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    Re: Democratic senator wants Internet sales taxes

    What are the Libbos going to do when they run out of tax money?

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    Re: Democratic senator wants Internet sales taxes

    Why shouldn't they pay a tax? Having to pay a tax when online competitors don't causes your local businesses to be at a disadvantage compared to their distant online counterparts. Even people who are opposed to this have said as much. Most republicans favor sales tax, and yet are willing for online vendors to be able to avoid even that regressive tax.

    Of course, I would be perfectly happy if states did away with the sales tax entirely, so how's that for getting rid of a tax. How about it, Republicans?
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    Re: Democratic senator wants Internet sales taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by Dezaad View Post
    Why shouldn't they pay a tax? Having to pay a tax when online competitors don't causes your local businesses to be at a disadvantage compared to their distant online counterparts. Even people who are opposed to this have said as much. Most republicans favor sales tax, and yet are willing for online vendors to be able to avoid even that regressive tax.

    Of course, I would be perfectly happy if states did away with the sales tax entirely, so how's that for getting rid of a tax. How about it, Republicans?
    I don't think that online and offline businesses are in direct competition with each other.

    I believe that the only real competition here, is between the government and the citizenry.

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    Re: Democratic senator wants Internet sales taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I don't think that online and offline businesses are in direct competition with each other.

    I believe that the only real competition here, is between the government and the citizenry.
    Oh, you are so incredibly and obviously wrong it is not even worth talking to you about it.
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    Re: Democratic senator wants Internet sales taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    people buy online for one main reason. Price. Start taxing online purchases, prices go up to compensate, and they are down to ... well... no reason to buy online.
    The reason I buy online is cuz I'm too lazy to go to teh store. It would suck to pay taxes on online purchases, but I don't see why the same standards shouldn't apply.
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    Re: Democratic senator wants Internet sales taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by Dezaad View Post
    Oh, you are so incredibly and obviously wrong it is not even worth talking to you about it.
    Ok, prove it. Let's see some number that show the direct competition between on and off-line businesses.

    I got ID thefted 5 years ago. My credit score is just now back up to the low 600's, plus spending around 3 g's, so I don't buy **** online anymore. Paypal and I don't have a very good relationship and that's why I'm not a donating member of this forum. IOW, there are plenty of offline businesses that get all of my business.

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    Re: Democratic senator wants Internet sales taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    The reason I buy online is cuz I'm too lazy to go to teh store. It would suck to pay taxes on online purchases, but I don't see why the same standards shouldn't apply.
    That's the reason I used to buy **** online, plus the usual, "online discount".

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    Re: Democratic senator wants Internet sales taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    That's the reason I used to buy **** online, plus the usual, "online discount".
    what do u mean "used to"?

    Edit: I see the ID theft thing, sorry missed it before.
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    Re: Democratic senator wants Internet sales taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by Dezaad View Post
    Why shouldn't they pay a tax? Having to pay a tax when online competitors don't causes your local businesses to be at a disadvantage compared to their distant online counterparts. Even people who are opposed to this have said as much. Most republicans favor sales tax, and yet are willing for online vendors to be able to avoid even that regressive tax.

    Of course, I would be perfectly happy if states did away with the sales tax entirely, so how's that for getting rid of a tax. How about it, Republicans?
    I believe this means that people who sell on E-Bay will have to keep track of all their sales and at the end of the year write piddly ass checks to whatever states they sold to. Am I right?
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    Re: Democratic senator wants Internet sales taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    what do u mean "used to"?
    This................

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I got ID thefted 5 years ago. My credit score is just now back up to the low 600's, plus spending around 3 g's, so I don't buy **** online anymore. Paypal and I don't have a very good relationship and that's why I'm not a donating member of this forum. IOW, there are plenty of offline businesses that get all of my business.
    I find stuff that I want to purchase online, but the only way I buy it, is if they can sell it to me in person, bought with cash.

    It pisses me off, because there is tons of stuff on ebay that I would buy, that I can only purchase via online payment.
    Last edited by apdst; 04-13-11 at 09:03 PM.

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