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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
Jan 16th, 2013
laurance k. from Sumter, SC signed.
Jan 16th, 2013
Someone from Monterey, CA writes:
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There are sufficient taxes to support three Nations. Unfortunately, Congress is not doing the job that our Constitution put forth. As a body politic, the majority of Americans do not endorse the accomplishments of this Congress. Why make i t worse? America needs growth and entrepreneurs and taxes are counterproductive to these capitalistic enterprises.
Jan 16th, 2013
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Carl S. from Las Cruces, NM signed.
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Herbert W. from Crescent City, CA signed.
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Mike B. from West Lafayette, IN writes:
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The American people are struggling to survive with an already poor economy,no more taxes,stop the spending now!
Jan 16th, 2013
Benton B. from Frederick, SD signed.
Jan 15th, 2013
Robert B. from Clarkston, MI signed.
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Khahae S. from Portland, OR signed.
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Kirk H. from Allen, TX signed.
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Someone from Monroe, LA signed.
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jo s. from Sublimity, OR writes:
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Enough taxes
Jan 14th, 2013
Mary M. from Marshalltown, IA signed.
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Robert G. from Jacksonville, NC signed.
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Shirley Ann M. from Lilburn, GA signed.
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Dale M. from Madison, WI signed.
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Gary H. from Athens, AL signed.
Jan 14th, 2013
Kyrie F. from Van Lear, KY writes:
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I am disabled and the only way I can make money without SSI is via internet sales. I don't need all this tax BS on it
Jan 14th, 2013
Ray C. from Columbus, MS writes:
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No sales tax on the internet online sales.
Jan 13th, 2013
James M. from Hampstead, NC signed.
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Paula D. from Roanoke, VA signed.
Jan 13th, 2013
Someone from Winters, CA writes:
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CONGRESS, DO THE JOB YOU WERE VOTED IN TO DO. ELECTION IS COMING AROUND AGAIN.
Jan 13th, 2013
william v. from Deland, FL signed.
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Matthew C. from Chesapeake, VA signed.
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Lois P. from Phoenix, AZ signed.
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Someone from Mahaffey, PA signed.
Jan 12th, 2013
Kenneth N. from Pensacola, FL writes:
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Use your heads, limiting economic activity is stupid!!!