Skip to comments.Gregoire pushes for online sales tax
Posted on 11/26/2012 7:11:11 PM PST by Baynative
Gov. Chris Gregoire's time in office may be best remembered for the major deals she helped broker, often in late-night bargaining sessions in which negotiators were ordered to find a resolution.
Now the Democrat, two months away from leaving Washington state government, is looking to finalize one more big agreement.
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Typical lib, trying to kill off some more businesses even in her last days in office.
European style VAT or a national sales tax is coming to pay for kenyancare.
Higher tax rate, reduced revenue, who would have thunk it.
With tax free Oregon right next door, this isn’t going to fix the issue.
I remember when my Dad came out to visit me and had to pay 15% to rent a car, was shocking to my parents who are from the country on the east coast.
WOW, that's a good one. I hope it catches on!
"It's one of my top priorities right now," Gregoire said. "We desperately need the money."
Why you so broke, bish? Bad budgets? Can't count to 100?
I thought the tax on car rentals at SeaTac was 21%.
Don't you think the same argument was made about the advent of mail-order shopping? The internet is today's Sears-Roebuck catalog.
Just kill off the last thing keeping the economy afloat....
Stand too close to a dying Democrat and he’ll have his hand in your pocket (`Aahh, change!’ croak).
LOL, it was a while ago.
Not having to pay Washington state sales tax is one of the things that make it fun to shop on the internet.
Maybe she’ll slip in the shower and break a hip.
Get your figures straight. When I buy on-line, I pay more in shipping charges than I would pay sales tax on MOST items under $200 (which are majority of items sold on-line) if I walked into a brick & mortar store locally.
I like on-line for the convenience. It saves me time, and I do not have to fight crazed shoppers looking for bargains.
You are completely wrong. I own a main street business in a rural farm town. I also sell the exact same products nationally and internationally via a website.
Many of my local buyers buy from me online and zip by on their lunch break or on their way home from work to pick up their order. Or they are using a mobile shopping app and use their smartphone to find my shop.
Main street businesses that do not have a website or sell online are simply failing to adapt to the market.
“She is absolutely right, tax free on line sales are killing main street business in the USA. It is an unfair situation. The only people gaining are UPS and FedX. “
I disagree! The consumer is benefitting, because it isn’t the lack of a sales tax that’s the greatest appeal ( although the idea of keeping even a little bit of my money out of the hands of the morons in state government is appealing), it’s the convenience and the broad spectrum of selection. Here in CA they’ve started trying to collect “use tax” from residents on their state income tax returns. You can either claim what you’ve actually paid, or have them “figure” it on your AGI. I decided to let the tax program “ figure” my liability and it turned out to be a pittance.
Still trying to sell the problem as someone else not paying their “fair share,” as opposed to the government class spending far, far more than any projected revenue they can reasonably expect.
They will fail, yes. They will take America with them.