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    Re: Senate passes $631B defense policy bill 98-0

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    Yes, that is correct. The states have been Federally precluded from collecting sales by a congressional order/decision/legislation that forbid the states from collecting for a salke in another state. Even today, if you go to CA and buy a robot for $500 and have it shipped to NV, you will not have to pay CA sales tax but you are obligated to pay NV their sales tax but of course, nobody does.

    So, yes, this is Federal legislation that allows the states to collect their tax. I'm 99% sure I'm right for once.

    Yes, I will pick up the tab but what I was trying to communicate is that I might stop buying from Amazon since I won;t have the savings anymore. That will be good for my local businesses and bad for Amazon. Example are Greenies Pill Pockets for Cats. They re $5.95 on Amazon and $5.95 at Petsmart local. So, I saved almost 50 by buying them from Amazon. No shipping because I'm a Prime member for $80 a year. Now, I won't buy te Prime membership anymore and I'll buy the stuff from the local mega-corp. So, yes, Amazon will lose out big-time.

    The money will still be in the private sector. Just that online guys ill lose business and brick and mortar will get a boost.
    Unless the local business doesn't stock the goods being sought, then no one benefits. Awesome plan!!
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    Re: Senate passes $631B defense policy bill 98-0

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    Re: Senate passes $631B defense policy bill 98-0

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    Re: Senate passes $631B defense policy bill 98-0

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Using solar to power a home frees up oil....
    What % of the electricity used in the US comes from oil-fired plants?

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    Re: Senate passes $631B defense policy bill 98-0

    Quote Originally Posted by H. Lee White View Post
    What % of the electricity used in the US comes from oil-fired plants?
    On the east coast, and quite a bit far inland from the coast too, millions of homes are heated by oil burning furnaces.
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    Re: Senate passes $631B defense policy bill 98-0

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    On the east coast, and quite a bit far inland from the coast too, millions of homes are heated by oil burning furnaces.
    Thats not what I asked.

    I asked:
    What % of the electricity used in the US comes from oil-fired plants?

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    Re: Senate passes $631B defense policy bill 98-0

    Quote Originally Posted by H. Lee White View Post
    Thats not what I asked.

    I asked:
    What % of the electricity used in the US comes from oil-fired plants?
    Almost none. Actually, less than 2%. But the point is, if you can convert all the homes that use oil heating to partial solar, that saves us a good portion of oil that can then be refined into gasoline.
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    Re: Senate passes $631B defense policy bill 98-0

    That doesn't matter. Any taxes collected will be collected by the seller for the state. So, if I can't buy it in Las Vegas, I won't pay the 8% here but Amazon will still have to collect the 8% and remit to NV. So, yes, the states DO benefit. Personally, I love NOT paying taxes but the fact is these are STATE taxes - not FEDERAL taxes.



    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Unless the local business doesn't stock the goods being sought, then no one benefits. Awesome plan!!

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