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    Democrats push for new Internet sales taxes

    The halcyon days of tax-free Internet shopping will, if Rep. Bill Delahunt gets his way, soon be coming to an abrupt end.


    Delahunt, a Massachusetts Democrat, introduced a bill on Thursday that would rewrite the ground rules for Internet and mail order sales by eliminating the option for many Americans to shop over the Internet without paying state sales taxes.
    OK, so the states would like to raise more money by raising taxes. Here is the problem. I purchase tobacco from Illinois. I live in Texas. State taxes for Illinois would be taken to provide services for those who live there. I don't live in Illinois. Therefore, we have a huge problem. Actually, not a problem. Not only are Republicans going to give Delahunt the finger here, but enough Democrats will too.

    Say goodbye to your bill, Congressman. It's going nowhere. Moreover, if I lived in your district, I would vote Republican this year, and give you the middle finger as well. Repeat after me - Taxation without representation. Or maybe US law will now allow me to vote in places that tax me. Which district in Illinois is Houston, Texas in now?

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    Re: Democrats push for new Internet sales taxes

    So, your logic is that if you cross state lines, they can't charge you sales tax because you don't vote in that jurisdiction??? I should remember that the next time I buy things in Taxachussets...
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    Re: Democrats push for new Internet sales taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    So, your logic is that if you cross state lines, they can't charge you sales tax because you don't vote in that jurisdiction??? I should remember that the next time I buy things in Taxachussets...
    No, I am not crossing state lines at all. I am purchasing on the internet, and Democrats are looking for yet another way to pick my pocket.
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    Re: Democrats push for new Internet sales taxes

    Isnt there something else similar to this that would give the government the power to shut down the internet in case of an "emergency"?
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    Re: Democrats push for new Internet sales taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by Resist the gov. View Post
    Isnt there something else similar to this that would give the government the power to shut down the internet in case of an "emergency"?
    I have heard something about it, but don't know if it is true or not, since I haven't seriously looked into it yet.
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    Re: Democrats push for new Internet sales taxes

    I purposely buy things online to save money in taxes. Tennessee sales tax is at 9.25%, I think it might be the highest in the country. Buying anything online saves me almost 10%. I'm glad this bill will be shot down. I honestly can't believe this guy would propose this kind of tax. If this hadn't been Massachusetts a bill like that would be political suicide.
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    Re: Democrats push for new Internet sales taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    OK, so the states would like to raise more money by raising taxes. Here is the problem. I purchase tobacco from Illinois.
    I get mine from overseas I don't pay state OR fed taxes on my tobacco. **** THE ATF!

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    Re: Democrats push for new Internet sales taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    I purposely buy things online to save money in taxes. Tennessee sales tax is at 9.25%, I think it might be the highest in the country. Buying anything online saves me almost 10%. I'm glad this bill will be shot down. I honestly can't believe this guy would propose this kind of tax. If this hadn't been Massachusetts a bill like that would be political suicide.
    9?!!

    Damn dude and I thought we were the worst at 8.25%
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    Re: Democrats push for new Internet sales taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    No, I am not crossing state lines at all. I am purchasing on the internet, and Democrats are looking for yet another way to pick my pocket.
    where are the other Democrats? I'm not saying all dems will oppose this because surely some will agree but you seem to mislabel this making it out to be a huge liberal movement when in reality you only named one Democrat, the guy who submitted the bill.

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    Re: Democrats push for new Internet sales taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by texmaster View Post
    9?!!

    Damn dude and I thought we were the worst at 8.25%
    Alabama is in the nines also.

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