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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 7th, 2013
richard b. from Nottingham, NH signed.
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Patrick H. from Washington, IA signed.
May 7th, 2013
Don C. from Palm Desert, CA signed.
May 7th, 2013
Larry K. from Warsaw, IN writes:
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This is taxation with representation. Unfortunately, our senators don't represent us (We The People), only their favorite special interests groups. Vote them ALL out!!!!
May 7th, 2013
Margaret S. from Shawnee, KS signed.
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Robert A. from Charlotte, NC signed.
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Allen L. from Boyne City, MI signed.
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Mr/Mrs. A. from Hawthorne, CA signed.
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Kris S. from Sparks, NV signed.
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Marilyn S. from Harpswell, ME writes:
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there are too many home-based businesses that would go under if you saddled them with the requirements to collect tax from ALL their internet sales.
May 7th, 2013
Someone from Murrieta, CA signed.
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Someone from Raeford, NC signed.
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Thomas J. from Arnaudville, LA signed.
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Karen W. from Salvisa, KY signed.
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Sherry M. from Orange Park, FL signed.
May 6th, 2013
Aaron A. from Burley, ID signed.
May 6th, 2013
Wes W. from Phoenix, AZ writes:
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DC is becoming a booming economy while the rest of the country struggles under it's regulations. We're taxed enough already!
May 6th, 2013
Michael G. from Fort Pierce, FL writes:
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Taxation Without Representation!
May 6th, 2013
Someone from Fairfax Station, VA signed.
May 6th, 2013
Bernard F. from Merlin, OR writes:
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The power to tax is the power to destroy. How dare you destroy the freedom of the internet.
May 6th, 2013
Someone from Chandler, AZ writes:
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McCain and Flake - Just as you have ignored all of my other inquires, you will do so on this one as well; I'm sure of it.
May 6th, 2013
Daniel B. from Lehi, UT writes:
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Only the big established corporations benefit from this bill becoming law. Small businesses will be CRUSHED out of existence by being forced to calculate over 10,000 sales taxes. e-Commerce software that can do this does not exist - nor will it be easy to do or affordable.
May 6th, 2013
Mary C. from Goldsmith, TX signed.
May 6th, 2013
Ron C. from Hartford City, IN writes:
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Senator - if you vote FOR this bill it proves that you are on the take from big business and NOT listening to your constituants!!!
May 6th, 2013
Dave M. from Easton, PA signed.
May 6th, 2013
Sandra B. from Marietta, GA writes:
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Only excuse I've heard fails: This will not help the brick and mortar stores - no matter how they paint it.
May 6th, 2013
Someone from Phoenix, AZ signed.
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Ray S. from Fredericksburg, TX signed.
May 6th, 2013
Someone from Willard, NC writes:
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This is a sure way to finish 'tanking' the US economy. We WILL limit our consumption, severely, if this passes, and all will do without as a result.
May 6th, 2013
Robert W. from Peru, IN writes:
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No Taxation without Representation.
May 6th, 2013
Larry G. from Princeton, KY signed.
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Susien S. from Grantham, NH signed.
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andy f. from Panama City, FL signed.
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