The only thing that can potentially be said in defense of this is how it’s being done willingly on the part of Amazon.
That’s simply not good enough.
We know what progressives do. We know the types of things they will say. We know how this will be used in the future.
I hope Christie is a one termer, and never comes back into our lives again.(in a political sense)
posted on 07/16/2012 2:34:47 PM PDT
( Media doesn't report, It advertises. So that last advertisement you just read, what was it worth?)
I have long said that applying state sales taxes for online retail sales is almost a no-brainer. I don't like paying taxes any more than anyone else does, but if retail sales are taxed than all similar retail sales should be taxed. Without this sort of system in place, local businesses are often at a competitive disadvantage against out-of-state (or even out-of-country) competitors.
posted on 07/16/2012 3:12:33 PM PDT
by Alberta's Child
("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
Amazon is complicit in this, and it is a pretty lousy anti-competitive thing for them to be doing. They will be able to handle it as a multi billion dollar company, but it buts an onerous regulatory burden on all the mom and pop and small retailers who will be subjected to collecting sales tax for the 49 states they don’t live in. Big business in cahoots with big government is a recipe for disaster.
posted on 07/16/2012 3:34:46 PM PDT
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