AU contraire from my neck of the woods. We are enjoying a VERY busy income-tax return season in all our shops this year. Folks got that money burning a hole in their pocket and we are gadly taking it!
Don't know about the rest of the year. Probably be ok. I heard that there is going to be an increase in troops in Afghanistan and that means that one of our big local employers, Red River Army Depot, will keep on being busy. They've got the MRAP line and missile launchers.