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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
Dec 31st, 2012
Howard C. from Sequim, WA signed.
Dec 31st, 2012
Patrick K. from Sterling, CO signed.
Dec 31st, 2012
P G. from Tucson, AZ writes:
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We are Taxed Enough Already!! DC has a spending problem not a revenue problem. Taxing the internet and purchases anymore than they are now will only stifle business and stop people from buying online for convenience. Stop damaging the economy and start fixing it!!
Dec 29th, 2012
Dom R. from Eau Claire, WI signed.
Dec 27th, 2012
James St. Myer S. from Muncie, IN signed.
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Crystal B. from Wilmington, NC signed.
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anthony g. from Henry, TN signed.
Dec 22nd, 2012
Lorretta C. from Wellesley, MA signed.
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Joe E. from Powderly, TX signed.
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Martin F. from Zimmerman, MN signed.
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David H. from Lakeside, CA signed.
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earnest c. from Fort Myers, FL signed.
Dec 21st, 2012
Sylvia B. from Virginia Beach, VA signed.
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Ted W. from Largo, FL signed.
Dec 21st, 2012
Terry O. from Pacific Grove, CA signed.
Dec 21st, 2012
Star G. from Horse Shoe, NC signed.
Dec 21st, 2012
Louis N. from Columbiana, OH signed.
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Kathleen M. from Nokomis, FL signed.
Dec 21st, 2012
Someone from Idaho Falls, ID signed.
Dec 20th, 2012
Leonard R S. from Dallas, TX signed.
Dec 20th, 2012
christine c. from Gaithersburg, MD writes:
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We are taxed enough as it is. The internet is our last bastion of freedom from those that want to tax us for merely existing.
Dec 20th, 2012
Someone from Redmond, WA signed.
Dec 20th, 2012
Frank C. from Stamford, CT signed.
Dec 20th, 2012
Sylvia M. from Richfield, WI signed.
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Herb W. from Crescent City, CA signed.
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Russell B. from Missouri City, TX signed.
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Robert H. from League City, TX signed.
Dec 20th, 2012
Robert R P. from Sibley, LA signed.
Dec 20th, 2012
Jackie O. from Spokane, WA writes:
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INSTEAD OF A NEW INTERNET TAX LETS TRY A BALANCED BUDGET AND REFORM THE TAX SYSTEM. PLAIN AND SIMPLE. MAKE IT SO WE CAN FILE OUR INCOME TAX ON A POST CARD!
Dec 20th, 2012
Frank H. from Houston, TX signed.
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barbara e. from Littleton, CO signed.
Dec 20th, 2012
Dale M. from Pittsburgh, PA signed.
Dec 20th, 2012
Beverly J. from Orange, CA writes:
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We are taxed to death living and even after death . . . do not add any online sales tax.
Dec 20th, 2012
Someone from Conroe, TX signed.
Dec 20th, 2012
MARY LOU R. from Inverness, FL signed.
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Someone from Crandon, WI signed.
Dec 20th, 2012
Kay S. from Lima, OH signed.