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  • Supreme Court ignores obvious solution to Internet sales tax debate in Wayfair ruling

    06/24/2018 12:56:31 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 83 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | June 21, 2018 | Mattie Dupler
    One question before the Supreme Court this term was a big one: As technology evolves, how do our laws governing commerce evolve with it? The answer, issued in the ruling held in a 5-4 decision on Thursday, is a bad one for taxpayers. Many proponents of an online sales tax have argued that we must completely revisit what we know about interstate commerce, and create illusory tax regimes to contemplate a brave new order of online transactions. In reality, none of this is true. For one, while it has been 26 years since the Supreme Court visited the issue in...
  • Obama‚Äôs Executive Gun Control: No Minimum Before Private Gun Sales Require Background Checks

    01/04/2016 8:47:29 PM PST · by servo1969 · 138 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 1-4-2015 | AWR Hawkins
    Full title: Obama's Executive Gun Control: No Minimum Threshold Before Private Gun Sales Require Background Checks On January 4, the White House released a fact sheet which previews the executive gun control Obama will announce Tuesday, and it reveals there is no numerical threshold of sales that a private seller has to cross before being considered "engaged in the business of dealing in firearms."In other words, previous hints that there would be a "trigger"--a certain number of guns that a private seller had to sell before being considered "engaged in the business"--are now out the window. Figures like those reported...
  • If All States Recalled Their Congressional Representatives...

    04/04/2010 7:01:09 AM PDT · by dps.inspect · 39 replies · 782+ views
    Little ol' me
    Question... what would happen if states recalled their congressional reps, what would be the effect on the Federal Government? Is it illegal to consider such a move? What would happen to the governance of the over-bloated federal bureaucracy? Could state governments rule themselves without Federal Bureaucracy? Could all states provide for a common defense without a FB? Do States reserve the right and power to tear down ineffective FB and restructure it so it no longer is the monster that it is? Just the wonderings of a workin' stiff, i.e., who's only power is the gumption to work to earn...