Media tempts to steal your $900 Kicker Refund

By Taxpayers Association of Oregon

If you are a taxpayer, you will likely receive, on average, a $900 Kicker Tax Refund this Spring.

The liberals, media and politicians are chattering about abolishing it.

This week, KLCC did a radio segment on 2 views on the Kicker tax Refund.

Last month, OPB ran an article talking about a “fresh look” at re-visiting the Kicker Tax Refund law.   OPB disparaged it as a “blunt tool”.   OPB said “Democrats are increasingly pointing to the refund to explain why they can’t pay for a growing list of crises — housing and homelessness, public defense, mental health.”   Hmmmm.   Democrat lawmakers may complain of not having enough tax money but Oregon is in the top 5 biggest State Government budgets (per-capita) in America.  Yet, OPB hints that the Kicker is starving Oregon.

Last Fall, The Oregonian ran a letter prompting that the Kicker should instead go to teachers.  Yet, Oregon teachers are the 13th highest paid teachers in America (NEA, 2023).

Everywhere you look the media is using the Kicker Refund to point out how much money politicians are not getting, without teh context of how much they are getting already.

All of this media attention is just teasing and tempting politicians to steal it in the future.

If you love your $900 Kicker Refund this year, then support us as we lobby to protect it and have done so for 20 years.  If so, Contribute online at (learn about a Charitable Tax Deduction or Political Tax Credit options to promote liberty).