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    Re: Senate approves Internet sales tax

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    re: Senate approves online sales tax bill [W:244]

    So who else here is excited about having to pay more in taxes for online purchases? You voted for Obama, now you're getting what you voted for.

    He did say he was going to close tax loopholes. Who knew he was going to begin with closing them on the middle class..... oh wait, Mitt Romney knew, and he warned you, and now it's happening.

    So now that it will hit you right in the pocket book, just remember that next time you go to the polls to vote for the democrats.

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    re: Senate approves online sales tax bill [W:244]

    I'm not necessarily against new taxes. I think the internet tax could be a sound revenue strategy. My complaint is that it's another tax mainly on the middle class, and it affects purchasing power. The obvious big revenue strategy is to let the Bush era tax cuts expire. I know that I sound like a broken record but it's true. We don't need to close tax loopholes or invent new taxes, we just need remove key tax exemptions to make massive amounts of national revenue.

    We weren't dealing with an impending recession before Bush started several wars and gave the most wealthy businesses reduced tax status. It's not all Bush's fault mind you, but his policies were damaging. You can't spend hundreds of billions of dollars on war and then reduce major revenue streams at the same time. That's what causes hemorrhages.

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    re: Senate approves online sales tax bill [W:244]

    Am I personally excited about paying sales taxes on some of my online purchases? No. But I also think it is a fair law. It always bothered me that online businesses had this advantage over brick and mortar businesses, and mail order businesses before that. Also, it looks like small online businesses are exempt from it. As much fault as I can find with Congress and the Administration as of late, I won’t complain about this particular law if it passes.

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    re: Senate approves online sales tax bill [W:244]

    Online sales is clearly an example of interstate commerce, and the interstate sales tax issue is clearly one that needs to be settled by the Federal government.

    Besides, shouldn't states have the right to collect sales tax from online sales that go in their boundaries?
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    re: Senate approves online sales tax bill [W:244]

    What weird universe do the rest of you live in where you don't pay taxes on online purchases? I can't think of anything I've bought online in the last year from a business (as opposed to a private seller) that wasn't taxed.

    Besides, why should we be trying to create "fairness" between online businesses and physical ones? Why should a superior technology be made more expensive and less effective just to discourage its use for the sake of lesser methods? Not having to go to a store and hope they have what you want, and instead being able to search the entire country (even the entire world!) and find what you want and have it shipped to you... that's an improvement. This is like adding a new tax on top of automatic transmission cars because it's "unfair" that they're outselling stick shift cars. We shouldn't be leveling the playing field between better and worse technologies. We should let the worse ones die off.
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    re: Senate approves online sales tax bill [W:244]

    Maybe we don't need most brick and mortar stores, any more than we need a lot of stables. "Mom and Pop" ought to open an online store.
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    re: Senate approves online sales tax bill [W:244]

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    No trade dispute

    Nothing in this deals with defense or general welfare. Furthermore, its for the states not the federal government.
    I think the Internet is something of a puzzle for the constitution because it is hard to tell were interstate ends and intrastate begins. The Internet does not take into account borders

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    re: Senate approves online sales tax bill [W:244]

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    I think the Internet is something of a puzzle for the constitution because it is hard to tell were interstate ends and intrastate begins. The Internet does not take into account borders
    The puzzle, is for how they can dupe people into giving the Ruling Elites even more power and access to even more money. They should have their hands slapped and told to make do with the unconscionable and inconceivable amount of money they confiscate already.
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    re: Senate approves online sales tax bill [W:244]

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    So who else here is excited about having to pay more in taxes for online purchases? You voted for Obama, now you're getting what you voted for. He did say he was going to close tax loopholes. Who knew he was going to begin with closing them on the middle class..... oh wait, Mitt Romney knew, and he warned you, and now it's happening. So now that it will hit you right in the pocket book, just remember that next time you go to the polls to vote for the democrats.
    I thought Willard was the ' Corporations are people too my friend' guy? I also thought his 'warning' was directed at healthcare not online taxes.

    Now the bill passed 69-27 so some of Willard's side voted for the tax.

    The businesses that invest money in a building and employees across the nation support the bill- no small wonder there, but so do big online companies like Amazon. I do hope a min sales threshold is included so micro businesses don't have to answer to a dozen states.

    Those who decry the 'new' tax probably have not looked at just how much it really is or for that matter how little it actually adds to any state's income. I see this as ending a minor tax dodge rather than a cherished middle class deduction such as mortgage interest.

    I think is more as evening the playing field for 'boots on the ground' businesses.

    It will be interesting to see how the politics of this plays in the House...

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