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Senate Passes Internet Sales Tax

You can't be serious Wrote: May 06, 2013 9:35 PM
Went to buy my wife a new car this past January. Decided against it. Why? Sales tax made it unaffordable.
traitorbill Wrote: May 06, 2013 9:51 PM
We need to figure a way of going on strike against the government.
psydoc Wrote: May 06, 2013 9:56 PM
If we could get only 20 to 30% of taxpayers to go on strike, it could make a huge impact. I joined a "Taxpayers on strike" movement in the late '70s...it got me over a year of criminal investigation by aunt IRS. :-(
psydoc Wrote: May 06, 2013 9:43 PM
Yep, here in Sickinois, the sales tax on a car, at least in Crook (Cook) county is 10.5%. The car I was going to buy was only 38K, but who the hell can afford to add another $3,990 on top of the purchase price?

I bought outside crook county a few years ago, and after about 18 months I got a bill from the county for the difference in what I paid in tax and what they charge in CROOK county. What a f'ng extortion scam.
traitorbill Wrote: May 06, 2013 9:51 PM
The only difference between the government and the mafia is size.
psydoc Wrote: May 06, 2013 9:54 PM
Harold15 Wrote: May 07, 2013 3:46 AM
There is another difference. The Mafia has a code of honor.

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...