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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 1st, 2013
Mark C. from Ashland, VA writes:
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The only way this is a 'good idea' is if you are trying to put an end to commerce. The only way this is a 'good idea' is if you want to decrease the public trough to ZERO. If that is what you WANT to accomplish? ...then go ahead and "make your day."
May 1st, 2013
Someone from Prescott, AZ writes:
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Many online sales involve individuals or very small businesses. This law would have a serious, negative impact on all of them.
May 1st, 2013
Someone from Adams, NY writes:
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This proposed tax would be an undue burden on small businesses to collect and file taxes to many states.
May 1st, 2013
Someone from Bryan, TX writes:
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For shame on Congress! Do we need the Boston tea party to occur again?
May 1st, 2013
Wendi W. from Brighton, MI signed.
May 1st, 2013
Jan H. from Newton Upper Falls, MA signed.
May 1st, 2013
DALE G. from Knoxville, TN signed.
May 1st, 2013
Debbie M. from Irmo, SC writes:
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This is taxation without representation!
May 1st, 2013
Shelton G. from Gatesville, TX signed.
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Mike M. from Twentynine Palms, CA signed.
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Patrick G. from Reno, NV signed.
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Cheryl W. from Brighton, CO signed.
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Max R. from New Rockford, ND signed.
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Margie H. from Brownsville, PA signed.
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DONALD C. from Punta Gorda, FL signed.
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Sylvan M. from Cedar City, UT signed.
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christine c. from Miami, FL signed.
May 1st, 2013
Raffaele C. from Killeen, TX writes:
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START HERE: STOP SPENDING ; STOP WASTING ; STOP GIVING and NO MORE TAXES
May 1st, 2013
Sharon D. from Seffner, FL signed.
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David S. from Cadillac, MI signed.
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Tina A. from Hardinsburg, KY signed.
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Jane G. from Cartersville, GA signed.
May 1st, 2013
Bettie M. from Eddyville, KY signed.
May 1st, 2013
Kenneth F. from Mercer, MO writes:
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this would be only the start to complete control of the internet
May 1st, 2013
William W. from Louisville, OH signed.
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Someone from Denver, CO signed.
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Someone from Catawba, VA signed.
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Ronald H. from Miamisburg, OH signed.
May 1st, 2013
kevin f. from Leslie, MI signed.
May 1st, 2013
larry t. from Mabank, TX writes:
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spending reduction, not taxation
May 1st, 2013
Phil H. from Columbus, OH signed.
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Marsha R. from Columbus, OH signed.
May 1st, 2013
Someone from Bradford, OH writes:
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there are more important issues facing our nation than a establishing a new sales tax. deal with what is vital, not the frivolous.
May 1st, 2013
Karen M. from Dillsburg, PA signed.
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Gerald T. from Trinity, TX signed.
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Bailey P. from Jackson, TN signed.
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Someone from Clearwater, FL signed.
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Kevin R. from San Diego, CA signed.
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Kevin R. from San Diego, CA signed.
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Genevieve L. from Ballston Spa, NY signed.