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The Marketplace Fairness Act Will Support Small Businesses

Scott451 Wrote: Apr 29, 2013 8:31 PM
all of it!" Cough, bull!@#$, Cough. Computers are only as useful as the data that's put into them. How do I know that the computer I'm relying on is correct? It would be impossible for me to double check all of the data. If it's wrong, my butt's in a sling. There is another aspect to this that few seem to be considering. This bill makes my business in GA accountable to tax collectors (and the politicians who command them) in Ohio. Why is this a problem? Because I can vote in GA. I cannot vote in Ohio. At least some GA politicians are accountable to me and might actually listen to any complaints I may have. You think a politician in Ohio is going to give a rat's @$$ about my grievances? My point is, this sounds an awful lot like...
Scott451 Wrote: Apr 29, 2013 8:31 PM
taxation without representation. Which will probably be the grounds for the inevitable court challenge this thing will face.

Republicans in Ohio last week took an important step toward broad tax reform when the state House of Representatives approved an across-the-board reduction in the personal income tax. That tax cut, however, is contingent upon Congress passing legislation that will allow Ohio and other states to have online-only retailers remit state sales tax just like any other business does. The U.S. Senate is now poised to grant states this power via the aptly named Marketplace Fairness Act. This legislation levels the economic playing field by putting small businesses on the same footing as online-only outfits. Conservatives should embrace this needed reform.

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