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House Hits Brakes on Internet
Tax Passed by Senate

Washington Examiner, by Susan Ferrechio

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Posted By:PChristopher, 5/7/2013 5:41:41 AM

The House was in no rush to take up an internet tax bill that senators approved Monday night. And even if the House takes up the issue, lawmakers said, it will be a bill very different from the Seante´s. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., said to expect “thoughtful” consideration in the House, which will involve committee debate and amendments. The version passed in the Senate by a 69-27 vote “has a long way to go,” Goodlatte said Monday.

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Thoughtful consideration in the House. Interesting. And all this time I thought that the Senate was supposed to be the ´thoughtful´, deliberative body. I guess that all went down the tubes when they rammed Obamacare down everybody´s throats.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: cake crumb, 5/7/2013 6:11:27 AM     (No. 9314075)



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Reply 2 - Posted by: cake crumb, 5/7/2013 6:14:09 AM     (No. 9314079)

Sorry about that, it´s the caffeine deficit.
I just wanted to say it was about time somebody tries being thoughtful. If you gave a Republican senator, remember how they voted!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Trigger2, 5/7/2013 6:54:56 AM     (No. 9314132)

This tax is nothing more than a money grab for the states who refuse to fix their own finances.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Country Boy, 5/7/2013 6:55:05 AM     (No. 9314133)

It´s a very counter productive tax, at this point in the economy.

What few fail to mention is that sales taxes are levied usually to help defer downstream government services, eg fire department, schools, traffic police, etc. Meaning that bricks and mortar retail put a strain on local economies. The concept of state and local sales tax help pay that.

An internet seller in TX places ZERO strain on my state or local government.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: jrtrhd, 5/7/2013 7:08:14 AM     (No. 9314150)

I have to ask, what about the Constitutional requirement for tax bills to originate in the house? This looks like a clear violation. Add that to the very idea of yet another ill thought out set of taxes and laws!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: TulsaTowner, 5/7/2013 7:19:36 AM     (No. 9314168)

Constitution? What´s that?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: thelmalou, 5/7/2013 7:35:39 AM     (No. 9314198)

Yeah, it better be thoughtful throw it in the trash.


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Reply 8 - Posted by: jerseyden, 5/7/2013 9:42:06 AM     (No. 9314393)

Why don´t these states have a meeting with some of states that don´t have a sales tax and see how they make ends meet. Del comes to mind. The American people know more taxes are not the answer.

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