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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
Vincent L. from Hicksville, NY signed.
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Pam P. from Trout, LA signed.
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Jesse G. from Siloam Springs, AR signed.
Apr 29th, 2013
DOLORES G. from Coppell, TX writes:
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I am retired, on a budget, am homebound and make many of my purchases on line. Livng on social security is hard enough and now you want to make it harder? I would be better off if I were an illegal immegrnt, get welfare, food stamps, free medical and a free phone!!!!!!!!
Apr 29th, 2013
KRAIG B. from Charles Town, WV writes:
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Making ends meet to live is difficult enough...no more unfair taxes!!!! Enough with double, triple, and more taxing of our hard earned money. The constitution guarantees us the fruits of our labors. stop this insanity now!!!
Apr 29th, 2013
KRAIG B. from Charles Town, WV writes:
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Making ends meet to live is difficult enough...no more unfair taxes!!!! Enough with double, triple, and more taxing of our hard earned money. The constitution guarantees us the fruits of our labors. stop this insanity now!!!
Apr 29th, 2013
Someone from Fountain Valley, CA signed.
Apr 29th, 2013
John W. from Norcross, GA writes:
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If passed, I KNOW I will hesitate to buy many discretionary items online. This is an unnecessary throttling of business country-wide! We need to increase sales, not stiffle them!
Apr 29th, 2013
Beverly J. from Orange, CA writes:
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Good Grief! Give us a break. Almost everything is taxed, including our electricity, gas to cook with, our telephones and it goes on and on. Learn how to economize like we have to do!!!!!
Apr 29th, 2013
KRAIG B. from Charles Town, WV writes:
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Making ends meet to live is difficult enough...no more unfair taxes!!!! Enough with double, triple, and more of our hard earned money. The constitution guarantees us the fruits of our labors. stop this insanity now!!!
Apr 29th, 2013
Someone from Wisconsin Rapids, WI writes:
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NO MORE TAXES PERIOD!
Apr 29th, 2013
Kathy H. from Buffalo, TX writes:
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OPPOSE ANY & ALL INTERNET SALES TAX!!!!!!
Apr 29th, 2013
Someone from Oak Ridge, TN signed.
Apr 29th, 2013
Kathy H. from Buffalo, TX writes:
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OPPOSE ANY & ALL INTERNET SALES TAX!!!!!!
Apr 29th, 2013
Don D. from Bayonne, NJ writes:
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Enough already with the damn taxes
Apr 29th, 2013
Kenneth K. from Helena, MT signed.
Apr 29th, 2013
Paul J. from Pleasant Prairie, WI writes:
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NO more TAXES of any kind and how about some spending cuts!!!!
Apr 29th, 2013
Someone from Angleton, TX writes:
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Enough taxes already!!
Apr 29th, 2013
Teresa C. from Katy, TX signed.
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Someone from Fairmont, WV signed.
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E. L. L. from Stevens, PA signed.
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RICHARD N. from Ridgefield, WA signed.
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Gary S. from Northampton, PA signed.
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Patricia P. from Sterling Heights, MI signed.
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Jackee A. from Randolph, NJ signed.
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William P. from Euless, TX signed.
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Donald W. from Southport, NC signed.
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Robert B. from Des Moines, IA signed.
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Thomas G. from Naples, FL signed.
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Robert B. from Des Moines, IA signed.
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Eric H. from Jordanville, NY writes:
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No!!!
Apr 29th, 2013
Holly S. from Stroudsburg, PA signed.
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Marcia N. from Stanwood, WA signed.
Apr 29th, 2013
Jesus L. from Tampa, FL writes:
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Such taxes will further damage the national economy. Follow Bush's tax cuts which are keepin the country from depression. The best way to lower the deficit is by entirely defund obamacare, stop giving aid to Egypt and other countries in the world, defund DHS, EPA and BATF. Thye are not needed. And also ban obama from making vacations.
Apr 29th, 2013
Lawrence C. from Sevierville, TN signed.
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Someone from Longville, LA writes:
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Your oath is to serve the people and protect the Constitution. If I do not do my job, I lose it..what about you!
Apr 29th, 2013
Robert B. from Columbia Cross Roads, PA signed.