It's tax time and that means that Jackson-Hewitt, H&R Block, etc are all advertising their "rapid refund" service.
What is a "rapid refund?" It is essentially a payday loan. For an exhorbitant fee (exhorbitant is defined not by the marketplace but by democrat politicians) you get your money 2-3 weeks early.
So... since Kulongoski and co. were all so anxious to say vile things about payday lenders I am calling for him to have a press conference today where he will describe H&R Block as "predatory." Really, I want to see that. Or is Kulongoski afraid of big tax. (said in the same tone as you would say "big oil" or "big tobacco")
Come on Governor, be consistent. You know that some good Republicans in the legislature would support a bill restricting the "predatory" and "vile" practices of offering consumers choice. After all, interfering with the market and increasing government regulation is what our current crop of R's are all about.
I'm sorry to the folks who just had a pipe break, a transmission go out, etc but I'm just not willing to let you fall "victim" to the predators at big tax. You will have to wait a few weeks to get your money. I know better than you.