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Aug 22 2011
Aug 16 2011
Amazon.com cheating California. Are you serious?
A coalition of advocates for improved health, welfare and social services is calling for a boycott of Amazon.com Inc. until the giant Internet retailer drops a referendum aimed at overturning a new law requiring it to collect sales taxes on goods purchased by Californians.
The only way this campaign is going to get off the ground is with funding from the LEFT’S favorite foil, Wal-Mart.
How ironic, eh?
By the way, why aren’t they also boycotting Overstock.com or many of the other internet retailers who do not have a physical nexus in California?
Are they not cheating Californians too?
Boycott efforts toward Amazon, no matter how well intentioned, might have trouble getting wide public support, said industry analyst Jordan Rohan of Stifel Nicolaus in New York City.
Aug 16 2011
It seems that the Amazon.com signature gatherers are having little trouble obtaining voter signatures to place the issue on the ballot.
Despite radio commercials that try to scare voters not to sign ballot petitions, signatures calling for a referendum on the so-called Amazon tax law requiring out-of-state Internet companies to collect sales taxes from California buyers are piling up. The necessary signatures to put the referendum on the ballot will likely be in hand well before the 90-day deadline.
The recently passed California Budget is a joke and based on false assumptions, including Amazon Internet Sales Taxes. There is little doubt that some adjustments will have to be made by the Governor and California Legislature since Amazon will not be collecting and remitting any taxes pror to the October 1 deadline (since by obtaining the necessary signatures, the tax is suspended.)
Whether the rumor has any validity or not, the rapid collection of signatures on the Amazon referendum sends a clear message — taxes are not welcome.
Look for Amazon.com qualifying the referendum in record time and next June, Californians will vote on the issue – repealing the tax. One other interesting fact is that next June may see a record GOP turn out since it is possible that with a multi-candidate GOP Presidential Primary field, California will determine the Presidential nomination.
Note, the tax was sponsored by FAR LEFT Legislative Democrats at the behest and support of Wal-Mart, Barnes and Noble and Target.
We will see if those corporations will want to team up with the LEFT (haven’t they opposed Wal-Mart store construction across California) to campaign against their Republican customers.
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Aug 15 2011
Good grief. It isn’t bad enough that businesses are leaving California and my income has been reduced because of this internet sales tax flap, but now the FAR LEFT low-income tax redistributionist groups are going specifically after Amazon.com.
Advocates for the poor will urge Californians today to boycott Amazon.com until the online retailer begins collecting sales taxes.
Amazon.com is working well within California law. What will not surprise me, will be, who is funding this group to come out and protest.
How does Wal-Mart, Target or other business competitors to Amazon.com sound?
Again, this law is a loser and an expensive political and legal turf war is not something that will benefit California taxpayers
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