The one-time diversion of corporate kicker (Oregon income tax refund) money this year drew little opposition, even from the business lobbies and corporations which were going to be losing the bucks. General public support seems substantial, since somewhere over four dollars out of five paid out in the corporate kicker go to businesses based out of state. So the opposition to removing the corporation kicker altogether (which would take constitutional and statutory changes), an effort begun last week, should be minimal, right?
Not necessarily. You can gauge an early sense of it from a post today by radio host Lars Larsen (shorter: it's all about liberal money-grabbing) and the comments following, on Oregon Catalyst.