Friday, March 22, 2013

Jim DeMint: No Internet Taxation Without Representation

Jim DeMint: No Internet Taxation Without Representation

By JIM DEMINT - Our nation was born from the idea of "no taxation without representation"—that citizens should not be taxed by governments in which they have no political voice. Yet now lawmakers in Washington want to overturn that bedrock principle in order to extract more revenues from American consumers.

The Marketplace Fairness Act recently introduced in the Senate would require online retailers to collect and pay sales taxes to states where they have no physical presence or democratic recourse.
My Comment: I am disappointed that Senator Lamar Alexander is supporting this effort to tax internet sales. Among the reasons I oppose this act is (1) Taxation without representation, (2) Invasion of Privacy, (3) The burden that would be imposed on small businesses dealing with up to10,000 state, local and municipal tax jurisdictions nationwide, and (4) stifling a growing source of economic activity and growth.

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1 comment:

  1. Rod, the "say goodbye to Obamacare" Alexander also voted against defunding it. It's time we had a conservative Senator.

    Gene W