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

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Good evening, AP.
    It seems to be your sad lot in life to teach Economics 101 to slow students forever.
    I've learned that you cannot teach the unwilling to learn, so I just put in my 2 cents and move along. Good evening 2m...
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
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    Short-sightedness seems to be a near universal epidemic.
    Liberals have always bugged the hell out of me with their tendency to see a big number like a million dollars and not even consider that is no where near what the owner of the business is bringing home. It's just so frustrating to see how goddamn cocky they are when they base their entire position on the most ignorant idea imaginable.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Liberals have always bugged the hell out of me with their tendency to see a big number like a million dollars and not even consider that is no where near what the owner of the business is bringing home. It's just so frustrating to see how goddamn cocky they are when they base their entire position on the most ignorant idea imaginable.
    Please don't confuse those who have hijacked the term "liberal" with true Liberals. They are just progressives (mostly Marxists) assuming what is perceived to be an acceptable political identity...
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
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    re: Senate approves online sales tax bill [W:244]

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    Please don't confuse those who have hijacked the term "liberal" with true Liberals. They are just progressives (mostly Marxists) assuming what is perceived to be an acceptable political identity...
    No... No.. 98% of Modern day liberals and progressives are not "Marxists".. Dont even go down that road..


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

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    No... No.. 98% of Modern day liberals and progressives are not "Marxists".. Dont even go down that road..
    I'm already on the road. Would you care to run me off that road?
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
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    re: Senate approves online sales tax bill [W:244]

    I might be a "slow student" but I've been self-employed for over 40 years. I would consider a profit margin of 8% (let alone 1% to 2%) to be ridiculously low and if that's all that businesses (retail) make in modern times, this will be quite a burden. I know that NV gives you a small rebate to cover compliance costs but collecting for 47 states seems a bit daunting, that's why i suggested earlier that the tax be collected in the state where the sale is made as opposed to the state the product is shipped to.

    I'm very unhappy about this new situation since I buy most of my products online, since we have almost no privately owned businesses here. I'm a proud cheapskate and 8.125% is enough to annoy me into changing my shopping habits. If my memory serves, there was original legislation that prevented the states from collecting sales tax on internet sales, so really they are just reverting to the pre-legislation era. Since the states can't print currency, I suppose this will help them provide higher salaries for State employees. Maybe the'll fix the damn roads. Who knows?


    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    I believe the typical profit margin for retailers is ~8%, so yea, if the top line cost of compliance works out to be 1%, then your income has just been reduced from $80K to $70K. That's a rather large impact...
    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    I was pondering when I eating dinner the profits margins of a clothing store which is about 1%- 2% when my mind wondered back to this bill. I just thought I would share the problem that came to me when eating is all.
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    Good evening, AP.
    It seems to be your sad lot in life to teach Economics 101 to slow students forever.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Liberals have always bugged the hell out of me with their tendency to see a big number like a million dollars and not even consider that is no where near what the owner of the business is bringing home. It's just so frustrating to see how goddamn cocky they are when they base their entire position on the most ignorant idea imaginable.
    Failing miserably and peacocking around like they've nailed it, I know, I know...

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

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    If they actually cared about the consequences, they would simply have the sales tax apply in the State where the sale is made. Suddenly, my state would realize that poking us for 8.125% is killing jobs and our sales tax would vanish.
    This has been my position all along. Where my butt cheeks are situated is irrelevant. Buying from a store online in another state is the same as driving to the state and walking in the door... and I would that that state's local sales tax.
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    re: Senate approves online sales tax bill [W:244]

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    I might be a "slow student" but I've been self-employed for over 40 years. I would consider a profit margin of 8% (let alone 1% to 2%) to be ridiculously low and if that's all that businesses (retail) make in modern times, this will be quite a burden. I know that NV gives you a small rebate to cover compliance costs but collecting for 47 states seems a bit daunting, that's why i suggested earlier that the tax be collected in the state where the sale is made as opposed to the state the product is shipped to.

    I'm very unhappy about this new situation since I buy most of my products online, since we have almost no privately owned businesses here. I'm a proud cheapskate and 8.125% is enough to annoy me into changing my shopping habits. If my memory serves, there was original legislation that prevented the states from collecting sales tax on internet sales, so really they are just reverting to the pre-legislation era. Since the states can't print currency, I suppose this will help them provide higher salaries for State employees. Maybe the'll fix the damn roads. Who knows?
    Fair enough.
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    re: Senate approves online sales tax bill [W:244]

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    I'm already on the road. Would you care to run me off that road?
    Yes i would. Because i didnt now that modern day liberals were advocated an armed rebellion against the ruling class and advocating that the workers should theretofore then take over the workplace install a workers government and have the working class run the government in a dictatorship of the proletariat and then implemented a plan style economy where people take home what they need based on "From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs.". I didnt know then the government will slowly rid of all classes and slowly wither away into full communism where there is no money and there is no government or state. Please point out which modern day liberals are advocating this violence and this Marxist style gov..


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