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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
May 22nd, 2013
Sharon B. from Macomb, MI signed.
May 21st, 2013
Barbara T. from Angwin, CA signed.
May 21st, 2013
James T. from Floresville, TX signed.
May 21st, 2013
Someone from Paragould, AR signed.
May 19th, 2013
Someone from Philadelphia, PA signed.
May 18th, 2013
Linda & Richard A. from Tatum, TX writes:
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Taxation without representation. Sounds like the Obamacare hidden taxes & fines with the IRS in control. Doesn't that make you feel great?
May 17th, 2013
Max R. from New Rockford, ND signed.
May 17th, 2013
Philip G. from Florence, AL signed.
May 17th, 2013
Michael D. from South Portland, ME signed.
May 16th, 2013
Larry P. from Deale, MD signed.
May 16th, 2013
Jeanette O. from Huntersville, NC signed.
May 16th, 2013
David T. from Novinger, MO writes:
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We are taxed to death already !
May 15th, 2013
Dale P. from Floresville, TX signed.
May 15th, 2013
John B. from Tacoma, WA signed.
May 14th, 2013
MARG M. from Ashburn, VA signed.
May 14th, 2013
eric c. from Spokane, WA writes:
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We do not need a marketplace fairness act, national sales tax, or whatever you want to call it. We pay enough taxes, if you need more revenue look elsewhere.
May 14th, 2013
steven a. from Lehighton, PA signed.
May 14th, 2013
Ron & Margaret F. from Omaha, AR signed.
May 14th, 2013
Donald O. from Bonita Springs, FL signed.
May 14th, 2013
Someone from Chesapeake, VA signed.
May 13th, 2013
Jeannie G. from Newton, TX writes:
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This is nothing but PURE GREED on the Politicians part to even SUGGEST such a TAX! We The People are TAXED ENOUGH ALREADY!!
May 13th, 2013
FRED L. from Salinas, CA signed.
May 13th, 2013
Arthur J D. from Henderson, NV signed.
May 13th, 2013
Todd S. from Sioux City, IA signed.
May 12th, 2013
Charles B. from Pulaski, TN signed.
May 11th, 2013
Someone from Fairfax Station, VA signed.
May 11th, 2013
Someone from Gulfport, MS signed.
May 10th, 2013
Someone from Saint Petersburg, FL writes:
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This is not a fairness act. This will hurt online sales. Online sales, most of them, have shipping and handling fees already. This is just another way to squeeze more and more money from people who have a little bit...and each time less and less.
May 10th, 2013
Merle D. from Monument, CO signed.
May 10th, 2013
Gerald P. from Kenner, LA signed.
May 10th, 2013
Kenneth F. from Mercer, MO writes:
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there is nothing fair about this bill just another tax ,, I would say it would be okay if all the money went to pay down the national debt and nothing else
May 10th, 2013
Someone from Ormond Beach, FL signed.
May 10th, 2013
Pete B. from Dallas, TX writes:
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To our Government: How much of my should I be allowed to keep? Vote NO
May 10th, 2013
Pete B. from Dallas, TX signed.
May 10th, 2013
John L. S. from Deer Park, WA signed.
May 9th, 2013
Someone from Birchwood, TN signed.
May 9th, 2013
Paul Y. from Riverside, CA writes:
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Another really great enterprise-annihilating idea, sponsored by the folks who do it best.
May 9th, 2013
Lisa G. from Goldendale, WA signed.
May 9th, 2013
Margaret A. from Beverly Hills, FL writes:
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Endorsing the Fairness Act is anything but fair. Governments, city, state and federal, need to manage their monies better, not ask people and businesses for more. this bill will destroy more businesses and jobs; just what this administration is aiming to do - Attack from within.
May 9th, 2013
Monty B. from Wisconsin Dells, WI signed.