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Internet Sales Tax – A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

aTheist Wrote: Jul 24, 2012 3:00 AM
Article-1, Section-9: No Tax or Duty shall be laid on Articles exported from any State. No Preference shall be given by any Regulation of Commerce or Revenue to the Ports of one State over those of another: nor shall Vessels bound to, or from, one State, be obliged to enter, clear, or pay Duties in another.
Corbett_ Wrote: Jul 24, 2012 2:18 PM
These two provisions of the Constitution do not really apply to sales taxes in states. They merely say that the Federal Government may not levy an export tax.
para_dimz Wrote: Jul 24, 2012 7:06 AM
Trashy words. We don't have a government that binds itself to laws it doesn't like. Besides, put two lawyers in a room with this law and on an hour they'll come out with a definition of the terms in it that would baffle God, Himself. Whatchagonnado?
para_dimz Wrote: Jul 24, 2012 7:06 AM
Trashy words. We don't have a government that binds itself to laws it doesn't like. Besides, put two lawyers in a room with this law and on an hour they'll come out with a definition of the terms in it that would baffle God, Himself. Whatchagonnado?
para_dimz Wrote: Jul 24, 2012 7:08 AM
P.S. Bob Barr is a former U.S. Representative from Georgia and not only did he fail to mention this, he probably never even had a clue of it. You expect better from Governors? Again, the upshot of that is that fealty to the constitution is something they make it their duty to avoid.
NHpatriot Wrote: Jul 24, 2012 8:30 AM
All the more reason to get back to the basic interpretation of the Constitution. I feel its time that people truly be informed how the government has distorted the laws in order to line their pockets and to buy votes.
Your taxes are about to be raised; and guess who’s behind it. Here’s a clue – it’s not the Democrats. Despite all the talk about reducing the size and scope of government during their campaigns, and railing against President Barack Obama’s proposed tax hikes, a number of Republican governors are advocating for a sales tax on Internet sales.

Last week, media outlets reported that several Republican governors are pushing an Internet sales tax on purchases from popular online retailers, including Amazon and eBay, in effort to shore up their state budgets. This effort is being led by New Jersey...