Fight over Internet sales tax intensi...

Fight over Internet sales tax intensifies Fight over Internet sales...

There are 21 comments on the USA Today story from Mar 31, 2013, titled Fight over Internet sales tax intensifies Fight over Internet sales.... In it, USA Today reports that:

Consumers used to saving money by not paying sales tax on online purchases may not have that advantage much longer as momentum grows for legislation allowing states to collect taxes on Internet sales "It's wrong for the government to penalize some businesses over others," Sen.

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Your Ex

United States

#1 Mar 31, 2013
If I buy a truck the next county over, I save 5%
Same rules should apply.

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#2 Mar 31, 2013
It's another case of, "If we're not collecting money, we're losing money." This government is duty bound to collect every red cent still in circulation, as if it's theirs to begin with. Like we've been enjoying their money, illegally. Once we accept their premise that all money belongs to them, we will have surrendered our right of self determination and placed our well being, solely, in their hands. If we don't fight for what's ours, they will take it.

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#3 Mar 31, 2013
A federal sales and use tax for all online purchases and internet use would allow congress and Obama to spend more. Just think of all the future Solyndras we could fund.
Your Ex

United States

#4 Mar 31, 2013
RustyS wrote:
A federal sales and use tax for all online purchases and internet use would allow congress and Obama to spend more. Just think of all the future Solyndras we could fund.
They're talking about state tax, but nice knee-jerk reaction.

“Obama Shames the USA”

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#5 Mar 31, 2013
It's the Democrat tax and grab come to the internet.
And ragging all the way.

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#6 Mar 31, 2013
Your Ex wrote:
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They're talking about state tax, but nice knee-jerk reaction.
Never said they weren't. Did say this would be a great source of revenue on top of the state tax. Just like gas. And we know the truly poor are not on the net buying stuff, so it would only affect those with discretionary money. You need to think more progressively.
Robert

Douglasville, GA

#7 Mar 31, 2013
How are they going to set the taxes, is a business going to have to keep up with the thousands and thousands of individual tax districts, all the different cities counties and states if not who's tax rates are they going to use.

Leave the internet sales alone, you are probably supposed to pay sales tax from your garage sale too, tax tax tax.

Since: Feb 09

Location hidden

#8 Mar 31, 2013
I do buy things over the internet like many people and those include purchases from overseas .
How can some body running a one man internet store expect to know what the tax is everywhere in the uSA or collect taxes and send them where they belong?
this tax would hurt many small business and help the large corporations who can afford to do such.

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#9 Mar 31, 2013
RustyS wrote:
<quoted text>
Never said they weren't. Did say this would be a great source of revenue on top of the state tax. Just like gas. And we know the truly poor are not on the net buying stuff, so it would only affect those with discretionary money. You need to think more progressively.
Once the issue centers on what constitutes a "great source" of tax revenue, we've lost the argument.

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#10 Mar 31, 2013
Robert wrote:
How are they going to set the taxes, is a business going to have to keep up with the thousands and thousands of individual tax districts, all the different cities counties and states if not who's tax rates are they going to use.
Leave the internet sales alone, you are probably supposed to pay sales tax from your garage sale too, tax tax tax.
Since when are additional regulations for business's a concern of this administration? Besides, they could add another few thousand federal IRS employees to make the job numbers look good. A win-win for Obama.
Cat74

Carpentersville, IL

#11 Mar 31, 2013
Just when you think those bastards can't find one more thing to tax, they find another thing to tax. What do you think they will do with the new taxes? Pay down the debt? No. They will buy new freebies for their non productives, foreign, and domestics.

“Proud To Be An American”

Since: Apr 07

Location hidden

#12 Apr 1, 2013
More tax hungry democRat sht that will backfire big time just like obamacare.
It costs a lot nowadays just to ship a $2.00 item purchased online via USPS ground. Rest assured everyone of those despicable azzhats who desire to add a tax to such purchases are not the people whose income and net worth forces them to ever bargin shop for a damned thing.
Until the voting public can learn to smell a Rat expect more and more Rat sht.

“Proud To Be An American”

Since: Apr 07

Location hidden

#13 Apr 1, 2013
If I ran the show rest assured there would be 2/3 salary reductions across the board for every one of those politicians you see during a State of The Union address. If you are going to serve America then you serve but don't serve yourself and think no one will ever notice.
i.e. The other day I was looking at a list of property owners in a rural area of interest and to no surprise the owner with the most land was a retired US senator from Louisiana. I could only imagine the amount of land holdings that self-serving stinking democRat acquired throughout the USA during his many years in office. Holdings he probably never set foot on and probably never will. People like him are the exact kind of people zeroing in on taxing the internet...what filth.
Gravediggers

West Palm Beach, FL

#14 Apr 1, 2013
WATCH OUT FLORIDIANS!

And the next tax there will be a fight over:

TAXING drivers for EVERY mile they DRIVE in their private vehicle and additional taxation if WHERE they drive is a CONGESTED roadway.

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/palm-beach/f...

The Metropolitan Planning board is Complaining that not enough gasoline tax monies are being generated to maintain and improve roadways AND pay for MASS TRANSIT!(seems people driving electric cars are not buying gas, so gasoline taxes are down!)

The board proposes TRACKING drivers and charging them for EVERY mile they drive and MORE if drivers are driving on designated CONGESTED roadways and during peak times.

Don't forget Obama's Secretary of Transportation, Ray La Hood, advocated for it, some states are piloting programs and NOW FLORIDA is advocating for the same.

QUOTE:

In the next 10 years, they WILL eventually DO IT," said Lauderhill Mayor Richard Kaplan, Florida MPO board chairman. "Otherwise, we won't be able to maintain our roads or transportation system. THIS iS GOING TO HAPPEN."

Read the UK newspapers. This is ALREADY IMPLEMENTED in ENGLAND!

It IS coming to America.

Soon only the rich will be able to afford to drive personal vehicles and the rest of us will be on the bus, train, cause we can't afford a personal vehicle and it's costs.

Seems the ELITES are finding ways to keep the SERFS and PEE ONS in their place and limit personal transportation.

But be assured the wealthy, the elected officials and the movies stars will STILL travel in their personal caravans and on their personal jets.

Class distinction

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#15 Apr 1, 2013
JohnInLa wrote:
If I ran the show rest assured there would be 2/3 salary reductions across the board for every one of those politicians you see during a State of The Union address. If you are going to serve America then you serve but don't serve yourself and think no one will ever notice.
i.e. The other day I was looking at a list of property owners in a rural area of interest and to no surprise the owner with the most land was a retired US senator from Louisiana. I could only imagine the amount of land holdings that self-serving stinking democRat acquired throughout the USA during his many years in office. Holdings he probably never set foot on and probably never will. People like him are the exact kind of people zeroing in on taxing the internet...what filth.
Ben Franklin said,“When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.” We've elected a President who promised and frankly, delivered, just that.
There has to be a message we can send that arrests this social contagion. Personally, I think an April 15th tax rebellion would open their eyes. It's a rebellion that won't require open hostility but would bring Washington to it's knees.
facts are

Vandergrift, PA

#16 Apr 1, 2013
mdbuilder said .... Ben Franklin said,“When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.” We've elected a President who promised and frankly, delivered, just that..........according to an article in yahoo finance. cnn finance ".Wages stink at America's most common jobs"...welfare gvt workers , politicians have had UNFETTERED ACCESS TO A raise every 3 years , for decades.. everyone else has to GROVEL ,move, do without ,or find an underpass in vegas.
mr obama

Denver, CO

#17 Apr 1, 2013
RustyS wrote:
A federal sales and use tax for all online purchases and internet use would allow congress and Obama to spend more. Just think of all the future Solyndras we could fund.
The internet is complicit in helping destroy brick and mortar stores, however the feds cannot be trusted with additional tax revenues for the very reason you state.

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#18 Apr 1, 2013
mr obama wrote:
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The internet is complicit in helping destroy brick and mortar stores, however the feds cannot be trusted with additional tax revenues for the very reason you state.
Innovation, when it happens, is a double-edged sword. With every new niche that gets carved out an old one gets cut away. There's really no way to avoid this sales tax.

Since: Feb 09

Location hidden

#19 Apr 1, 2013
mr obama wrote:
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The internet is complicit in helping destroy brick and mortar stores, however the feds cannot be trusted with additional tax revenues for the very reason you state.
Over a hundred years ago Auto makers put Wagon makers out of Business by the Hundreds.. Had we similar policy in place then there would have been a big bail out of wagon makers and we would still be making wagons.

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#20 Apr 1, 2013
californio wrote:
<quoted text> Over a hundred years ago Auto makers put Wagon makers out of Business by the Hundreds.. Had we similar policy in place then there would have been a big bail out of wagon makers and we would still be making wagons.
Only if there were sufficient government subsidies.

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