Saturday, August 18, 2012

Republicans pushing for Internet sales tax

This seems like a bad idea, both economically and politically, especially in a foundering economy right before an election.
Despite their lip service to cutting taxes, a handful of Republican senators are pushing for a sales tax on Internet purchases. Senator Mike Enzi of Wyoming has introduced the so-called Marketplace Fairness Act that would create a new national online tax that would take away more of our money and freedom. The Republican cosponsors of S. 1832 are Sens. Lamar Alexander, Roy Blunt, John Boozman, and Bob Corker. These Internet sales tax schemes are nothing new but greedy politicians seem more determined than ever to pass it this year.

There's a reason Republicans are known as the stupid party.

Oh, and anytime politicians start talking about "fairness," check your wallet.

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