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Congress Considers Taxing Internet Sales
Breitbart's Big Government ^ | December 6, 2012

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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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Computers/Internet; Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: computers; economy; internet; taxes
Of course they are...
1 posted on 12/06/2012 11:42:29 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Taxes, taxes, taxes.

There will be no end. :)


2 posted on 12/06/2012 11:49:16 PM PST by Tzimisce (What do you do when every every branch of the government is corrupt and aligned against you?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And to think 0bama’s new term hasn’t even started yet.


3 posted on 12/06/2012 11:49:55 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Thanks, Justice Roberts! /sarc
4 posted on 12/06/2012 11:52:27 PM PST by danielmryan
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think the rider failed this time.


5 posted on 12/06/2012 11:57:06 PM PST by MetaThought
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To: MetaThought

http://www.examiner.com/article/an-internet-sales-tax-amendment-was-not-added-to-the-2013-ndaa-before-it-passed


6 posted on 12/06/2012 11:58:08 PM PST by MetaThought
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

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.


7 posted on 12/07/2012 12:12:52 AM PST by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: MetaThought
I hope you are right . This is terrible tyranny if it passes.
8 posted on 12/07/2012 12:28:50 AM PST by Democrat_media (limit government to 5000 words of laws. how to limit gov Quantify limited government ...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.”


9 posted on 12/07/2012 12:29:55 AM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"The so-called Marketplace Fairness Act"

Seems like any time the work "Fairness" appears in the title of a Bill, BOHICA.

10 posted on 12/07/2012 1:06:10 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They are not considering it, they have put it a must pass bill.


11 posted on 12/07/2012 2:22:28 AM PST by itsahoot (Any enemy, that is allowed to have a King's X line, is undefeatable. (USS Taluga AO-62))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Won't happen as long as Amazon and others are paying the congresscrooks off...

...this is just the usual shakedown.

12 posted on 12/07/2012 2:23:13 AM PST by Happy Rain
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If a state secedes then it doesn’t have to pay federal taxes.


13 posted on 12/07/2012 2:26:42 AM PST by Eye of Unk (A Civil Cold War in America is here, its already been declared.)
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To: Smokin' Joe

“BOHICA?”

Bend over, here it comes again?


14 posted on 12/07/2012 3:35:39 AM PST by Usagi_yo
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To: Usagi_yo

Yep!


15 posted on 12/07/2012 3:39:52 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Democrat_media

“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.


16 posted on 12/07/2012 3:41:05 AM PST by RFEngineer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If everyone could go Galt for awhile and make it really hurt the Internet sales machine, it might put pressure up-line.


17 posted on 12/07/2012 3:41:35 AM PST by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“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”


18 posted on 12/07/2012 3:48:24 AM PST by Fresh Wind
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To: Usagi_yo

Bend over, here it comes again?

Better get your KY jelly now before they raise the tax on that.


19 posted on 12/07/2012 4:05:11 AM PST by bikerman (What ever happens from now is all OBAMA's fault. Obama lied,economy died)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


20 posted on 12/07/2012 4:18:57 AM PST by MachIV
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To: RFEngineer
Actually, it is logical. A brick and mortar store needs roads, parking lots, street lights, snow plowing, signage, and other stuff that Barack Obama summarizes under "you did not build that".

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.

21 posted on 12/07/2012 4:29:37 AM PST by Bernard (Clinton Era Tax Rates, Clinton Era Spending Levels)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“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


22 posted on 12/07/2012 4:32:10 AM PST by avenir (I'm pessimistic about man, but I'm optimistic about GOD!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why do we bother to call someone a Republican or a De,mocrat? Once elected they all become hogs at the trough.


23 posted on 12/07/2012 5:02:38 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Fresh Wind
“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”

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.

24 posted on 12/07/2012 7:14:30 AM PST by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: RFEngineer

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.


25 posted on 12/07/2012 7:26:09 AM PST by Democrat_media (limit government to 5000 words of laws. how to limit gov Quantify limited government ...)
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To: Democrat_media

“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.


26 posted on 12/07/2012 12:07:51 PM PST by RFEngineer
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