April 18, 2009

Liberals: If it exists - TAX IT; Congress Set to End Tax-Free Online Shopping

From Fox News

Report: Congress Set to End Tax-Free Online Shopping
Friday, April 17, 2009
The free ride may soon be over.

For the past decade and a half, most Internet shoppers haven't been forced to pay sales tax while buying goods online.

But now, according to CNet News, an alliance of "brick-and-mortar" retailers and state governments has teamed up to end that — and they've crafted federal legislation that may be introduced in Congress as early as next week. ...

It's not clear what exactly the bill would do, but it's expected to be introduced in the House by Rep. Bill Delahunt, D-Mass., and in the Senate by Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo.

The real thinking behind it comes from the Streamlined Sales Tax Project (SSTP), a slow-but-steady effort to get states and municipalities to simplify and unify their sales-tax regimes so that online sales tax can reasonably be collected.
..."We will have the bill ready for introduction by next Monday," a spokesman for the National Conference of State Legislatures told CNet News in a story posted Wednesday. "We finalized the language and now we're working out the remaining issues and adding some new provisions at the request of various stakeholders."

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Okay, here is the Kook opinion on this latest assault on keeping what we earn. If any of you who read this do not immediately jump to the same conclusion that I did then you need to go back to the beginning and read my old posts. This is apparently not the first step, and how this has missed all of our attention I do not know, but they appear to be well on their way to having a National Sales Tax. That is clearly where this is going, and if it was the only tax that we would have it would be great, but you and I both know that this is going to be in addition to all the other ones. And if you think for a second it is going to be similar to the lower taxes everywhere else in the nation you are wrong. It will be either a California or a New York size sales tax. Think 12-15%. This all goes along with all the other things they are trying to do, make the swiss and other offshore banking havens fess up about depositors, tax mileage instead of fuel, you know, like the aussie toilet tax...Statists believe that if exists, it exists only to be taxed. If you have a revenue shortfall you just raise taxes. That is the method Liberals use. Hey, California, New York and Michingan , How's that working for you so far?

Never mind the states that do not currently have a sales tax...that will have to be corrected too, i mean we canot have that, why look at all those dollars the governments of those states are letting the taxpayer waste.! That is simply an outrage and an affront to the senses of Nancy Pelosi and her merry Band of Pirates. (oh good post idea there!)

Now here is the issue; on the internet you may be sitting in Joplin, Missouri, buying a product from a website based in Houston, and the transaction may be handled by a facility in Atlanta. Who gets the taxes? So up to now unless you lived in the same state as the website was based in you did not pay taxes on internet purchases, you were supposed to do that on your honor. But if we had One Sales Tax paid to the Fedzilla then they could equally distribute that tax money back to the states they wanted to. You know, states with a need like California, or Michigan. This is a twofold issue. 1 - more power, the federal government uses the Tim Allen approach to everything. 2 - further way to redistribute wealth.

Who is behind it? I mean besides the Statists, Big Retailers that are suffering, and States that are goin bankrupt....now why in God's name would a big retailer need tax money? They do not benefit from this...right? I mean the taxes they collect they just pass on toe the Fedzilla do they not? How does it benefit brick and mortar retailers to make internet shoppers pay sales tax...wait for it...wait for it....AHA

This is a way, just like history has shown us time and time and time again for big business to make it harder on small business. (read your history, that is what most of the regulations we have today are all about) If small internet businesses have to collect taxes,and then the consumer also has to pay shipping, then there may no longer be a price benefit to online shopping THEREFORE forcing the consumer to shop at the brick and mortar store. Add the added benefit of the increased fuel of all those people driving cars to the mall which increases fuel tax revenue and the fact that these big businesses are going to nicely compensate their senators and representatives for this vote and it is a win win win...except for you and I.

These words are starting to make more and more and more sense to me all the time:

...Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is
now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of
Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of
repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment
of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted
to a candid world.


He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of
Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.


For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:


For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested
with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever. ...

I have read those words several times, but more and more they really make sense and have meaning,
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