Both houses of congress seem to be composed nearly 100% of Democrats. I don’t think that’s ever happened before.
Don’t worry, Obama will veto. He PROMISED “not one dime” of anyone’s taxes making less than $250,000 would go up.
And the Republicans are punks for doing this. Idiots.
Do you know how sick I am of the words “equity and fairness?”
Hey Gov Doofus. We’re not your ATM!!
Cut it out!!!!!
Actually, businesses really support this bill. They are tired of losing sales to the Internet.
catalog sales never were considered a “threat” to brick and mortars or local sales taxes.
Congresscritters are slime.
However, they are only mid-level slime.
The real slime lives in (infests?) the White House.
Pure slime there.
Someone remind me why the Republicans have a lock on the House in 2014 and are poised to regain the Senate.
Here's a thought rino, if you want everybody to pay the same, abolish sales taxes.
Oh, you say you can't do that because it would be interfering with the state's right to tax? Apply the same logic to making them tax.
Behind the rhetoric most republicans are not much different than democrats when it comes to big government, taxes and the Nanny State.
The real difference is how they go about it.
Democrats stare you in the face, tell you they are going to take more of your money, and then do it every chance they get.
Republicans stare you in the face, tell you they believe in lower taxes at the same time they are doing a reach-around to clean out your wallet.
We live in the country..don’t drive much..the Internet has been a real blessing for shopping. BUT..the shipping has gotten higher..now that they are going to tax too..might as well go to the city and buy.
Glad no one in this family is a shop hound.
“This is a matter of equity and fairness,”
When was the last time that the word “fairness” appeared in a bill that didn’t screw the citizens?
This is of course an outright lie. Shipping charges add to the cost of on-line. Something that the tax suckers refuse to admit.
No, it is a way to keep the gov't growing. The govt has enough money. DO NOT HAVE INTERNET SALES TAX
He finally gets to change that!
This is a knife in the back of internet retailers - it will force them to handle sales taxes for at least 50 government entities, whereas a brick and mortar business only requires they handle a single set of sales taxes, for the community in which they are physically located.
Nothing demonstrates stupidity more than someone believing that the GOP is conservative
Below you can pick out them sumbitches that turnedcoated on us:
Not Voting - 3
What Congress *should* do is legislate that states may only charge sales taxes in the place where the transaction originates, which, in the case of Internet or catalog transactions, is where the store is located. So if a company is based in California, and California charges a 5% sales tax, everyone who orders from such company will be charged the 5% sales tax, irrespective of where they live. (And in the case of a brick-and-mortar store, everyone would get charged the sales tax, even if they asked for the product to be shipped to another state.) If this causes companies who sell a lot through the Internet or catalogs to relocate to states with no sales tax, then good for them. And if it results in states lowering their sales tax to be more competitive, then even better.
And before anyone objects to Congress legislating over state tax collections, what I’m proposing would be as basic a regulation of interstate commerce as you will ever find (it would be prohibiting states from laying taxes on companies located outside the state), and Article I, section 8, clause 3 of the Constitution ennumerates the regulation of commerce among the states among the express powers of Congress.
Time to short FedEx and UPS.