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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
Corinne S. from Holt, MI writes:
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Government keep your filthy hands off our money as you are already gouging us for every dime you can. Soon you won't have any people paying taxes so that you can live like kings & queens while we scrape to just get along.
Apr 30th, 2013
Jeralee S. from Matthews, NC writes:
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I am sick of legislators doing everything they can come up with to increase taxes on the American public. You elitist people need to start considering the people you supposedly represent instead of seeking to usurp more and more of those people's diminishing assets.
Apr 30th, 2013
Someone from Minneapolis, MN signed.
Apr 30th, 2013
Someone from Brooklyn, MI writes:
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if you take a walk, I'll tax your feet...
Apr 30th, 2013
Someone from Brooklyn, MI writes:
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if you take a walk, I'll tax your feet...
Apr 30th, 2013
Bonnie D. from Scottsdale, AZ signed.
Apr 30th, 2013
Terri S. from Livingston, MT signed.
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Gwendolyn C. from Fallston, MD signed.
Apr 30th, 2013
Richard G. from Parker, CO signed.
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Vicki B. from Loveland, CO signed.
Apr 30th, 2013
Someone from Harned, KY writes:
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They take enough from us in taxes as it is!
Apr 30th, 2013
Kimberly C. from Raphine, VA signed.
Apr 30th, 2013
Benny V. from Yuma, AZ writes:
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We do not need anymore government control or intrusion into our lives!
Apr 30th, 2013
Someone from Warwick, GA writes:
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This is nothing more than another scheme to raise taxes.
Apr 30th, 2013
TIBOR F. from Banning, CA signed.
Apr 30th, 2013
Sylvia M. from Richfield, WI signed.
Apr 30th, 2013
Martha E. from Lone Oak, TX writes:
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Obama already got his tax increase, so no more taxes. Generating taxes from the internet will not help solve this countries problems. The problem is spending and giving away everything to people undeserving!
Apr 30th, 2013
Robert L V. from Gordon, GA signed.
Apr 30th, 2013
Someone from Lacrosse, WA writes:
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They take & take for the public "good" it only hurts us & th eeconomy. They get the benifits
Apr 30th, 2013
Betty B. from Bellefontaine, OH signed.
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Scott S. from Coshocton, OH signed.
Apr 30th, 2013
Someone from Naples, FL signed.
Apr 30th, 2013
C. Earle M. from Lost City, WV writes:
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Double Taxation. Most state fillings calculate catalog & phone ordering as % of income.
Apr 30th, 2013
Velinda M. from Monticello, UT writes:
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Please STOP legislation that would permit an across the board internet tax.
Apr 30th, 2013
Michael L. from Fredericksburg, VA writes:
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Politicians, lay awake at night just thinking of ways to tax us / take our money. There not going to be happy until we just send them our whole pay checks. I guess they need another raise.
Apr 30th, 2013
Ronald C. from Richmond, VA signed.
Apr 30th, 2013
Lynn L. from Loudon, TN writes:
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Politicians always do evil in the name of fairness. Bills seem to always do the opposite of their name as D.C. does their political doublespeak.
Apr 30th, 2013
Carl E. from Collierville, TN signed.
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Frank G. from Ligonier, PA signed.
Apr 30th, 2013
David M. from Grandville, MI signed.
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Bob H. from Preston, ID signed.
Apr 30th, 2013
Ronald C. from Montello, NV signed.
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Someone from Imperial Beach, CA signed.
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Someone from Grayslake, IL signed.
Apr 30th, 2013
Marianne R. from Covina, CA signed.
Apr 30th, 2013
Someone from Fullerton, CA signed.
Apr 30th, 2013
Someone from Woodinville, WA writes:
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Enough with the taxes. Please find a way to spend OUR money more wisely like all of us families have to do.
Apr 30th, 2013
Joseph H. from Elk Grove Village, IL signed.
Apr 30th, 2013
Bonnie K. from Helena, MT signed.
Apr 30th, 2013
Morris K. from Oakland, CA signed.