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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
Helene W. from Hudson, NH signed.
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Wade C. from Livingston, TX signed.
Apr 29th, 2013
Someone from New York, NY writes:
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This will make it impossible for small businesses and individuals to do business over the internet
Apr 29th, 2013
Frances V. from Rockford, IL signed.
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Robert M. from Gilbertsville, PA signed.
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Bill H. from Lexington, KY signed.
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Phyllis K. from Englishtown, NJ signed.
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Frank J. from Upton, MA signed.
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Someone from Baltimore, MD writes:
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We have been taxed on everything and anything that does or doesn't move. We are being taxed on rain. This is the tipping point enough is enough cut your spending
Apr 29th, 2013
Donald Y. from San Diego, CA writes:
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There is nothing FAIR about this. It is just more of the same, the crooks in Washington trying to confiscate more moeny from the people.
Apr 29th, 2013
Pam S. from Redding, CA signed.
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Sylvia M. from Richfield, WI signed.
Apr 29th, 2013
Bernadette P. from Scottsdale, AZ writes:
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Large companies like Amazon would love to see their competition have to shut down. It is the small businesses that this bill will negatively affect most. There is nothing fair about this bill.
Apr 29th, 2013
Wallace L. from Oxford, MI signed.
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kay w. from Easley, SC writes:
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The corruptness in Congress continues.
Apr 29th, 2013
Mike C. from New Plymouth, ID signed.
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Mary S. from Costa Mesa, CA signed.
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Charles H. from Ooltewah, TN signed.
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Someone from Chester, VA signed.
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James S. from Muncie, IN writes:
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You tax so much and do so little for the people who pay your salary!!!!
Apr 29th, 2013
Glenda S. from Julian, NC signed.
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Max M. from Bolivar, MO writes:
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NO ON LINE TAX!!!
Apr 29th, 2013
MARG M. from Ashburn, VA signed.
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William M. from Lincoln, AR signed.
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francisca g. from Deering, ND signed.
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Randall M. from Jeffersonville, IN signed.
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Valerie C. from Troy, MT signed.
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Rickey O. from Springtown, TX signed.
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Al P. from Escondido, CA signed.
Apr 29th, 2013
WESLEY H. from Napa, CA writes:
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quit trying to destroy our economy
Apr 29th, 2013
Jeffrey T. from Milbridge, ME writes:
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King Obama has already raised taxes!! Why add more taxes on top of what we already have been saddled with?? Our economy is in the gutter now as it is! Adding these new twxes will just rurn people off from purchasing items online!!. We dont need more taxes just so King Obama and his family and mother in law can jet set around the USA at taxpayers expense!! Why not cutthe frivilous spending going on in DC!! Like how fish feelings impact ademocrats and a whole other bunch of IDIOTIC SPENDING!! Also stop giving OUR FRIGGING ENEMIES PLANES AND TANKS!!! THEY SHOULD GO TO ISRAEIL NOT EGYPT!! Which is a terrorist run nation!! Also stop giving millions to all those other muslim extremist goverments!! When US citizens could use the money!! Stop supporting people like the Boston bombing brothers!! Im sure their were true americans who could have used that money!! Instead the President paid for terrorist training!! Hes sympathetic to the Muslim extremist Jihadis!!
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GEORGE K. from Melbourne Beach, FL signed.