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Why Are Democrats Trying To Take Away Internet Tax Free Shopping?

SadaamLiedPeopleDied asked:


http://tech.msn.com/news/articlecnet.aspx?cp-documentid=4934799&GT1=10036

The era of tax-free e-mail, Internet shopping and broadband connections could end this fall, if recent proposals in the U.S. Congress prove successful.

State and local governments resumed a push to lobby Congress for far-reaching changes on two different fronts: gaining the ability to impose sales taxes on Net shopping, and being able to levy new monthly taxes on DSL and other connections. One senator is even predicting taxes on e-mail.

At the moment, states and municipalities are frequently barred by federal law from collecting both access and sales taxes. But they’re hoping that their new lobbying effort, coordinated by groups including the National Governors Association, will pay off by permitting them to collect billions of dollars in new revenue by next year.
“But with Democrats now in control of both chambers of Congress, the political dynamic appears to have shifted in favor of the pro-tax advocates and their allies on Capitol Hill. The NetChoice coalition, which counts as members eBay, Yahoo and the Electronic Retailing Association and opposes the sales tax plan, fears that the partisan shift will spell trouble.”
cwstuff: just because the article attributes it to a republican doesn’t mean it would have EVER passed in a republican controlled congress.

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5 Responses to “Why Are Democrats Trying To Take Away Internet Tax Free Shopping?”

  1. TD on June 30th, 2009 7:45 pm

    Because they are tax and spend

  2. walterdisney on July 6th, 2009 11:50 am

    Liberals don’t seem to understand that more taxes do not equate into more income. If you tax more people curb that activity. Example, If they start charging for emails, I stop sending emails.

  3. bs b on July 16th, 2009 9:03 am

    10 years ago you bought only in the store and paid sales tax. The tax went to the govt to help pay for things etc….. Now you buy things on the net and you don’t pay sales tax…now the state is losing money from all those sales in which they used to make money. Simple economics would say either you raise sales tax on counter purchases or you inact a sales tax for purchases on the net. That money has to be replaced… you are talking about millions if not billions of dollars lost from net purchases.

  4. pegasus on July 19th, 2009 2:48 pm

    they need the revenue.

  5. honeybeejim on July 22nd, 2009 2:42 pm

    Libs. need tax,es for there many social programs, thats there power