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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."

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Mark C. from Oakley, CA writes:
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Are you kidding me? It's time you all go! With this bill it will kill small business and run even more companies out of Ca! Haven't you bled us enough? You continue to eat us alive while your man spends the rest on trips to Africa and Vacations totaling up to 100 million and you want to tax us more because we buy something online? Enough is enough! I will do everything I can to make sure you do not get voted back in in a legal manor as I know you and your Govt has snooped at my emails because of my party lines!!! Were all not the idiots you think we are but I as an American do not have nothing to hide but will this time around help to make sure you do not serve another term!
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Kenneth F. from Mercer, MO writes:
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no more taxes the next would be a federal sales tax on them
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this will not help matter of fact it will do more harm than anything. maine already taxes us for anything we order online or on tv (shopping networks and yes even on shipping and handling which i think is stupid).
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