Tillman Is Right
N.C. Sen. Jerry Tillman is Senate majority whip. In this session he has introduced 18 bills and has been primary sponsor in 10 of those bills.
I have observed Sen. Tillman in Senate Chambers and have visited with him in Moore County, as recently as this week. He is loyal and hard working.
We read your editorial (“No Reason To Bring Payday Loans Back, March 3) with concern. Ronald Reagan said to Jimmy Carter, “There you go again.”
There you are, Pilot editorial staff, out on a weak limb, criticizing Jerry Tillman's baseball cap. How low will you sink to condemn a fine man, who does a fine job representing all of his constituents?
Look further at the true reasons for SB 89 and what it will do to help North Carolinians. Now there are no “payday loans” except through sharks or black market.
Banks don’t loan. This program will loan up to $500 (max.), with a $15 per $100 fee.
This “loan” does not roll over. If the party cannot repay at the end of 31 days, payments are set up at no additional charge. The person cannot get another “loan” until the first is paid in full.
It’s different from the “payday loans” of old, which rolled over and let additional funds be added to it until the person was in impossible debt.
Tillman gets calls from constituents who call and ask what to do. They have a car and a job, but the car needs repairs. If they cannot get the car repaired, they cannot get to work and risk losing their jobs.
Do your homework about Jerry Tillman's qualifications. He has served six terms in the legislature. He is a retired school administrator. Get off his case and stick to facts.
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