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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."

Public Comments
Apr 30th, 2013
Craig W. from Trinity, NC writes:
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Will everybody commit that they will fight for alls it worth to have the RINO's who vote for the Internet sales Tax bill kicked out of office come 2014? I still am in shock that any supposedly conservative Republican would support this absurd tax. If all of us commit to educate people and make them aware of what these crooks are doing we can make a difference. I hope all of you will stand with me on this. Thanks, Craig Walser
Apr 30th, 2013
Rhonda E. from Orange, CA signed.
Apr 30th, 2013
Rory C. from Ypsilanti, MI signed.
Apr 30th, 2013
Stephen B. from Oakdale, NY signed.
Apr 30th, 2013
Someone from Dadeville, AL writes:
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The RINO's signing this tax increase should go ahead and change parties. They are just, Democrats . (Republicans in name only)
Apr 30th, 2013
JOSEPH M. from Hampton Falls, NH writes:
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JUST MORE GREED FOR TAXES FOR GIVE AWAY TOE SOCIAL CAUSES BECAUSE THEY HAVE RUN OUT OF MONEY
Apr 30th, 2013
Ferris B. from Shelton, WA signed.
Apr 30th, 2013
Lewey F. from Shelton, WA writes:
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NO Sales Tax!!
Apr 30th, 2013
Kelly A. from Lakewood, CA signed.
Apr 30th, 2013
Fernando H. from Kissimmee, FL writes:
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I have all I can do to keep eating with whats left of my meager income now. Still the communists in our Government want to take, and will take more as soon Obamacare kicks in, and now a tax on the only bargains poor folks can rely on through the Internet. If the end game of sustainable development is to depopulate the earth by killing us all slowly The Government of the U.S. has jumped off to a running start. Hopefully you will not join in the murder.
Apr 30th, 2013
ANGELA P. from New City, NY signed.
Apr 30th, 2013
JUNE R. from Scottsdale, AZ writes:
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do not enact an internet sales tax
Apr 30th, 2013
Margaret S. from Steilacoom, WA signed.
Apr 30th, 2013
charles c. from Foresthill, CA writes:
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Quit taxing us to death to pay for all your screwups
Apr 30th, 2013
Thomas D. from Carson, CA signed.
Apr 30th, 2013
G David C. from Shepherdstown, WV signed.
Apr 30th, 2013
David R. from Indiana, PA signed.
Apr 30th, 2013
Raymond b. from Houston, TX signed.
Apr 30th, 2013
Margaret S. from Shawnee, KS signed.
Apr 30th, 2013
Margie L. from Dayton, TX writes:
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IMPEACH OBAMA!
Apr 30th, 2013
Margie L. from Dayton, TX writes:
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IMPEACH OBAMA!
Apr 30th, 2013
marie d. from Lucas, OH signed.
Apr 30th, 2013
John C. from Half Moon Bay, CA signed.
Apr 30th, 2013
Jon C. from Wetumpka, AL signed.
Apr 30th, 2013
Jon C. from Wetumpka, AL signed.
Apr 30th, 2013
R.W. R. from Hoyt, KS signed.
Apr 30th, 2013
Sigifredo Z. from Palm Coast, FL signed.
Apr 30th, 2013
Clement J. from Palm Coast, FL writes:
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STOP THIS and SAVE THE MIDDLE CLASS!! PLEASE FOR THE SAKE OF AMERICA, NO MORE TAKING AWAY FROM OUR POCKETS!!
Apr 30th, 2013
Lynn L. from Loudon, TN writes:
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Stop mumbling and b.s.ing about fair. Government never makes anything fair. It is not fair to steal from one to give to another for any reason, not even for the children.
Apr 30th, 2013
Wayne D. from Melbourne, FL signed.
Apr 30th, 2013
Mrs WJ P. from West Chester, PA signed.
Apr 30th, 2013
David C. from Onalaska, WA signed.
Apr 30th, 2013
Terri C. from Simsboro, LA signed.
Apr 30th, 2013
Someone from Lima, OH signed.
Apr 30th, 2013
Shane K. from Great Falls, MT signed.
Apr 30th, 2013
John C. from Lost City, WV writes:
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Well said Sen. DeMint!
Apr 30th, 2013
Cynthia D. from Lancaster, CA signed.
Apr 30th, 2013
James C. from Cedar Grove, TN writes:
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Please do not add this Tax. We are paying to many taxes now and have less to show for it every day. Let the people vote on what they want and do not let the politicians continue to pass items that only puts more money in their pockets and creates another loop hole for them to not have to abide by the same laws. Enough is Enough!!!
Apr 30th, 2013
Someone from Joshua Tree, CA signed.
Apr 30th, 2013
Carolyn M. from Yucaipa, CA writes:
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Really