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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 29th, 2013
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Charles C. from Palmdale, CA signed.
Apr 29th, 2013
Doris H. from Streetsboro, OH writes:
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I urge that you being our elected officials, please work for us, the people who put you there! Thank you.
Apr 29th, 2013
Peggy C. from Mogadore, OH writes:
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VERY BAD IDEA!
Apr 29th, 2013
Lance M. from Newcastle, WY signed.
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Fred A. from Costa Mesa, CA signed.
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Richard O. from Bluefield, WV signed.
Apr 29th, 2013
Robert M. from Buford, GA writes:
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NO! TO MORE TAXES AND ESPECIALLY NO! NO! NO! O INTERNET TAXATION!!!
Apr 29th, 2013
Someone from Salina, OK signed.
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Someone from Lafayette, IN writes:
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There is no way for a business to keep track of all the taxing authorities and then to file sales tax returns for all of them. Also, the last thing we want is an online tax that goes to Washington. Just another way to tax the poor and middle class while claiming not to.
Apr 29th, 2013
Cyndi S. from Anchorage, AK writes:
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No tax for internet PLEASE
Apr 29th, 2013
Someone from Omaha, NE signed.
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Jeff W. from Eclectic, AL signed.
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Max R. from New Rockford, ND signed.
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Wayne D. from Dayton, OH signed.
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William O. from Roosevelt, MN signed.
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Phil P. from Greenwood, AR signed.
Apr 29th, 2013
Carol A. F. from Jordanville, NY writes:
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Just another way to rob us of our hard earned money. :(
Apr 29th, 2013
Karen R. from Oakley, CA signed.
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Donna S. from Pinole, CA signed.
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Roy B. from Douglasville, GA signed.
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Harvey S. from West Hills, CA signed.
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Gerald T. from Trinity, TX signed.
Apr 29th, 2013
Jane & George M. from Julian, PA writes:
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Let the market place work. Every time the Federal Government starts messing with things we the taxpayers suffer for it and ends up with very little left in our pockets, but more power in the politicians hands.
Apr 29th, 2013
Jimmie B. from Walla Walla, WA writes:
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Keep the internet free! No internet tax.
Apr 29th, 2013
Debra B. from Trumann, AR writes:
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Promise of no new taxes! Oh my, another lie... How much more do you actually thing the poor working class can stand???????????
Apr 29th, 2013
Alan T. from Amarillo, TX signed.
Apr 29th, 2013
James C. from Winter Haven, FL writes:
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Stop this Federal Government. They want to enable an illegal states' sales tax only to soon be followed up by a new Federal Sales Tax on top of the state tax!!!
Apr 29th, 2013
Robert B. from High Point, NC signed.
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Ned E. from Holland, NY signed.
Apr 29th, 2013
Dennis K. from Star Junction, PA writes:
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The people once again say no to this unfair tax and our corrupt ELECTED OFFICIALS say to hell with the people and just as all the new taxes under this administration pass another against the wishes of the people. Taxation without representation for rich corrupt politicans to steal more power and money!
Apr 29th, 2013
Someone from Venice, CA writes:
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Stop taxing us, enough already!
Apr 29th, 2013
Elaine B. from Grayslake, IL writes:
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What's going to happen when working class America just doesn't have anymore $$$$ to pay all those taxes? Oh wait,maybe this is how big Government wants it!!!
Apr 29th, 2013
George and Jeanne E. from Pfafftown, NC writes:
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Sanity MUST prevail! There are important things for you to be doing, like defending us and our country from dangers on and off our soil.
Apr 29th, 2013
FRED H. from Union Grove, WI writes:
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PLEASE NO NEW TAXES! OVER BURDENED ALREADY! JUST WASHINGTON TRYING TO TAKE MORE MONEY AWAY! ENOUGH IS ENOUGH ALREADY!!!
Apr 29th, 2013
Evelyn B. from Klamath Falls, OR writes:
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Oregonians have refused a sales tax already. If you support this you can kiss your career good bye!
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David & Joanna K. from Lancaster, KY signed.
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charles h. from Forest Hills, NY signed.
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Doug D. from Mohall, ND signed.