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Tell Congress: Do Not Establish An Online Sales Tax!

Take Action with Conservative Action Alerts and tell lawmakers to oppose any and all bills or amendments to bills that would establish an online sales tax.

On Tuesday, December 4 2012 the National Defense Authorization Act was unanimously passed by the U.S. Senate, 98-0. It almost created an online sales tax.

The NDAA amendment that would've established an online sales tax was created by Sens. Dick Durbin (D-IL), Mike Enzi (R-WY), and Lamar Alexander (R-TN), which goes to show that this effort to expand taxes was a bipartisan effort.

In March of this year, Sen. Enzi also offered an amendment -- which passed, though carried no weight -- to the Continuing Resolution that would've mandated that businesses collect sales taxes online. The amendment was essentially a carbon copy of the Marketplace Fairness Act.

On Tuesday, April 23, the U.S. Senate is going to officially begin to take up the Marketplace Fairness Act, as it exists as a bill.

The MFA would hurt consumers and small businesses by expanding sales taxes to the internet: consumers and business will end up paying more, and businesses will also be forced to deal with as many as 9,600 tax zones and all the bureaucratic red-tape that goes with them. 

In 2012, then-Senator Jim DeMint called this effort "taxation without representation" -- he said:

"Our nation was born from the idea of 'no taxation without representation'—that citizens should not be taxed by governments in which they have no political voice. ... Such online sales tax proposals are taxation without representation. The proposed federal law tells businesses that there is no escape from the clutches of tax-hungry politicians. That concept is antithetical to our federalist system, which promotes competition among our states for the best economic policies."

Take Action with Conservative Action Alerts and tell lawmakers to oppose any and all bills or amendments to bills that would establish an online sales tax -- specifically the "Marketplace Fairness Act."

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May 1st, 2013
Bonnie K. from Helena, MT signed.
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Thomas A. from Havertown, PA writes:
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Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
May 1st, 2013
Anthony C. from New Kensington, PA writes:
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These tyrants will attempt to tax anything and anything they possibly can. God help America.
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Judith P. from Yakima, WA signed.
Apr 30th, 2013
Janice L. from Shawnee, KS writes:
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Please don't add another tax to the American people. Our money is being taken away from hard working people to feed a hungry machine. It is ours- we work hard to get it!
Apr 30th, 2013
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Bill M. from Tucson, AZ signed.
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Phyllis B. from Kettle Falls, WA writes:
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No more tax! Just cut spending.
Apr 30th, 2013
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judy S. from Burton, OH signed.
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George P. from Oroville, WA signed.
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Evelyn C. from Middleburg, FL writes:
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This bill puts small mom and pop businesses at a disadvantage and will have an adverse effect on our economy.
Apr 30th, 2013
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Ada H. from Kannapolis, NC signed.
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Someone from Mandan, ND writes:
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Taxation without representation. another violation of our constatutional rights
Apr 30th, 2013
Charles T. from Hixson, TN writes:
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I agree, if you sign yes on this bill, go ahead and change from Republican to Liberal DEMONCRATS. That includes my Senators from TENNESSEE.
Apr 30th, 2013
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