Deficit Solution: TAX THE INTERNET!!!!

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    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, I’m just playing. California law makers have decided that curtailing uncontrolled spending isn’t 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. I’m shocked California beat Obama to this source of untold billions. Obama has already begun taking steps to regulate the internet—being as screwed up as the internet has been since its’ inception, it’s a miracle it has survived this long without government assistance—it 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.”
     
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    Another sin tax is needed. A cellphone tax.
     
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    PLEASE!!! Let's tax the internet, cellphones, and every other bit of 20th century electronic tech we can find. Sounds good to me. I could more than do without them, and I think we'd all be better off as a society without them. I'll use them while they're available for "free", but as soon as they're taxed I'll be gone.
     
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    This is not something to be celebrating & Goose Stepping for. The average American Citizen will pay for this as usual. And you just lost a bit more of your Freedom & Liberty. Cheerleading for the Government getting more involved with the Internet really is against your own best interests. I want the Government to be involved with the Internet as little as possible. Government interventions like this usually end very badly for average American Citizens. Not only in costs but in Liberty too. I understand Socialists/Progressives like this idea but many others don't. I'm very much against it.
     
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    More proof that Government slows progress...


    Cheeper, Faster, Better = Free markets

    Costly, unreliable, worse = Government
     
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    But but but...taxes never lead to job losses!!!!
     
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    Where are all the leftists that have been ranting constantly about how essential it is to find new tax revenues and raise taxes to solve the budget deficit.

    The leftist solution to budget deficit = RAISE TAXES.

    The leftist solution to the economy = RAISE SPENDING

    Obama is going to lose in 2012 and this is why.
     
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    See, there's always a bright side! :lol:
     
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    Taxes aren't the problem. Government is the problem. Until people start accepting this,nothing realistic will get done. It's all about abusive Government spending. Taxpayers should not be scapegoated. They paid their taxes as required by Law. They did nothing wrong. It's the Government and their shocking over-spending that's gotten us where we are today. Some Politicians are trying to blame and scapegoat the Taxpayers to cover for their own corruption & incompetence. There should be no consideration of Tax-Hikes until the Government gets its spending under control. They just can't be trusted.

    I'm actually appalled that the President and other Politicians are trying to blame Taxpayers for this awful mess. Yesterday he railed against private jet owners yet his own Stimulus included Tax Breaks for jet owners. Jet owners didn't get us into this awful mess. This President and many other Politicians did that. Scapegoating the Taxpayers is a popular tactic for the Socialists/Progressives these days and that's just wrong. It's just a deflection. We don't have a Taxpayer problem. We have a Government problem.
     
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    "Atlas Shrugged" is becoming reality. I'll be at Galt's Gulch if you need me.
     

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