Emanuel Cleaver made e-tax villain in spite of thin connection

The campaign to eliminate the earnings tax in Kansas City has put a face on the tax. An East Side face. 

An image of a grim-looking Emanuel Cleaver II appears on the section of the KC Tax Reform website devoted to the tax’s history. It’s an interesting choice, given that the tax was enacted before Cleaver went into office and endured for 12 years after he left city government.

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