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Senate overwhelmingly backs states´
collection of online sales tax

The Hill [Washington, DC], by Ramsey Cox & Vicki Needham

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 3/22/2013 9:22:04 PM

The Senate on Friday overwhelmingly approved an amendment empowering states to collect taxes for online sales, delivering a huge victory to lawmakers and stakeholders who have devoted more than two years to the effort. Sens. Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) watched their amendment sail through the upper chamber on a 75-24 vote, confirming their hunch that their legislation has the support needed to pass outside the budget process. The Senate accepted Durbin´s amendment by voice vote after his Enzi´s modifications were approved. The lawmakers have been seeking a vote on their

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Who knew that "People who order items online from another state are supposed to declare the purchases on their tax forms, but few do." I sure have never heard of that!

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Nimby, 3/22/2013 9:31:14 PM     (No. 9239387)

2014!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Patchy groundfog, 3/22/2013 9:34:38 PM     (No. 9239394)

In other news, the Sheriff of Nottingham has repledged his loyalty to Bad King John.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Nimby, 3/22/2013 9:37:52 PM     (No. 9239399)

Which ever way lets s@rew taxpayers! And 75 of the jerks probably use gummint-based tax exemptions on their purchases!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: MisterDickens, 3/22/2013 9:41:58 PM     (No. 9239405)

No amount of money to buy votes is ever enough for this den of thieves. It will be interesting to see how many rinos there are in the House on this one.

"Yes, Mr. TaxPayer, I realize we are now getting more than you are from your blood and sweat but we need just a little more."

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Salt5792, 3/22/2013 9:46:56 PM     (No. 9239406)

Just what the country needs--more taxes. /s

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Reply 6 - Posted by: nonsense, 3/22/2013 10:04:31 PM     (No. 9239430)

More taxes in the middle of the 2nd Great Depression. Sounds like just about every congresscritter crossed the aisle to vote with the tax and spend Demonrats.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: mutant geezer, 3/22/2013 10:28:51 PM     (No. 9239449)

I have switched by business to cash only and do not accept checks or credit cards. The customers don´t mind and over the past year, more than a few of my customers have instituted the same policy. The move to a cash economy is building.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: jimK1, 3/22/2013 10:36:00 PM     (No. 9239458)

Just wait until the Fed declares real money null and void and only electronic money will be honored.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: oh-heck, 3/22/2013 10:59:50 PM     (No. 9239488)

Sounds like some 20 RINO Senators need to hear from the people. Anyone know who they are?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: montanabound, 3/22/2013 11:14:28 PM     (No. 9239495)

Max Baucus, the dem chairman of the Finance Committee, is from Montana, a state that does not have a sales tax. However, all the Montana businesses that ship to people out of state will have to collect taxes for other states. His constituents will not be pleased. Good.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Hammock, 3/22/2013 11:56:59 PM     (No. 9239533)

Well I´m ready to go back to mail-order.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: veritas, 3/23/2013 12:06:40 AM     (No. 9239542)

Fence rails? Check.

Chicken feathers? Check.

Pitchforks? Check....

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Rinktum, 3/23/2013 4:53:18 AM     (No. 9239621)

It is way past time to call our esteemed political ruling class thieves. We need term limits, the laws they pass should apply equally to them, and an audit of each of their offices should be completed. They have destroyed this country with their greed. It is time for them to stand accountable for the stewardship of our money.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: mamafrog, 3/23/2013 8:06:10 AM     (No. 9239783)

Internet sales were given this advantage when the internet was young. I am not going to enjoy paying the tax, but it is time for the advantage of internet sellers to disappear. Small businesses should be able to compete on a level playing field.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: VeteranAmerican, 3/23/2013 8:31:20 AM     (No. 9239843)

Dickie Durban is a complete putz. Don´t get between him and a camera.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 3/23/2013 10:11:32 AM     (No. 9240013)

Small business is never going to see that ´level playing field´. I buy most of what I need in area stores- big and small. This applies in all cases to any large purchase. The sanctimonious among us would lie and say they never darkened the door of local Walmart but even they realize that the level playing field will never exist when one store buys inventory by the trainload and the other by the small truckload-which is great for the consumer. The small owner has to compete by improving his service and those that do get a sizeable portion of my disposable income- such as it is thanks to Durbin and his ilk. If I were choosing who should get the tax breaks, I´ll choose me and my family . Call me old-fasioned but all the laws in the world are not going to dictate where I shop.

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