Slayer of the DP Newsbot
- Aug 27, 2005
- Reaction score
- Houston, TX
- Political Leaning
The halcyon days of tax-free Internet shopping will, if Rep. Bill Delahunt gets his way, soon be coming to an abrupt end.
Delahunt, a Massachusetts Democrat, introduced a bill on Thursday that would rewrite the ground rules for Internet and mail order sales by eliminating the option for many Americans to shop over the Internet without paying state sales taxes.
OK, so the states would like to raise more money by raising taxes. Here is the problem. I purchase tobacco from Illinois. I live in Texas. State taxes for Illinois would be taken to provide services for those who live there. I don't live in Illinois. Therefore, we have a huge problem. Actually, not a problem. Not only are Republicans going to give Delahunt the finger here, but enough Democrats will too.
Say goodbye to your bill, Congressman. It's going nowhere. Moreover, if I lived in your district, I would vote Republican this year, and give you the middle finger as well. Repeat after me - Taxation without representation. Or maybe US law will now allow me to vote in places that tax me. Which district in Illinois is Houston, Texas in now? :mrgreen:
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