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Senate Passes Internet Sales Tax

Colleen63 Wrote: May 07, 2013 11:54 AM
WTH???? I'm getting tired of contacting my members of Congress to tell them how to do their jobs, serving the American public, and not their own dang agendas.

The so-called "Marketplace Fairness Act" passed the Senate today on a 69-27 vote, meaning that businesses with more than $1 million in sales will be subjected to tax collection laws no matter where they're located in the United States. The bill would give state governments the blessing to collect tax on retailers across state lines.

Andrew Moylan of the R Street Institute ran down some of the major problems with the bill and detailed some of the straw men arguments used by the tax legislation's proponents:

MFA would close a tax “loophole” - Supporters often say that...