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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 6th, 2013
James G. from Lake Zurich, IL signed.
May 5th, 2013
Frances G. from Sacramento, CA signed.
May 4th, 2013
Mary D. from East Peoria, IL signed.
May 4th, 2013
Marianne R. from Covina, CA signed.
May 4th, 2013
gary P. from Kailua Kona, HI writes:
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Too much Gov't in our lives now. No internet taxes!
May 3rd, 2013
Jason K. from Fenton, MO signed.
May 3rd, 2013
James M. from Marina, CA signed.
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Chuck A. from Sulphur, LA signed.
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Carl G. from Phoenix, AZ signed.
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Jon B. from Oroville, CA signed.
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Wayne A. from Belle Chasse, LA signed.
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MADRA B. from Tonto Basin, AZ signed.
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Vincent L. from Hicksville, NY signed.
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Gregory B. from San Antonio, TX signed.
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Someone from Bridgman, MI signed.
May 3rd, 2013
Marianne R. from Covina, CA signed.
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Linda B. from Mustang, OK signed.
May 2nd, 2013
Judith H. from Melbourne Beach, FL signed.
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Debra K. from Niceville, FL signed.
May 2nd, 2013
connie o. from Burbank, IL signed.
May 2nd, 2013
Dale E. from Blue Springs, MO signed.
May 2nd, 2013
Charles T. from Hixson, TN writes:
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If the Senators and Congressmen that votes for this tax wants to hurt small business owners, that is what this tax will do. DO NOT VOTE FOR THIS TAX.
May 2nd, 2013
Someone from Blairstown, NJ signed.
May 2nd, 2013
Sharon G. from Cabin John, MD signed.
May 2nd, 2013
Rickey O. from Springtown, TX signed.
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Jackie B. from Salt Lake City, UT signed.
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Someone from Birmingham, AL signed.
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Daniel B. from Elkhorn, NE signed.
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Someone from Confluence, PA signed.
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William K. from Saint Louis, MO signed.
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Gail D. from Westfield, MA signed.
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Brennan M. from Pasco, WA signed.
May 2nd, 2013
Brennan M. from Pasco, WA signed.
May 2nd, 2013
Someone from Tampa, FL writes:
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Nationwide online taxes will kill the small business market and the shipping companies that we use for transit. It will literally force me to close my doors. It is only going to reduce the flow of revenue in America. It will also be a HUGE time burden to file tax money in all 50 states, every month. Force us to collect tax for the state that we reside in only. FL customers pay FL sales tax. The economy can't take any more financial burdens in it's current state. Stop being money hungry. God, please bless America as this will put our country in more of a crisis state.
May 2nd, 2013
Linda W. from Manchester, TN signed.
May 1st, 2013
James R. from Fort Worth, TX signed.
May 1st, 2013
Glenn M. from Laredo, TX signed.
May 1st, 2013
Charlotte M. from Dayton, OH signed.
May 1st, 2013
Janet H. from Herndon, VA writes:
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When our country is already in a depression, adding Taxes to online purchases will make the difference between SALE or NO SALE, then who loses?
May 1st, 2013
Someone from Unadilla, NY signed.