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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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Jan 4th, 2013
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Mack L. from Mountain View, AR writes:
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My votes went to who I thought would represent and work for me and like minded Americans , don't let us down!
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Jan 2nd, 2013
Leslie A. from Wellington, CO writes:
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I oppose taxing sales on the internet - we are already taxed enough! Why don't you try spending less instead of destroying small business with your taxes and over regulation.
Jan 1st, 2013
janice w. from Louisville, KY writes:
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It's just more money taken from us working stiffs so you can **** it away on crap and garbage no right minded person would pay for.
Jan 1st, 2013
Pam S. from Redding, CA signed.
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Raffaele C. from Killeen, TX writes:
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TAXED ENOUGH ALREADY; HOW MANY TIMES ARE YOU TAXING ME ????? ILLEGAL OBAMA , U.N. CONGRESS , STAY THE HELL AWAY FROM THE INTERNET; ENOUGH OF YOUR RETARDED AND CORRUPTED MENTALITY.
Jan 1st, 2013
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Dec 31st, 2012
Robert N. from Boynton Beach, FL signed.
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Thomas C. from Pomona, NY writes:
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We are taxed on the money when we earn it, we are taxed on the money when we spend it, we are taxed on the pittance of interest that our savings earns.WHEN WILL IT STOP?? TIME TO FIX THINGS, NOT TAX THEM EVEN MORE.
Dec 31st, 2012
Doug Q. from Heavener, OK signed.