the take home pay, I was able to upgrade the quality of the toliet paper we use. So take your tax wealth reform and use it to wipe you a$$.

Stop misleading people Vicky. You had to double the child tax credit because you completely eliminated the personal exemptions. The big story here is you expanded the child credit from ~100k max to ~400k max so those poor unfortunate 400k earners will get a hugely fat return.

I paid out thousands more for your bullshit @GOP tax scam so a bunch of rich corporations could buy back more stock. Thanks for nothing you worthless POS.

They appear to be a bit testy.

Senator Scott Sifton (D): April Campaign Finance Report – 2019

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The April quarterly campaign finance reports are due at the Missouri Ethics Commission:

Senator Scott Sifton (D) [2018 file photo].

C091061: Scott Sifton For Missouri
Committee Type: Candidate
Po Box 4396
St Louis Mo 63123
Party Affiliation: Democrat
Established Date: 02/19/2009
[….]
Information Reported On: 2019 – April Quarterly Report
Beginning Money on Hand $317,989.66
Monetary Receipts + $37,221.68
Monetary Expenditures – $41,749.64
Contributions Made – $0.00
Other Disbursements – $350.23
Subtotal ($4,878.19)
Ending Money On Hand $313,111.47

[emphasis added]

Well, okay, that’s a lot of money for a state senator who is term limiting out.

And then there’s this:

C180701: Show Me Leadership Pac
Committee Type: Political Action
Po Box 29167
St Louis Mo 63126
Established Date: 11/17/2018
[….]
Information Reported On: 2019 – April Quarterly Report
Beginning Money on Hand $100.00
Monetary Receipts + $4,600.00
Monetary Expenditures – $0.00
Contributions Made – $0.00
Other Disbursements – $0.00
Subtotal $4,600.00
Ending Money On Hand $4,700.00

Only $4,700.00. Definitely not a republican PAC.

[redacted]

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The “[expletive deleted]” of the early 21st century.

This afternoon:

Indivisible demands full transparency and accountability after Mueller report
04/18/2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 18, 2019
Contact: Emily Phelps | press@indivisible.org
Washington, DC — The Indivisible Project’s national policy director Angel Padilla released the following statement in response to the release of the redacted Mueller report:

Congress must….investigate.

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#ConsciousnessOfGuilt

Bad combover. Check. Too long red tie. Check. Orange spray tan. Check. Tiny hands. Check. Cluelessness. Check…

Governor Mike Parson (r): April Campaign Finance Report – 2019

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The April quarterly campaign finance reports are due at the Missouri Ethics Commission:

Governor Mike Parson (r) [2018 file photo].

C091129: Parson For Missouri
Committee Type: Candidate
Po Box 1004
Bolivar Mo 65613
Party Affiliation: Republican
Established Date: 06/15/2009
[….]
Information Reported On: 2019 – April Quarterly Report
Beginning Money on Hand $935,597.65
Monetary Receipts + $198,931.69
Monetary Expenditures – $45,097.93
Contributions Made – $1,250.00
Other Disbursements – $6,747.59
Subtotal $145,836.17
Ending Money On Hand $1,081,433.82

[emphasis added]

$198,931.69 in one quarter for a sitting governor? Meh.

A private residence fundraising event on February 15th in Poplar Bluff that raised $58,100.00, a private residence fundraising event in Springfield on March 16th that raised $19,750.00, a fundraising event at the St. Louis Club on March 20th that raised $16,000.00, and a private residence fundraising event in Cape Girardeau on March 22nd that raised $47,236.00.

It’s like no one is mailing it in.

One of the expenditures:

MISSOURI ETHICS COMMISSION
ITEMIZED EXPENDITURES OVER $100
SUPPLEMENTAL FORM
Parson For Missouri 4/14/2019

MVI Air LLC 4200 Somerset Dr Prairie Village KS 66208 1/22/2019 Flights $14,900.00

[emphasis added]

Well, okay. Someone gets around.

And, of course, there’s a PAC which supposedly exists to prop up Governor Parson (r):

C180490: Uniting Missouri Pac
Committee Type: Political Action
Po Box 444
Farmington Mo 63640
Established Date: 06/29/2018
[….]
Information Reported On: 2019 – April Quarterly Report
Beginning Money on Hand $2,044,233.48
Monetary Receipts + $354,154.10
Monetary Expenditures – $88,526.29
Contributions Made – $10,000.00
Other Disbursements – $5,000.00
Subtotal $250,627.81
Ending Money On Hand $2,294,861.29

[emphasis added]

Well, isn’t that special?

And not particularly grassrootsie:

MISSOURI ETHICS COMMISSION
CONTRIBUTIONS AND LOANS RECEIVED
Uniting Missouri PAC 4/15/2019

12. TOTAL ANONYMOUS CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED FROM PERSON GIVING $25 OR LESS $0.00
13. TOTAL MONETARY CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED FROM PERSONS GIVING $100 OR LESS $0.00
14. TOTAL IN-KIND CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED FROM PERSONS (NOT COMMITTEES) GIVING $100 OR LESS $0.00

It must be a really special PAC. And how did this PAC spend some of its money?:

MISSOURI ETHICS COMMISSION
EXPENDITURES AND CONTRIBUTIONS MADE
Uniting Missouri PAC 4/15/2019

C. Contributions Made (Regardless of Amount)
20. Name and Address of Candidate or Committee Name: 21. Date 22. Amount

TATE FOR GOVENOR PO BOX 24355 JACKSON MS 39225 2/6/2019 $10,000.00

[emphasis added]

Well, Mississippi. Maybe that’s how they spell things in Mississippi. It’d be fun to go check the campaign finance reports in Mississippi and wonder at the contribution from “Uniting Missouri PAC”. Heh.

There are plenty of expenditures for fundraising and consulting. And:

MISSOURI ETHICS COMMISSION
ITEMIZED EXPENDITURES OVER $100 SUPPLEMENTAL FORM
Uniting Missouri PAC 4/15/2019

VICTORY ENTERPRISES 5200 30TH STREET SW DAVENPORT IA 52802 3/25/2019 SOCIAL MEDIA ADVERTISING $25,000.00

[emphasis added]

We swear, it wasn’t us.

Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft (r): April Campaign Finance Report – 2019

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The April quarterly campaign finance reports are due at the Missouri Ethics Commission:

Jay Ashcroft (r) [2017 file photo].

From Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft’s (r) campaign committee:

C151004: Ashcroft For Missouri
Committee Type: Candidate
Po Box 1554
Jefferson City Mo 65102
Party Affiliation: Republican
Established Date: 01/06/2015
[….]
Information Reported On: 2019 – April Quarterly Report
Beginning Money on Hand $113,246.70
Monetary Receipts + $95,700.00
Monetary Expenditures – $2,793.96
Contributions Made – $75.00
Other Disbursements – $0.00
Subtotal $92,831.04
Ending Money On Hand $206,077.74

[emphasis added]

Not a lot in expenditures. 2022 is a while away.

About those small contributions:

MISSOURI ETHICS COMMISSION
CONTRIBUTIONS AND LOANS RECEIVED
Ashcroft For Missouri 4/15/2019

13. TOTAL MONETARY CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED FROM PERSONS GIVING $100 OR LESS $150.00
14. TOTAL IN-KIND CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED FROM PERSONS (NOT COMMITTEES) GIVING $100 OR LESS $60.00

[emphasis added]

That’s out of $95,700.00 raised in the quarter.

State Auditor Nicole Galloway (D): April Campaign Finance Report – 2019

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The April quarterly campaign finance reports are due at the Missouri Ethics Commission:

State Auditor Nicole Galloway (D) [2018 file photo].

From State Auditor Nicole Galloway’s (D) campaign committee:

C111091: Nicole Galloway For Missouri
Committee Type: Candidate
Po Box 11723
St Louis Mo 63105
Party Affiliation: Democrat
Established Date: 04/20/2011
[….]
Information Reported On: 2019 – April Quarterly Report
Beginning Money on Hand $37,041.87
Monetary Receipts + $114,194.00
Monetary Expenditures – $84,397.51
Contributions Made – $0.00
Other Disbursements – $1,040.00
Subtotal $28,756.49
Ending Money On Hand $65,798.36

[emphasis added]

That’s some burn rate – for a potential 2022 election.

One of the expenditures:

MISSOURI ETHICS COMMISSION
ITEMIZED EXPENDITURES OVER $100 SUPPLEMENTAL FORM
4/15/2019 Nicole Galloway For Missouri

Hart Research Associates 1724 Connecticut Ave NW Washington DC 20009-1103 2/25/2019 Research $46,500.00

That would explain a lot. Polling. Numbers. A baseline. A data driven campaign for whatever. We should expect that from our State Auditor.

That’s got to be one hell of a sample.

“Ideally speaking, the President of the United States and the stupidest person in the country would be two different people.”

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Because, as everyone knows, when there’s an fire in Paris, France their emergency services saunter ever so slowly to the site of any conflagration.

Bad combover. Check. Too long red tie. Check. Orange spray tan. Check. Tiny hands. Check. Cluelessness. Check…

Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump
So horrible to watch the massive fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. Perhaps flying water tankers could be used to put it out. Must act quickly!
12:39 PM – 15 Apr 2019

Some of the comments:

Can you please teach us how to put a fire out ? We the French have no clue, we’re currently blowing on it but it doesn’t work. Please help us o mighty world ruler.

If only they raked the leaves…

Ideally speaking, the President of the United States and the stupidest person in the country would be two different people.

Wow. A backseat fireman. How lovely.

Maybe they can just rake the sky.

“must act quickly,” what awesome advice! oh my god, it’s a good thing you mentioned that because otherwise the fireman would have lollygagged their way to the fire while smoking cigarettes and carrying baguettes in a little net tote as French firemen usually do. GOOD THINKING SIR

The Paris Fire Department is certainly not checking your feed for advice.

How about this instead?: ‘I am heartbroken by the scenes at Norte Dame cathedral. My thoughts and those of all of us in the USA are with everyone in Paris and your brave firefighters. We pray for a speedy end to this terrible event with no casualty.’ Or anything statesman-like

That. Would. Never. Happen.

Water, why didn’t we think of that?!

When you think about it, that’s actually the entire essence of the Trump Presidency in a nutshell.

What kind of comment is this? “Must act quickly?” Do you think the French thought they’d just sit back and see what happens? Do you think they meandered out with artifacts? Do you think AT ALL?

The fire is burning “at a level that you rarely see fire burn”. Are you seriously this stupid. I mean, I know you are but this is right there with the wettest as it pertains to water idiocy. You should have to wear a helmet. The stupidity is staggering.

[Quote from public event.]

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D): profile in courage

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Speak truth to power even when power distorts your words to threaten you.

Right wingnuts and Donald Trump have teamed up (what else is new?) to attack Representative Ilhan Omar (D).

Michael Bersin @MBersin
[“]Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.”
#IStandWithIlhan
8:56 PM – 12 Apr 2019

That quote is from Elie Wiesel. Speak out.

On Twitter:

Elizabeth Warren @ewarren
The President is inciting violence against a sitting Congresswoman—and an entire group of Americans based on their religion. It’s disgusting. It’s shameful. And any elected leader who refuses to condemn it shares responsibility for it.
7:23 PM – 12 Apr 2019

Rashida Tlaib @RashidaTlaib
Enough is enough. No more silence, with NY Post and now Trump taking Ilhan’s words out of context to incite violence toward her, it’s time for more Dems to speak up. Clearly the GOP is fine with this shameful stunt, but we cannot stand by.
5:37 PM – 12 Apr 2019

David Atkins #11Justices @DavidOAtkins
There isn’t a single persuadable voter in the electorate who might vote for Democrats if we abandon @IlhanMN to the wolves, but will abandon us if we defend her.

All the attacks on Ilhan Omar are in bad faith. All of them. Failure to defend her isn’t smart. It’s cowardice.
1:11 AM – 12 Apr 2019

Previously:

I dare you. (February 11, 2019)

Rep. Vicky Hartzler (r) voting with Rep. Ilhan Omar (D) (March 7, 2019)

Rep. Vicky Hartzler (r): living in a glass house (March 15, 2019)