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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 9th, 2013
George P. from Oroville, WA signed.
May 8th, 2013
Noelle L. from Sequim, WA signed.
May 8th, 2013
david t. from Buffalo, NY signed.
May 8th, 2013
Martha E. from Lone Oak, TX writes:
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Just goes to show how greedy the federal and state governments have become. If this passes the house, I hope people will just stop buying off the internet. I know that I will.
May 8th, 2013
Michael S. from San Diego, CA signed.
May 8th, 2013
Earl C P. from Mount Vernon, OR signed.
May 8th, 2013
Gary C. from Layton, UT signed.
May 8th, 2013
Justin G. from American Fork, UT signed.
May 8th, 2013
Justin G. from American Fork, UT signed.
May 8th, 2013
Russell M. from Rego Park, NY writes:
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The power to tax is the power to destroy. Don't destroy my livelihood. Keep the internet Free!
May 8th, 2013
Frank M. from Warwick, GA writes:
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This is only the beginning. Why do you think the Obummer administration is all for this?
May 8th, 2013
Warren L. from Fairmont, WV signed.
May 8th, 2013
Deb H. from Fort Scott, KS writes:
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Vote NO!
May 8th, 2013
Amanda J. from Lahaina, HI writes:
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This taxation without representation! DO NOT PASS THIS!
May 8th, 2013
Charles P. from Clarkesville, GA signed.
May 8th, 2013
Elmo and Lisa T. from San Jacinto, CA writes:
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We're mad as hell, and we're not going to take it anymore!
May 8th, 2013
Someone from Alamogordo, NM signed.
May 8th, 2013
Linda C. from South Hadley, MA writes:
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No taxation, without representation.
May 8th, 2013
Elizabeth R. from Cleveland, OH signed.
May 8th, 2013
Jesse S. from Hattiesburg, MS signed.
May 7th, 2013
Norbert G. from La Mesa, NM signed.
May 7th, 2013
Edward W. from Malo, WA signed.
May 7th, 2013
Someone from Deer River, MN writes:
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As an employer of 10+ people with a mail order business that ships nationally, we would be greatly affected negatively by this disaster of yet another tax. Please show that you are listening and responding to "We the People" and oppose any and all bills or amendments to bills that would establish an online sales tax, particularly the so-called "Marketplace Fairness Act."
May 7th, 2013
Someone from Raeford, NC signed.
May 7th, 2013
Someone from Sandy, UT writes:
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This is a classic case of opposition to change. There is no such thing as a level playing field. Technology has changed the playing field and it is up to us to adapt to that playing field. The dinosaur did not adapt to its new environment and went extinct. Is that what you want for us? The next think you know the federal government will collect all sales tax and redistribute it to the cities and states so that the retailer does not have to deal so many entities. When that happens the cities and states will only receive a portion of the total sales tax for purchases within their area and the federal government will retain the lion's share. Why do you think Mr. Obama supports this ludicrous proposal?
May 7th, 2013
larry r. from Greenwood, IN signed.
May 7th, 2013
B C C. from Nacogdoches, TX writes:
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STOP trying to steal our money.
May 7th, 2013
Chris C. from Eugene, MO writes:
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This is not about fairness, its about more money for Washington. Remember Repubicans "No New Taxes!"
May 7th, 2013
Terry W. from Aurora, MO signed.
May 7th, 2013
dan D. from Wasilla, AK signed.
May 7th, 2013
Someone from Lancaster, PA signed.
May 7th, 2013
Someone from Yellville, AR signed.
May 7th, 2013
Thomas M. from Grand Forks, ND signed.
May 7th, 2013
RICHARD O. from Palmdale, CA signed.
May 7th, 2013
William R. from Truth Or Consequences, NM writes:
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It amazes me of the reality of stealing money from "We the people". Why doesn't it enrage the citizens of this country? Taxes were to used for the benefit of "We the people", not for the benefits of politicians and their hoards. It is indeed taxation without representation!!! The politicians spend much effort finding different ways of stealing "We the peoples" money. Recklessly printing FRNs reduces the buying power of that which the politicians haven't stolen. Prices on goods and services has not risen only the value of the once "solid as a dollar" has fallen.
May 7th, 2013
francisca g. from Deering, ND signed.
May 7th, 2013
Someone from Hoisington, KS signed.
May 7th, 2013
James F. from Bel Air, MD signed.
May 7th, 2013
Rob K. from Fort Gratiot, MI writes:
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This tax is fair to no one, it hurts all business. Brick and mortar business have just as much chance to sell products as just "on-line" business. People don't go on-line t save tax they go there because local brick and mortar don't have the products they want. The only one that "looses" not collecting tax is the state. If you force business to start paying tax for the fifty states will be a burden on them and may just force them to shut their doors. This is not a good tax ... don't vote for it.
May 7th, 2013
Phyllis A. from Punta Gorda, FL signed.