I don't know who conducted that poll or what the demographics were of their sample but I suspect it was a very carefully selected group.
No-one, and I mean absolutely not one single person I have asked about online sales tax is for it. Seems strange to me that my unofficial polling could be so strongly aligned to just the opposite.
Government is already too big, too bloated. I am 100% against anything that gives them more money, more power.
Nobody is for an “online sales tax”.
On the other hand, ask people if they support making all people in their state pay the same sales tax they do, it gets a lot of support.
And if you ask people if they support legislation that will help crack down on tax cheaters skipping out of the state sales tax they owe, even more people support it.
And since this legislation will not be a “new tax”, but rather a new collection capability for an existing tax, the 2nd way of describing it is more accurate.
Of course, it is possible the democrats could make it into a tax, and then have some bizarre remittance scheme to states, and then they would easily be able to implement a federal sales tax using an amendment to the law.
That couldn’t happen if conservatives worked hard to support a bill that did nothing more than provide a better way to ensure compliance with existing state sales tax laws. But since conservatives are mostly working hard to make it easy to cheat on their taxes, I fear that the democrats will screw this up.
You mean an organization that thrives off of local retailers might create a poll to manipulate the public?
We’d better be calling our Reps and Senators now. Boehner’s already itching to raise taxes.