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  1. Tigger

    Tigger GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    The Democrats also want this tax.

  2. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, 11 months ago

    @Tigger

    Amazon, by far the largest retail outfit on the internet, is now already charging the appropriate sales tax on goods that would be so taxable. Hey, nobody likes paying taxes (including myself), but such taxes are certainly just, and I am willing ot be so taxed. It is the cost of living in this truly great country, and so be it!! The only thing that I do not understand is exactly just what tax would the federal government use on goods sold over the internet?

  3. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    Republicans generally like sales taxes. They hit lower incomes harder than high incomes.
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    It’s good to remember that when Reagan was elected governor of California, one of the first things he did was to raise the sales tax from 4% to 5%, probably the highest tax increase in history.

  4. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    We don’t have a state sales tax, and this REPUBLICAN shot at “fair tax” through the internet has so many complex screwups for small, or LARGE businesses trying to sell on the internet, it’s a hilarious screwup only RepublicOns could come up with.

  5. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, 11 months ago

    I don’t believe the big advantage of Amazon etc. comes from better prices through lack of taxes, it comes from one-place-shopping for all you need. It’s basically the same as Walmart, only virtual. You don’t go to the grocer, the butcher, the baker anymore, you go to the super-market or convenience store. Only in high-traffic areas can you still find the traditional retailers. Recently the last true hardware store in Frankfurt/Germany closed and I was VERY upset because these guys knew what they were talking about. From now on it’s just shrugging of the shoulders in our equivalent of Home Depot…

  6. Atma

    Atma said, 11 months ago

    Internet sales tax will hit the smallest internet businesses the hardest. Big businesses like the idea (except for eBay which lives to promote small businesses) because it means less competition.

  7. echoraven

    echoraven said, 11 months ago

    @braindead08

    “Republicans generally like sales taxes.”
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    While Democrats generally like ALL taxes, the more the better.

  8. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    And republicans hate anything that will enhance government revenue.

  9. churchillwasright

    churchillwasright said, 11 months ago

    Democrats have never seen a tax they didn’t support.

    And ROBERT LANDERS, the only reason you already pay sales taxes on Amazon purchases in California is because they have a physical presence in the State (so-called “affiliates”). There are only 9 States where Amazon collects sales taxes.

  10. william sharpe

    william sharpe said, 11 months ago

    Why don’t we get honest about what this is..it’s just another 50 billion in taxes for our politicians to split up. Find some 50 billion in other taxes to cut and they will drop this idea like a hot potato!

  11. d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C and Martens Release

    d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C and Martens Release said, 11 months ago

    @churchillwasright

    But its the State of Florida Republicans who came up with the tax. How was this caused by the Democrats?

  12. churchillwasright

    churchillwasright said, 11 months ago

    @d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C and Martens Release

    That’s not true. I don’t know where you get your information.

    The Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013 was sponsored by Michael Enzy, Republican from Wyoming. It was co-sponsored by 6 Republicans (none from Florida), 22 Democrats (none from Florida) and 1 Independent (Maine).

    In Florida, Marco Rubio® voted against it; Bill Nelson (D) voted for it.

    It passed 63 to 30, with 7 abstaining. Breaking it down further, Republicans voted 15 Yes, 24 Nay, 5 Abstained; Democrats voted 46 yes, 5 Nay, 2 Abstained; the 2 Independents, who caucus with the Democrat Party, voted Yes.

    So out of a 100 Senators, you got 15 misguided Republican votes. This is considered Bi-Partisan.

    VoteSmart.org

  13. churchillwasright

    churchillwasright said, 11 months ago

    Edit: I’m missing a Nay vote in there somewhere, and I can’t figure out why. Maybe VoteSmart isn’t too smart.

  14. d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C and Martens Release

    d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C and Martens Release said, 11 months ago

    @churchillwasright

    I was talking about Florida’s Online Sales Tax, not the Federal Sales Tax. Proposed by the house passed by the senate, but died a wicked death in the hands of Rick Scott.

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