Amazon ends deal with 25,000 California websites | amazon, affiliate, california - The Orange County Register As the state of California struggles with stifling budget deficits and business-hostile regulations and laws, many interesting and innovative solutions have been proposed. No, Im just playing. California law makers have decided that curtailing uncontrolled spending isnt the answer; the answer is raising taxes. Not just raising taxes, but coming up with new and innovative ways to tax businesses and by proxy consumers: TAX THE INTERNET. One word: brilliant. Im shocked California beat Obama to this source of untold billions. Obama has already begun taking steps to regulate the internetbeing as screwed up as the internet has been since its inception, its a miracle it has survived this long without government assistanceit is about time we tax all internet sales. It is sickeningly unpatriotic of the internet for not contributing its fair share, and I for one would like to say: shame on the internet!!! Amazon has already emailed its termination of its affiliate advertising program with 25,000 websites. The letter says, in part: (The bill) specifically imposes the collection of taxes from consumers on sales by online retailers - including but not limited to those referred by California-based marketing affiliates like you - even if those retailers have no physical presence in the state. We oppose this bill because it is unconstitutional and counterproductive. It is supported by big-box retailers, most of which are based outside California, that seek to harm the affiliate advertising programs of their competitors. Similar legislation in other states has led to job and income losses, and little, if any, new tax revenue. We deeply regret that we must take this action.