Online Purchases Soon To Be Taxed Nationwide...

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    Screwed by the phony Conservatives and Socialists/Progressives again.


    Small companies who want to sell their products online are in real trouble. Some Republican governors, eager to enrich their thinning state coffers, are endorsing a tax that would be imposed on products sold online.According to the National Conference of State Legislatures Strapped, states could reap as much as $23 billion in new annual revenue.

    Bigger chains are happy with the move. Scott Mason, a vice president at Lowe's Cos, who noted that Lowe’s has a 5 percent to 10 percent price disadvantage compared with online rivals, exclaimed, "Having one of the most recognized and widely popular Republican leaders take this position gives other politicians comfort that the online sales tax is fair and helps state budgets in crisis.”

    Until recently, consumers could purchase items online without paying sales tax, a strategy that enabled consumers to shop at local stores but then order the same products online so they could avoid the sales tax. In order to level the playing field, there has been a push to tax the online purchases so local business owners could compete.

    The giant Amazon.com, which initially viewed with disfavor the idea of a sales tax, has decided that they now like the idea. Why? Because Amazon plans to offer same-day delivery, which will mean it needs more local warehouses, and it will then get hit by state taxes anyway.

    Small online competitors are upset. Steve DelBianco, executive director of NetChoice, a trade group representing eBay, Overstock.com and others, said, "Besides the Republican support, this position change is being driven by the millions of dollars being spent by the big-box retailers—and now Amazon—to push the sales tax through Congress."

    States that already have an online sales tax are Kansas, Kentucky, North Dakota, New York, Texas and Washington. Other state that are planning to join them are California (Sept. 2012), Indiana (Jan. 2014), Nevada (Jan. 2014), New Jersey (July 2013), South Carolina (Jan. 2016),Tennessee (Jan 2014) and Virginia (Sept 2013)...

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    Why should small brick and mortar stores suffer because people can screw the government out of tax revenue they are entitled to?
     
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    Did you read the story and discover that it's the BIG RETAILERS that are in favor of this?

    Sheeeeesh!
     
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    So what? They are right. People are engaged in massive tax cheating. That needs to stop.
     
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    Et tu, Brute? Preaching the gospel of Envy now too? I'm very disappointed in many of you who call yourselves 'Conservatives.' Time for big change in the Republican Party.
     
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    So, your disingenuous mewling about mom and pop stores was just a prop to try and make the point that gubmint has a "right" to drill our wallets....How very leftist of you.

    BTW, everyone is entirely within their rights to avoid taxes...There's no "cheating" about it.
     
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    Doesn't this fall in line with a consumption tax that many one the right want?
     
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    And it just goes on & on. The Republican Party has to boot these phony Conservatives once and for all. The days of Democrat-Light need to come to an end.
     
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    This is states taxing that we're talking about hare....And the "fair tax" supporters don't want it on top of the already incomprehensible income tax.
     
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    Why should brick and mortar stores be at a competitive disadvantage and online retailers get preferential treatment from the government?
     

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