Internet sales tax progresses in Senate

Internet sales tax progresses in Senate

There are 186 comments on the CBS News story from Apr 23, 2013, titled Internet sales tax progresses in Senate. In it, CBS News reports that:

The bill would empower states to require online retailers to collect state and local sales taxes for purchases made over the Internet.

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“Life is Good”

Since: Nov 08

Perpignan

#149 Apr 29, 2013
inbred Genius wrote:
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go back and read your stuff, you've been preaching to us for days now. Change your pic too, thats disrespectful, unless you are actually Jesus. Lotta people they they are Jesus.
That ain't Jesus, dat be Hay-sooose.
Kuda

Cincinnati, OH

#150 Apr 29, 2013
Don Joe wrote:
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You make a good point. We need to move on from here and reform health care.
I don't agree that it was a negotiation. The right got everything; the left nothing. That is not a negotiation, it is a cave-in. However, Obama is not solely to blame. He had many democrats going along with it. Obama did however actually have the doctors pushing for single payer arrested. It is hard to let him off the hook for that one.
Working against health care reform, as you say is the pharmaceuticals, but I would add the insurance companies as well. I would disagree that the health care industry is working against us. A great many doctors are in favor of single payer, and they are being scammed by the insurance companies, just like the patients are.
Yes, we absolutely need to cut out the insurance companies.
I do want universal single payer, but the comments I made before, about my insurance company do refer to a non-profit. To me a non-profit, simply means that they have to use 80% of the money they take in, by paying out. In most cases universal single payer needs only 4 to 5% for administration. It would be much more efficient with single payer, not some non-profit insurance company giving 15% of all the health care money in the USA going to one guy.
We are actually in *complete* agreement, then. How often does that happen on Topix?

Now if we could just talk some sense into our elected antisocial personalities in congress to refuse their lobbyist perks and pass sensible legislation to create an affordable health care program that will be a model of efficacy and excellence.
CBOW

East Berlin, PA

#151 Apr 29, 2013
Don Joe wrote:
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Unions??? Oh, you mean the almost extinct vestige of a bygone day. They have almost no power now. That is why the middle class is history.
Union used to be for the worker, now they are established in order to feed a parasite at the top of the pyramid. They kill business and employees alike.
August

Belleview, FL

#152 Apr 29, 2013
Dajokerman wrote:
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I consider it my version of paying more for my nation that gave me so much. Paid for my education, fed me while I was a child, allowed me to live in a home with electric, water and heating, allowed me to defend my family and neighbors in the service. It's a great honor and not forgetting where I came from and how I got there is a big part of my life.
After all, to me, and I am speaking just for myself and not speaking for other people or expect others to follow suit or live or think this way.
And there it is.
Bought and paid for.
Enough said.
Don Joe

Minneapolis, MN

#153 Apr 29, 2013
Kuda wrote:
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We are actually in *complete* agreement, then. How often does that happen on Topix?
Now if we could just talk some sense into our elected antisocial personalities in congress to refuse their lobbyist perks and pass sensible legislation to create an affordable health care program that will be a model of efficacy and excellence.
Yes, I think we agree on what needs to be done. Talking sense into antisocial personalities??? That is a hard one. Particularly since those working against us are very well funded and it takes a lot of money to get elected. I don't see how to overcome the huge advantage they have already taken. Nothing happens in congress because the rich have so much advantage in our society, they don't want anything to happen. Essentially from my point of view, it looks like the rich own the government and are using it solely for their own advantage. I wish I was wrong but I don't see how.
Don Joe

Minneapolis, MN

#154 Apr 29, 2013
CBOW wrote:
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Union used to be for the worker, now they are established in order to feed a parasite at the top of the pyramid. They kill business and employees alike.
Since most unions are gone, I wonder why you say this. Can you elaborate?

“Life is Good”

Since: Nov 08

Perpignan

#155 Apr 29, 2013
Don Joe wrote:
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Since most unions are gone, I wonder why you say this. Can you elaborate?
If the union can't provide enough stimulus for the worker to join it is not much help to the worker. Since the Unions and Obama have tried to make it where you have to join the union or else, with secret votes, it shows that they can't woo the worker with their own merits.

“Smart@ss”

Since: Dec 07

Location hidden

#156 Apr 29, 2013
inbred Genius wrote:
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go back and read your stuff, you've been preaching to us for days now. Change your pic too, thats disrespectful, unless you are actually Jesus. Lotta people they they are Jesus.
Really, could you point to a specific post in which I told you what is good for you? a line or two? Anything in which I said that you had to do this because it was better for you the inbred genius?

I remember speaking about myself and my experience and my joy about ridiculing those that cry about how hard they have things while being poor business people and their poor choices. How they make list after list of excuses why they are bad at being business owners and not one of those reasons could be themselves while I scoop up their customers as they close up shop.

I remember making fun of someone saying that the freemarket is the solution to everything, as if such a thing exists, just like socialist utopia is real, or Atlas Strugged capitalist utopia, or communist or libertarian or progressive or conservative or racial utopia etc etc etc.

in fact the only post that I can think of that I directly told someone what was good for them was a telling someone to get a CPA because he was paying more in taxes than he needed to be. Which I feel it more along the lines of giving some helpful advice than telling him, but if he felt that way he is free to ignore it.

As for my avatar picture, Do you know what that picture is and where to comes from and what was the point that was attempted to be made with it's creation and use in the film in which it made it's appearance?

I hardly think of myself as Jesus and that picture isn't him, it's a commercialize creation of a comical display of one fictional priest's attempt to bring a cool Jesus to the masses. No more Jesus than a coffee mug is. But makes a good point.

That today, there is a commercializing of christian faith in America. You see it, everything from T-shirts to web based gaming if you can believe that one. All to get the faithful to spend their money on "Jesus approved" things.

So that fictional Jesus is my small but ultimate meaningless protest of my religion being turned into someone else's profit machine and the unfortunate people that believe that walking about with a T-shirt saying "Jesus didn't tap out" is somehow a meaningful equivalent contribution to say, helping out at Sunday school, feeding the poor and sitting down and mourn with someone in mourning over the passing of a love one.

No sir, just buy a coffee mug, a t-shirt,%25 of all proceeds go to a charity so you are doing the "right and christian" thing. Just sipping on your coffee feeling proud about how "pure" you are as you pop in the latest "The Bible" dvd.

Nah, I considered what people do with Jesus's image to pass a quick buck now days as far more disrespectful than that avatar picture, don't you think? Funny, I wouldn't have thought that the first person that would tell someone to do something would be you telling me to change my avatar picture.

alas irony is but bittersweet.
Kuda

Cincinnati, OH

#157 Apr 29, 2013
Don Joe wrote:
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Yes, I think we agree on what needs to be done. Talking sense into antisocial personalities??? That is a hard one. Particularly since those working against us are very well funded and it takes a lot of money to get elected. I don't see how to overcome the huge advantage they have already taken. Nothing happens in congress because the rich have so much advantage in our society, they don't want anything to happen. Essentially from my point of view, it looks like the rich own the government and are using it solely for their own advantage. I wish I was wrong but I don't see how.
We need to band together as Americans to let congress know weíll not re-elect them if they donít get their act together and work in our best interest, not sell us out to corporation lobbyists. If they donít get re-elected, there will also be no lobby money for them. The big problem is to convince voters who are being convinced that they should identify with wealthy corporations against their own interests. I would favor congressional term limits and criminalization of accepting bribes for votes, including stiff penalties that would deter such corruption.

Since: Oct 08

Alpharetta, GA

#158 Apr 29, 2013
just forget it, I can't compete with a guy that types 900 words when 10 or 12 would suffice. You win, you're not Jesus and you're not a know it all liberal. I don't know what you are.
Don Joe

Minneapolis, MN

#159 Apr 29, 2013
Kuda wrote:
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We need to band together as Americans to let congress know weíll not re-elect them if they donít get their act together and work in our best interest, not sell us out to corporation lobbyists. If they donít get re-elected, there will also be no lobby money for them. The big problem is to convince voters who are being convinced that they should identify with wealthy corporations against their own interests. I would favor congressional term limits and criminalization of accepting bribes for votes, including stiff penalties that would deter such corruption.
I just wish elections would work. You do mention some of the problems; such as convincing voters to vote for their own interests instead of for the wealthy corporations. That will be difficult to overcome considering the 24/7 propaganda streamed at them by corporate media. Additionally we would have to overcome massive election fraud, stemming from at least the ballot stuffing boxes of Diebold, ES&S and Sequoia. On top of that, we would have to do something about the USSC voiding the election like they did in 2000 to install their guy. So while I am all in favor, I am trying to be a realist about the amount of work that would need to be done to make it happen.

As far as bribery and corruption, I would suggest that any corporation that donates to any politician, or campaign, should be convicted of bribery, with the CEO responsible, and would serve jail time. There must be limits on how much can be donated, such as $10 so the rich do not have all the advantage.
CBOW

East Berlin, PA

#160 Apr 30, 2013
Don Joe wrote:
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Since most unions are gone, I wonder why you say this. Can you elaborate?
What do you mean by most unions? They are alive and well in the auto industry, the machine shop industry, heck, even the baking industry. Twinkies will be reintroduced to the public in a month or two, and the bakers will not be under union contract.

“Veritas Vincit. Pro Libertate”

Since: Jun 08

peoples republic of Madison

#161 May 7, 2013
tha Professor wrote:
I see no problem with this. Many are SUPPOSED to be collecting these taxes now, but rarely do. The convenience of online purchases ought to be enough to maintain their sales without giving them the ADDITIONAL break of not having to collect taxes.
Give brick-and-morters a chance...tax internet sales.
Hey prof do those brick and mortar stores check your ID and charge the appropriate tax for your location? Didn't think so. Do the business have representation in those states or localities? Didn't think so. Is this not taxation without representation?
http://www.teapartyperspective.com/2013/05/06...
Don Joe

Minneapolis, MN

#164 May 8, 2013
CBOW wrote:
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What do you mean by most unions? They are alive and well in the auto industry, the machine shop industry, heck, even the baking industry. Twinkies will be reintroduced to the public in a month or two, and the bakers will not be under union contract.
According to the bureau of labor statistics:

"In 2012, the union membership rate--the percent of wage and salary workers who were
members of a union--was 11.3 percent, down from 11.8 percent in 2011"

Which is way down from the 1960s when it was more than 3 times higher as a percentage.

Thus since the percentage has dropped by two thirds, I say most. Yes there are still a few unions around, but their power is gone and there are laws against them written by corporate lobbyists to make sure they cannot do anything. The GOP is now trying to complete it's goal of eliminating unions for good.

That might make you happy, knowing there are no checks and balances on the power of corporations to do whatever they want.
CBOW

East Berlin, PA

#165 May 8, 2013
Don Joe wrote:
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According to the bureau of labor statistics:
"In 2012, the union membership rate--the percent of wage and salary workers who were
members of a union--was 11.3 percent, down from 11.8 percent in 2011"
Which is way down from the 1960s when it was more than 3 times higher as a percentage.
Thus since the percentage has dropped by two thirds, I say most. Yes there are still a few unions around, but their power is gone and there are laws against them written by corporate lobbyists to make sure they cannot do anything. The GOP is now trying to complete it's goal of eliminating unions for good.
That might make you happy, knowing there are no checks and balances on the power of corporations to do whatever they want.
Unions don't provide checks and balances, employees and employers do. Unions are just another extension of an outdated, over bloated governing body. How many union bosses are actually employed and do the labor that their constituents do? Not many. Since corporations are in the back pocket of our dear government, what type of power is it that you perceive unions have, they are also gubmint shills?

“Life is Good”

Since: Nov 08

Perpignan

#166 May 8, 2013
Don Joe wrote:
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According to the bureau of labor statistics:
"In 2012, the union membership rate--the percent of wage and salary workers who were
members of a union--was 11.3 percent, down from 11.8 percent in 2011"
Which is way down from the 1960s when it was more than 3 times higher as a percentage.
Thus since the percentage has dropped by two thirds, I say most. Yes there are still a few unions around, but their power is gone and there are laws against them written by corporate lobbyists to make sure they cannot do anything. The GOP is now trying to complete it's goal of eliminating unions for good.
That might make you happy, knowing there are no checks and balances on the power of corporations to do whatever they want.
Of course the unions pricing themselves out of business had nothing to do with it.

“Life is Good”

Since: Nov 08

Perpignan

#167 May 8, 2013
CBOW wrote:
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Unions don't provide checks and balances, employees and employers do. Unions are just another extension of an outdated, over bloated governing body. How many union bosses are actually employed and do the labor that their constituents do? Not many. Since corporations are in the back pocket of our dear government, what type of power is it that you perceive unions have, they are also gubmint shills?
Unions are like governments, they don't exist without other peoples money.
conservative crapola

Bethlehem, PA

#168 May 8, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
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Funny how okiehomo wouldn't exist without other people's money. coburn, two-face, likes candy.
CBOW

East Berlin, PA

#169 May 8, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>Unions are like governments, they don't exist without other peoples money.
Exactly.

“Life is Good”

Since: Nov 08

Perpignan

#170 May 8, 2013
conservative crapola wrote:
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Funny how okiehomo wouldn't exist without other people's money. coburn, two-face, likes candy.
You keep posting those 500 per day pookie. You'll get one right yet. If a monkey can, surly his decendent can.

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