Corporate front group Stand Up Missouri had an astro turf "rally" Wednesday in Jefferson City. The keynote speaker for the event was Missouri State Represenative Don Wells (R- Kwik Kash). His Pro-Payday Loan Industry speech mostly equated the highlights of legal loan sharking to tired empty sound bites such as "free enterprise", "small business", and emboldening references to the Declaration of Independence. The crowd wore matching blue Stand Up Missouri hats and jackets. Paid for with money sucked out of our local economy by out-of-state bankers no doubt.
Excerpt from his speech: