The glaring weakness is this argument is the contention that the businesses are being taxed. They are not. The end consumer is being taxed by the state in which they reside. So the argument that the party getting taxed has no recourse at the ballot box is false. If I live in Texas, I pay the Texas sales tax which is collected by the business and forwarded to the Texas on my behalf. If I don’t like it I can express my opinion at the ballot box when I vote for my representation in Texas.
The contention that this will be exorbitantly expensive for small business has not yet been shown to be true. Sales can be easily tracked by zip code, the proper tax rate applied and balance due to the state and or city computed and remitted. The challenge is for someone to actually illustrate what the new exorbitant expense will be.
This is just wrong. I presume you don't run your own small business, else you would already know this.
There are over 10,000 taxing jurisdictions in the USA today. Different jurisdictions also treat identical products and/or services differently - so what is a taxable sale in one jurisdiction isn't in another. Further, tax boundaries often, if not usually straddle taxing-jurisdiction boundaries. For example, here in North Carolina, zip-codes straddle county lines, with different counties applying their own tax rates (on top of the state's uniform 4.75%). Ditto for city boundaries, where there are local-option sales-taxes that might apply to fund public transportation. Correctly calculating, collecting, and remitting the correct and appropriate tax with the tax-return itself is anything but trivial. And placing this responsibility on the merchants is not only burdensome on a work-effort level, but then subjects the merchant to review, audit, fines, etc. in the even of an error, late-filing, or incorrect application of tax rates.
True, the businesses are not being taxed.
They are effectively being enslaved. They are made into forced labor without compensation. They are forced by the full might of The State to be unpaid tax collectors.
At least the local brick and mortar stores theoretically get some benefit in the form of roads and other local infrastructure, distant entities get nothing.
Local mom and pop stores also theoretically get elected representation as to whether they must be unpaid tax collectors for their state, county/parish, and municipality.
obamacare was forced purchasing, this abomination is forced labor and effort.
If you love this, to be intellectually honest, you must also love obamacare.