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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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morna h. from Ocean City, MD writes:
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To the financial victor will go the spoils!!
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Lets keep the internet free.
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I'm doing less with less already, so should the government!
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Ron C. from Hartford City, IN writes:
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A national on-line sales tax will put thousands of small businesses out of business and increase operating costs in thousands more. This will only drive the cost of goods up thus screwing the US consumer!!
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Mary C. from Goldsmith, TX writes:
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We are Taxed Enough Already!