Skip to comments.Congress Considers Taxing Internet Sales
Posted on 12/06/2012 11:42:16 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Some Republicans are siding with Democrats around the proposition that online sales should be taxed. Now, Congress is adding a rider to the National Defense Authorization Act that would allow such a tax. The so-called Marketplace Fairness Act, which also has a House counterpart, the Marketplace Equity Act, will allow states to collect sales taxes on retailers who are located out of state.
This would be a fundamental expansion of states power to tax; it arguably violates the privileges and immunities clause, allowing states to set up tariffs against other states businesses...
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Taxes, taxes, taxes.
There will be no end. :)
And to think 0bama’s new term hasn’t even started yet.
I think the rider failed this time.
For every new tax scheme there are myriads of entitled recipients waiting with their hands out. These pols are just doing the theft that their supporters hired them to do.
Eh, so it’s a sales tax here and a gas tax there, a fee for this and a surcharge for that. The supporters don’t mind because it’s seed faith money to the believers of the government prosperity gospel. The Obama money tree will surely be fruitful and bless them a thousand times over for their faithfulness.
And we all know what they do after the taxes are introduced.....
They raise them!
I’m sure that sometime in the not too distant future, I’ll be able to look at my kids and say: “I remember back when the Internet was free. Like the American West was during the 1800s, and then the politicians and the United Nations came and had their way with it.”
Seems like any time the work "Fairness" appears in the title of a Bill, BOHICA.
They are not considering it, they have put it a must pass bill.
...this is just the usual shakedown.
If a state secedes then it doesn’t have to pay federal taxes.
Bend over, here it comes again?
“This is terrible tyranny if it passes. “
No it isn’t. The premise that bricks-and-mortar get taxed and internet sales do not is logically faulty.
Tyranny is the situation now, where a small business must be taxed to pay for every little thing in local, state, and federal government, and someone else selling the same thing is not taxed.
If you were concerned about tyranny, you’d be worried about small business of all types being over-taxed.
If everyone could go Galt for awhile and make it really hurt the Internet sales machine, it might put pressure up-line.
“Let me tell you how it will be
There’s one for you, nineteen for me
‘Cause I’m the taxman, yeah, I’m the taxman”
Bend over, here it comes again?
Better get your KY jelly now before they raise the tax on that.
I’ve been told by H&R Block reps that Kentucky state law requires citizens to report any catalogue or internet sales where sales taxes were not collected. Having said that, the whole thing is completely on the honor system and is not enforced in any way shape or form.
An on-line fulfillment center does not need a paved road, or signage; just a way to deliver goods and services that satisfies the customer need.
“Fantastic grow the evening gowns:
Agents of the Fisc pursue
Absconding tax defaulters throughout
The sewers of provincial towns”
from Auden’s THE FALL of ROME
Why do we bother to call someone a Republican or a De,mocrat? Once elected they all become hogs at the trough.
Most Americans think this was hyperbole on the part of The Beatles, but in fact, at the time, Britain had a 95% tax rate that applied to folks like them.
If you are for taxing the Internet then you are for tyranny and not for freedom. To give these government creeps more power is ridiculous. enough taxes and enough power to these government creeps. there are too many taxes, too much government , too many laws etc. We need to repeal not add more taxes.
“If you are for taxing the Internet then you are for tyranny and not for freedom.”
If you are for taxing brick and mortar and not the internet, then you are a tyrant. Taxes should not hold sway on success or failure in America. Taxing one business and granting “freedom” to another is the stuff of tyranny.
Selective outrage on taxes is not conservative.