Spoken like a true Statist.
Compared to 50 years ago, the sum of State, local and Federal taxes are destructively high.
The parasite class (i.e. government) is in the process of literally destroying our Republic.
Anyone who proposes "leveling" the playing field cannot see the utter evil of government staring them in the face.
At ALL times anyone who cares for Liberty should ALWAYS seek to have any and all taxes drastically reduced at every opportunity.
As Governments become bigger and bigger they will have to accelerate their consumption of our hard-earned money.
The political class and most government workers are true enemies of our Liberties.
You do realize that the current obligations of all pensions for public workers -- state, federal and local will be impossible to fund? The government class will have to level the playing field by destroying our currency and impoverishing us all. Public Service, such a noble human undertaking (NOT!!)
That was the argument used by brick-n-mortar shops, but it's going to turn out to be false. Amazon has decided to start charging state tax because it is planning to put up new warehouses everywhere, so it can provide overnight shipping everywhere and same day in a lot of places for free. The local business are going to find out that Amazon can pay the tax and still ship the merchandise to your door cheaper than the local store can sell it.
Better price, more convenience. Amazon wins.
I do believe that this is made possible by advances in pricing, showing higher prices to folks in NYC where shipping and warehouse prices are higher. The prices will still be lower than what you find in the stores in Manhattan.