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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
Jun 4th, 2013
Max R. from New Rockford, ND signed.
Jun 4th, 2013
mel b. from Memphis, TN signed.
Jun 3rd, 2013
RANDY M. from Yuba City, CA writes:
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NO MORE TAXES OF ANY KIND.. WE ARE PAYING TAXES ON OUR TAXES NOW, A ONLINE SALES TAX WILL HURT OUR U.S.A. BUSINESSES AND WORLD TRADE..
Jun 2nd, 2013
Terena P. from Morrisville, NC signed.
Jun 1st, 2013
Someone from Williamsport, PA signed.
Jun 1st, 2013
Someone from Philadelphia, PA signed.
May 31st, 2013
GARRY C. from Cumming, GA signed.
May 31st, 2013
Michael C. from Gallatin, TN signed.
May 31st, 2013
Andy C. from Dallas, TX signed.
May 31st, 2013
Andy C. from Dallas, TX signed.
May 31st, 2013
Andy C. from Dallas, TX signed.
May 31st, 2013
Andy C. from Dallas, TX signed.
May 31st, 2013
James W. from Pulaski, VA writes:
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We are over taxed and then that tax money is just wasted by the thugs in Washington, D.C.
May 31st, 2013
Kenneth G. from Kirbyville, TX writes:
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It would be illegal per the U.S. Constitution-Art 1, Section 9, Para. 5, which is the law of the land.
May 30th, 2013
Anita K. from Las Vegas, NV signed.
May 30th, 2013
Brenda L. from Overland Park, KS signed.
May 30th, 2013
Ronald H. from Captain Cook, HI signed.
May 30th, 2013
David T. from Buffalo, NY signed.
May 30th, 2013
Kathy H. from Buffalo, TX writes:
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NO ONLINE SALES TAXES!!!!!
May 29th, 2013
Kathy H. from Buffalo, TX writes:
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NO ONLINE SALES TAX!!!!!!
May 29th, 2013
Todd J. from Moberly, MO signed.
May 28th, 2013
Someone from Tatum, TX signed.
May 28th, 2013
Someone from Tatum, TX signed.
May 28th, 2013
Someone from Tatum, TX signed.
May 28th, 2013
maria l. from Atascadero, CA signed.
May 28th, 2013
Richard A. from Hayward, CA signed.
May 26th, 2013
Ephraim M. from Pacific Beach, WA signed.
May 25th, 2013
Someone from Evans, GA signed.
May 25th, 2013
Larry E. E. from Liberty, MO signed.
May 24th, 2013
James C. from Winter Haven, FL writes:
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Don't even think about passing any state or federal sales tax (or 'fee', as you like to frequently spin it). Stay out of our net...and you won't get battered & fried.
May 24th, 2013
Randall J. from De Soto, MO signed.
May 24th, 2013
Someone from Millsboro, DE signed.
May 23rd, 2013
Carole B. from Stuart, FL signed.
May 23rd, 2013
Kenneth F. from Mercer, MO writes:
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anyone who has to pay any tax from another state should have the right to vote in any election in the said state
May 23rd, 2013
Bernadette B. from South Burlington, VT signed.
May 23rd, 2013
Someone from Katy, TX signed.
May 22nd, 2013
donna c. from Athens, GA signed.
May 22nd, 2013
Ken G. from Babylon, NY signed.
May 22nd, 2013
Lynn L. from Loudon, TN writes:
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If the article I read is accurate all three of you support this. Hope you like your tea.
May 22nd, 2013
Doug C. from Johnstown, CO signed.