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share save 120 16 A National Internet Sales or Amazon Tax Bill?

CA taxes the internet A National Internet Sales or Amazon Tax Bill?

As you recall, I covered the internet sales tax issue in California during the 2011 legislative session. Here is a link to a whole bunch of posts on the internet sales tax issue.

Now, Amazon.com has taken the fight to Washington – as I wrote about earlier this year.

Now, the United States Senate is considering S. 1832, the Marketplace Fairness Act. The bill’s details are here.

Tim Carney over at the Washington Examiner has the flap and how Amazon.com is teaming up with Walmart to support a national internet sales tax.

Congressmen in both parties want you to pay more taxes on your online purchases, and once again, big business is lobbying for bigger government, which would hurt Mom and Pop.

Online sales taxes have been a battlefield for lobbying titans for years, pitting Walmart and the rest of the brick-and-mortar retail lobby against Amazon and other online retailers. But now Amazon has changed its business model and also its lobbying position, joining the rest of the retail giants in calling on Congress to aid states in collecting sales tax from online sales.

So, the argument of “tax fairness” is being used by the Democrats to raise more tax revenue and by Big Business to stifle competition. The story sounds familiar, now doesn’t it?

Watch Senator Jim DeMint of South Carolina outline the issues in the video below:

It looks to me that Big Business and Big Government will win this fight. And, the American taxpayer will again get to pay more in taxes.

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share save 120 16 Update: Americans for Tax Reform Call AB 155 a Pledge Violation; California Republican State Senators to Support Internet Sales Taxes?
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I have a new post up over at Flap’s California Blog on the Flap.

Go here and read which California State Senators might FLIP.

Kind of interesting that the California Republican Party is asking Republican donors to support a referendum to overturn the California Citizen’s Redistricting Commission’s State Senate Redistricting Maps and these Senators FLIP to support a Democratic position anyway.

I mean, why bother, when all of the Republicans become RINOS (Republican in Name Only)?

By the way, the legislation which will likely be heard in the California State Senate tomorrow, requires three (3) Republican Senators to FLIP (NB: none voted for the Amazon Tax when it first came through the California Legislature).

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I have a new post up over at Flap’s California Blog on the Flap.

Go here and read which California State Senators might FLIP.

Kind of interesting that the California Republican Party is asking Republican donors to support a referendum to overturn the California Citizen’s Redistricting Commission’s State Senate Redistricting Maps and these Senators FLIP to support a Democratic position anyway.

I mean, why bother, when all of the Republicans become RINOS (Republican in Name Only)?

By the way, the legislation which will likely be heard in the California State Senate tomorrow, requires three (3) Republican Senators to FLIP (NB: none voted for the Amazon Tax when it first came through the California Legislature).

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share save 120 16 Amazon.com Kicks in Another $2.25 Million to Overturn California Internet Sales Tax Legislation
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As I said before, the only people that will win on California Internet Sales Taxes are the political campaign consultants and the lawyers.

This will be an expensive campaign without a doubt.

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share save 120 16 The Think Before You Click Campaign to Boycott Amazon.com Over Internet Sales Taxes
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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.

At a news conference on the steps of the state Capitol on Monday, the organization, dubbed the Think Before You Click campaign, asked Amazon shoppers to cancel their accounts with the Seattle-based company. The group has launched a website, www.thinkbeforeyouclickca.com.

“The $200 million in annual revenue that [the state of] California loses each year through Amazon’s tax loophole would have been enough to prevent the $90-million cut from California’s Adult Day Health Care program,” said Nan Brasmer, president of the California Alliance for Retired Americans.

The members of the coalition are Health Access, the Western Center on Law and Poverty, the California Immigration Policy Center and the California Partnership, which deals with senior citizen health issues.

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?

Really….how stupid.

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.

“I’m not sure if the emotional appeal is enough to keep people from saving money,” he said. “I don’t know how much traction they’re going to have on that…”

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