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California Tries to Re-enact Internet Tax and Circumvent Voters
ATR ^ | 2011-08-29 | Patrick Fleason and Kelly William Cobb

Posted on 08/29/2011 10:08:50 AM PDT by 92nina

Americans for Tax Reform is active in all 50 state capitals and from this perspective one thing is clear, when it comes to legislative creativity, lawmakers in Sacramento have every other state easily beat – no contest. Unfortunately for those currently contending with the state’s nearly 12% unemployment rate, California legislators only seem to use their creativity for the purpose of enacting job-killing tax increases and other measures that only serve to further depress the Golden State’s already flagging economy. The latest exhibit of this unfortunate fact is Assembly Bill 155, legislation that, if Democrat lawmakers have their way, would “gut-and-amend” an existing bill to re-enact a sales tax on out-of-state and online purchases signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown in June. The end goal of this legislation, pushed by the often misguided and incorrect Sen. Loni Hancock, is simply to block California voters from deciding the fate of the controversial online sales tax on the ballot. Gov. Brown has been stressing the need for job creation lately, yet let’s not forget that the application of his signature to that legislation cut off a vital source of income for many Californians, with 25,000 Golden State advertisers losing some or all of their business as a direct result. Sacramento’s latest Internet tax plan is nothing more than an end-run around the will of the people and an effort to enshrine the enactment of an economically destructive tax increase into law. Fortunately this measure is subject to a two-thirds vote requirement, and as such, Republican lawmakers can block it if they keep their commitment to their constituents...

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Computers/Internet; Government; Local News
KEYWORDS: california; democrats; govtabuse; internet; liberalfascism; liberals; taxcheatparty; taxes
The recently unveiled plan to tax out-of-state and Internet sales is not only a tax increase, but an affront to the democratic process and the Constitution.

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1 posted on 08/29/2011 10:09:00 AM PDT by 92nina
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To: 92nina

It is not that there is a blood shortage, there is a vampire glut!

2 posted on 08/29/2011 10:50:19 AM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: American in Israel

Hah, good one.

3 posted on 08/29/2011 10:58:17 AM PDT by 92nina
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