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No New Taxes! Contact your Reps Today! Internet Tax being snuck thru the Se

Discussion in 'Political Issues' started by JC Refuge, Apr 23, 2013.

  1. JC Refuge

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    Reid and Obama are pushing thru the Senate the Internet Taxation bill that quite simply is just another way to enact a huge new tax on consumers, under the guise of "fairness."

    Fairness to who, you might ask? Well, to big business of course ... those gigantic operations who pay their CEOs and other execs multi-millions while pleading that they are suffering greatly at the hands of the small business people of our nation who are trying their best to create jobs and make a living. Bottom line ... this is another key move by the continually growing corporate/governmental conglomeration that is looking to exact more and more of your hard earned money thru legislation like this.

    This taxation bill is sneaky fast in the way it has suddenly come to the surface and is being voted on today without time for publicity or debate. If this bill becomes law, it will directly affect your pocketbook as well as cost countless American jobs (internet-related jobs will move off-shore and American small businesses will shut down).

    If the Senate approves this bill today, the last chance for stopping this big new tax is in the House. Obama has endorsed the tax.

    More here and a form that allows you to contact your Senator ...

    http://www.rlc.org/act-now-to-stop-the-business-destroying-internet-tax-urgent/
     
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  2. maxsnafu

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    I wonder how many Republicans will quietly vote for this?
     
  3. JC Refuge

    JC Refuge

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    Thanks. It is fixed now.
     
  4. evlbruce

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    I love how every time a politician says "level the playing field" it means destroying small businesses.
     
  5. FLIPPER 348

    FLIPPER 348 Happy Member

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    How is it a 'new' tax??
     
  6. Gundude

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    It's a tax businesses didn't have to pay before (i.e. "new"), on sales they make to customers in states in which the business has no presence (i.e. is not registered with tax authorities in that state).
     
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  7. JC Refuge

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    It's not a tax businesses pay ... it's a tax that consumers pay on their purchases. But the cost and liability of collecting and forwarding the tax falls on businesses. That means small businesses have to be fully cognizant of every type of tax in every state and every local government that taxes specific unique products.

    It's a huge new administrative cost for businesses that many small businesses are not going to be able to afford. And it's a tax that online consumers are not and have not paid in the past on their purchases, so yes--it's a new tax.

    So small businesses and consumers once again get the shaft.
     
  8. aircarver

    aircarver Ride Continues Silver Member

    Do the Democrats ever cease digging their hands in your pocket ? ... :steamed:

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  9. Ruble Noon

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    And the IRS is giving people anal exams over collection of sales tax.
     
  10. Gundude

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    They're not gonna be able to do this on their own. Are you worried that this could "somehow" become law?
     
  11. itstime

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    Another lie this administration has coming out. How much of this will it take for people to open their eyes?????
     
  12. JFrame

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  13. JC Refuge

    JC Refuge

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    A lot of Republicans are on-board with this. It's all about big business, big government, big political donations, big bucks all the way around ... coming ultimately out of your pockets.
     
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  14. JFrame

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    Wal-Mart is all-in on this proposed legislation -- the same folks who came out in support of Obamacare.

    Whatever you think of Wal-Mart as a commercial merchandise outlet -- their preferences on federal legislation clearly do not have the interests of the American people at heart.


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  15. JC Refuge

    JC Refuge

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    Amazon is all for it too because they have software ready to sell to businesses to manage this huge exercise in building the beast.
     
  16. aspartz

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    How is this not a tariff being charged by one state on goods coming from another state?

    ARS
     
  17. Skyhook

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    I'm far from trying to pose as a constitutional scholar (like Barack Hussein Obama :rofl:), but I find myself wondering; What the hell is the senate messing with tax levies for- isn't that one of the designated duties of the house?:dunno:
     
  18. HarlDane

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    Because this bill doesn't levy any taxes, it only helps State and local governments enforce their existing laws.
     
  19. Skyhook

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    Ah, that begins to make sense. Thanks.

    But, forgive my ignorance, ever since all of Obamacare was declared "a tax", I haven't quite got all of it in focus, yet.
     
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