IL Governor Douche Bag Struck Again - Taxing Internet Sales!!!

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    I really thing this joker is intentional trying destroy the great state of lllinois with his far leftist agenda!!! First state in the nation to do this!

    How are companies going to get around this? Close all operations in Illinois and fire every IL worker! Already being announce that Amazon and Overstock are going to do just that. I wonder who else will follow suit? Groupon prehaps (or probably). I mean with this and the highest corporate tax in the world, why wouldn't they?

     
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    Any bill that has "fairness" as part of the text needs to be ripped to shreds because there is nothing fair about it.
     
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    I am shocked that governor Quinn and the Democrats in the general assembly are too stupid to not realize that this will put IL corps at a disadvantage, cost Illinoisians jobs and give more incentive for IL headquartered companies to move out of state.

    The IL communist government has declared war on business! I wonder who is going to lose in the end?
     
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    I'm waiting for the double dip sales tax. The state selling the product with sales tax and the receiving state with sales tax. That way both states get a cut. Of course if Illinois is 7% and Indiana is 7% and each gets to tax the overall tax would be 14%! This is the wave of the future and states will see it as a way to help their budgets out.
     
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    Ouch, that's ugly. Yeah, because they'd never cut the taxpayer a break and keep 3.5 percent each.
     
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    Cook County, the by far largest and most populated county, has a sales tax of 10% (12% on prepared foods)!
     
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    Up until a couple of years ago, vegetable plants were tax free since they're produce or food. Not anymore, Texas declared them plants and started taxing them. This was right after gardens started increasing due to rising food prices.
     
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    Not taxing online purchases is fair to your local retailers,,how?
     
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    There's already a pact between a dozen or so states to collect sales tax on internet transactions - and it makes perfect sense.
     
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    Of course it males alot of sense!
    Why should the local business be the only ones collecting sales taxes? Or a better question, why should an out-of-state business have an advantage over the local businesses? The local businesses pay taxes, they employ local people who's income are tax within your state and purchases create jobs and more tax revenue for your state (in this case Illinois), local businesses are assets to the community. Do the out-of-state business contribute anything to Illinois, I mean really?
     

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