U.S. Democrats Push for Internet Sales Taxes

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xigageshi

It's not as if geeks are the sole users of online shopping. when you buy anything from any store you pay sales tax, like was said before, sales tax isn't new, we're used to this.

 sure they need to manage better, but the fact is that we need police, roads, teachers and everything else taxes pay for a hell of lot more than we need to save 5-11% sales tax on the next item we buy at think geek.

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camillus_mmi

How about young voters voting the Democrats out of office this November?  What's it going to take to admit you made a serious mistake electing the present regime in Washington.  What's it going to take?

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BPrince6

No chance of being able to directly blame Bush or Sarah Palin on this one, it will fall upon the democrats. So with that said, it stands a good chance of being purposely ignored by DIGG , DailyKos, HuffingtonPost, ect ect

God knows we can't report anything that makes the left wing agenda look bad. We leave that up to Fox News and then get pissed off when they do, because it's clearly only newsworthy if it makes conservatives look bad, but never the other way around. "HOW DARE THEY REPORT THAT !?!?"

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999

It seems as if a large number of the posters here are not actually reading what the article says. This isn't money that will go to the federal gov't & pay for more bailouts or for the national debt, at least directly. Right now the majority of states are in debt. Salaries & benefits are being cut for state employees. People are being laid off. Emergency funds are being raided. College tuitions are rising (more than usual). 

 There is a $55 billion gap between what the 50 states have & what they will owe next year. Of course the National Conference of State Legislatures would be happy about this proposal. The federal gov't's benefit from this bill's passing would be sizeable, too. A tremendous amount of the stimulus spending went to state & local gov'ts to do things like improve roads (the road I live on was repaved; new, needed traffic lights are going up at 2 nearby intersections) & keep employees. 

 I'm not taking issue with the comments about general governmental profligacy, though. Many states are in debt because they weren't willing to rein in spending but were eager to devise clever ways of convincing themselves that they could afford whatever the voters wanted. 

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dstevens

welcome to modern money mechanics.

In todays society there is not a single means by which we can get ourselves out of debt.

Money is debt.

the bigger the population, the bigger the united states has of a LOAN out from the "federal" reserve.

the bigger the loan out from the federal reserve, the more interest there is on the principal.

now if the money is loaned at 100% value, and the interest for the US to pay back the loan to the "federal" reserve is 6% where does that additional % come from?

nowhere. because the money dosent exist. and for the private owners of the federal reserve and its controlling interest, thats absolutely perfect.

all taxation does is leave less actual money in the spendable money supply for the lower and middle classes (go check who is the heaviest taxed income group in the nation... and then go get pissed when you find out that non american americans - immigrants, and the like - dont get taxed on thier wages)

there was a solution, back in the mid 1700's: the american greenback

but that was not acceptable to the banking industries of europe and thier counterparts here in america.

 

I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our
liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow
private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by
inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow
up around [the banks] will deprive the people of all property until
their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers
conquered. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored
to the people, to whom it properly belongs.
Thomas Jefferson, (Attributed)
3rd president of US (1743 - 1826)
 

Excerpt from President Rosevelt's January 11, 1944 message to the Congress of the United States on the State of the Union:


It is our duty now to begin
to lay the plans and determine the strategy for the winning of a lasting
peace and the establishment of an American standard of living higher
than ever before known. We cannot be content, no matter how high that
general standard of living may be, if some fraction of our
people—whether it be one-third or one-fifth or one-tenth—is ill-fed,
ill-clothed, ill-housed, and insecure.

This Republic had its beginning, and grew to its present strength,
under the protection of certain inalienable political rights—among them
the right of free speech, free press, free worship, trial by jury,
freedom from unreasonable searches and seizures. They were our rights to
life and liberty.

As our nation has grown in size and stature, however—as our
industrial economy expanded—these political rights proved inadequate to
assure us equality in the pursuit of happiness.

We have come to a clear realization of the fact that true individual
freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence.
“Necessitous men are not free men.” People who are hungry and out of a job are the stuff of which dictatorships are made.

In our day these economic truths have become accepted as
self-evident. We have accepted, so to speak, a second Bill of Rights
under which a new basis of security and prosperity can be established
for all—regardless of station, race, or creed.

Among these are:

The right to a useful and remunerative job in the industries or shops or farms or mines of the nation;

The right to earn enough to provide adequate food and clothing and recreation;

The right of every farmer to raise and sell his products at a return which will give him and his family a decent living;

The right of every businessman, large and small, to trade in an
atmosphere of freedom from unfair competition and domination by
monopolies at home or abroad;

The right of every family to a decent home;

The right to adequate medical care and the opportunity to achieve and enjoy good health;

The right to adequate protection from the economic fears of old age, sickness, accident, and unemployment;

The right to a good education.

All of these rights spell security. And after this war
is won we must be prepared to move forward, in the implementation of
these rights, to new goals of human happiness and well-being.

For unless there is security here at home there cannot be lasting peace in the world.

 

 

 think for yourselves about whats happening to our nation if not to our world. thers people pulling strings for thier personal gain and they dont give a fart about you me or your loved ones.

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peconic

See my statistical analysis here: http://thenakeddollar.blogspot.com/2010/07/wide-world-of-taxes_01.html

 

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JohnP

 Sex, you dolt!

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TechMan2525

I'm going to try this again, treat it like a fire where the source of the flames is what needs to be addressed. Stop the source of the flames, and the fire goes out. Stop the greed and misapropiations of funds, and there won't be any need to find another source to fill their piggy banks. I asure you my friends, the greed and corruption is the real focus here, stop that bull crap, and we can enjoy things without it costing an arm and a leg. Research this, i challenge you, and you will agree that, that is the most efficient way to end most of our strife in this great nation. You can throw all the money you want @ a problem, all that does is @ best passify a still broken situation.

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Markitzero

As I set here waiting for the Page to load for about 1 min. It is because of Money that I can't get High-speed internet were I live because it is not avaliable. I am paying $9.95 for NetZero Dial-up but for a phone line from verizon I am paying $70 for there Freedom Value plan but on my bill I am paying about $5 - 10 dollars in Taxes. I don't want my ISP NetZero starting to charge taxes on top of the main bill. 

I didn't choose to be on Dial-up, it is because of money the company does not see it profitable to add a few more DSL slots out were I am "Phelan, CA" I am with in range for DSL I want it and can't get it.

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TechMan2525

I thought i heard or read some where that Bill Gates or Microsoft corp. wants to make broadband available even out in the country, meaning everyone would have access to high speed internet. I hope so. I'd also like to see no less than 4 or 5 mbps download on all high speed connections.

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Jelson

Okay so the donkeys are going to increase the taxes? no problem just vote them out and put the elephants in. and then in eight to ten years, we  can do this all over again. that's the beauty of american politics (same script different cast) you can always predict the end. 

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Guisano

One definition of insanity is repeating an action endlessly and expecting a different outcome.

Elephants screw things up, donkeys come in and fix, elephants start whining and crying causing general stampede and screw things up, donkeys come in and fix . . . n = ∞

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Pylon

To a small extent this is what's killing some Mom and Pop small businesses.

 For example, last year I wanted to purchase a Nikon D40. The local mom and pop camera store 3 miles away offered it with 2 lenses for $600. Adorama, a massive online camera store based in New York, also offered the same kit for $600 with free shipping. 

 

The only difference? There was a $30 state sales tax if I bought from the local camera store, while there was no tax if I bought it from Adorama. So I bought it from Adorama.

 

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big_montana

That is the difference between you and me. I would have purchased the camera from mom and pop, being that the price was the same. I support my local businesses when possbile, but if there is a disparate price difference between online and retial online wins (and no, I do not factor sales tax into the local stores price, if pricing is the same or close, I purhcase locally to save jobs).

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rabbit01

If online shopping will be taxed and there won't be a significant cost savings, then I'd just make my purchase from the store. Provided that they have what I want. I don't have to wait for the packages to be delivered. If enough people start doing this, then there won't be as much demand for the delivery services. Then UPS/FedEx will start to scale back on their drivers. Just what we need, more folks w/o jobs.

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Guisano

There would be a lower rate of obesity and diabetes.  If people quit contracting diabetes, there would be less need for insulin, doctors, nurses and hospitals. 

Just what we need, more folks w/o jobs.

If UPS/FedEx have to scale back on their deliveries, diesel, jet and regular fuel consumptions will decrease.  There will be less oil drilling and less catastrophes from drilling.  All of this will end in the economy imploding as plutocrats move out of the country to places where needless consumption is actively encourage.

Just what we need, more folks w/o jobs.

It all makes such perfect sense now! 

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igoka

Why democrats always  solving problems by taxing ? First they got us in to debt never seen before . Now lets just tax more and problem solve . I won't be surprized if next time we gonna pay taxes for breathing .

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highsidednb

That's interesting.  You seem to forget that GW Bush entered office with a budget surplus and immediately gave it away with massive tax cuts for the wealthiest people in the country.  He then lied to get us into Iraq and mismanaged Afghanistan.  The first bank bailouts were started by GW's administration to solve problems from deregulation of financial services industry.  Seems silly to blame Democrats for being given a pile of shit made by 8 years of Bush/Cheney.

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MaximumMike

You are absolutely ridiculous and have zero perspective on politics. Most of you idiots just parrot whatever you've been told by which ever side you've decided to listen to. God, I hate these articles on politics. They always draw out the most exasperating idiots. Here, let me set the record straight for you. During Clinton's Presidency the Federal Govenrment was shut down twice - in a row. Do you have any idea why? It was shut down due to a lack of funding. The Rebublicans who controlled Congress at the time would not approve Clinton's budget and sent it bact to him twice to write one that made sense. And while they waited the government shut down. It was a big deal at the time - not the kind of thing most people forget.They forced him to balance the budget. So, great, after all that Clinton stands up and pats himself on the back for writing a budget with surpluses in it, although the Republicans forced him to write it. Then he proceeds to spend like crazy, well in excess of the budget. What good is a budget I ask you, if you don't follow it? People like you are infuriating with your Clinton era surplus talk. You morons talk like the US had no debt during the Clinton administration, and then Bush came along and suddenly racked up all this debt. Did Bush spend out of control? Sure he did, but idiots like you want to excuse Clinton and Obama because you're convinced your side is absolutely right and could not possibly do wrong. You're sheep - blind followers of a friendly cult. Not a blind follower you say? There are dozens of debt clock websites that track the history of the national deficit. Information outlining the spending of everyone President in the history of this great nation can be retrieved in just a couple minutes. Did you bother to check one of these sites for your "Clinton surpluses" ? Seems to me you're either a blind sheep or a bald faced liar. You pick.

And don't get me started on the whole "Bush Lied" crap you lazy liberal maggots have been spouting for the last several years. I lived in this country before, during, and after 911. I know what it was like here before 911 and I know that immediately afterwards I had never seen such patriotism in all my life. To say anything unAmerican was taboo, and would likely have landed you in the hospital. America was out for blood and revenge. Most people had no idea who Arabs were or where the Middle-East was, but they were damned determined to go over there and extract a pound of flesh. That was the spirit of this country at the time. I lived through it and saw it with my own eyes. America demanded that Bush give them vengeance. Did Bush have faulty intelligence? Sure he did, but that doesn't change anything. America wanted and asked for revenge. We did not need intelligence. It was very unpopular at the time to disagree with anything that involved some good ole American payback. A majority of both Republicans and Democrats in Congress, signed into law authority for Bush to go kick some ass and get us a healthy dose of revenge that we were slobbering and foaming at the mouth to have. The American people were like a pack of ravenous wolves. Hilary Clinton stood up and assured her constituents that she had been in the White House for 8 years and that she had her own intelligence, and that her intelligence said that we needed to go into Iraq. Yes, the leaders of both parties said this was the thing we needed to do. So we went in there, but it wasn't quick and painless.

Then our leaders saw an opportunity to politicize the situation. In my life I have never seen the likes of it - newspapers reporting troop movements, news stations running video footage of terrorists assasinating American soldiers (spreading their terror for all Americans to see on their little boxes in their living rooms). One lie after another came out of the mouths of the same Democrats who voted to go into Iraq. The same people who said, and I'm paraphrasing, "Don't listen to Bush. Listen to us.We need to go into Iraq." Those very same people began condemning the War in Iraq, calling it Bush's War. Well, it wasn't Bush's war. It was America's war. America asked for it, and followed all the legal procedures necessary to have it. So to say that it was not your War, was to say that you were not American. But did that occur to any of you partiotic imbeciles beating your liberal drums? No, you just took up the mantras of "Bush Lied" and "Impeach Bush," having no idea what they meant and swallowing whole heartedly whatever your lying leaders told you. YOUR leaders voted to send our troops into Iraq. So, if Bush lied, they lied. But Bush being a man of at least a small portion of integrity realized he could not just go in there and leave the place a mess just because the fickle American people had lost their stomach for the War they had demanded. He knew that he had to do the right thing and stick it out, whether he would be popular or not. I don't care if you thought we should have went in or not. Once there, we were there. It would have been absolutely wrong for us to leave that country in a state of leaderless, governmentless chaos. Of course I am a strong believer that if the whole country had gotten behind the effort and tried to show the Iraqi's that we are their friends, and if we had shown them that we were united in helping their country, we could have had a great impact on the entire region. But we did not do that. Instead we turned on the very man we sent in there and blamed him for how difficult it was. So there Bush was with half the country hating him and the other half disappointed because he hadn't the strength to be the kind of leader they had hoped he would be. As much as I disagreed with most of his policies, I felt bad for the guy. His situation was probably one of the most difficult ones any leader of this country has ever faced.

And the media persisted without fail to grind the very life out of him. The death toll in Iraq never stopped running on CNN, although in terms of human life it was the cheapest war we had ever fought. I don't think I had ever seen a President spoken of so derisively by the media. I was utterly ashamed of my country, to treat the office of the President with so little respect. Bush may not have been the greatest speaker, but I dare say he was good bit more intelligent than most of his critics. Yet, the media never displayed him as anything other than a blathering idiot. Inbetween Bush insults, they would always stop to remind us how the blathering idiot had lied and tricked us all. I am still in awe of the fact that people like you can call Bush an idiot in one breath and then own up to being duped by him in the next, but it is typical of liberal thought in my opinion. 

Yet, there is one more event I found especially notable, the meaningless vote by Congress to immediately withdraw all of our troops from Iraq. They had no authority to withdraw any troops, and they knew it. Most of them, had they the actual authority to do so would never have done so. They just wanted to further politicize the war and enrage people against Bush, knowing their vote was meaningless, but that it would please the anti-war fringe. Think I'm lying? Among the names of senators who voted to pull troops out of Iraq, you will find one Baraq Obama. Here we have the one man who voted for an immediate withdrawl of our troops, who actually found himself in a place to do it. So tell me, o blind liberal sheep, how many troops are in the middle east now? When was the Patriot Act repealed? How much money has Obama spent in his 1.5 years in office? Oh, that's right. We now have more troops in the Middle-East. The Patriot Act was expanded. Obama has already outspent Bush's entire 8 years in office, and the country has little to nothing to show for it and the government who you so blindly trust cannot account for where all the money went. Yet, where are the death tolls in Iraq? Where are the chants of "Obama lied"? Duped again were you? The sad truth is the media doesn't have the heart for it. Well spoken though he may be, Obama is sadly unqualified for the postion and is showing it. He may very well be the idiot Bush was alway portrayed as, and that's not funny. To think that we actually put that man in the most important position in our country is terrifying - not the sort of stuff you want to report on. Better to just ignore this one and hope for the best. But there is no best because morons like you would vote the the same way over again, believeing whatever they were told to believe. You never actually take the time to learn anything for yourselves.

The truth is that there is only one party, which pretends to be two. It selects for you two puppets to choose from, both which will do its bidding. The truth is that if you truly desired change you would vote for a third party, but the majority of Americans won't do that. Instead they just blame the other side, but never their own. Don't believe me? Go ahead and express you contempt and hatred for Obama. Pour out the same vitriol you drowned Bush in. What, you can't do it? Funny, Obama is doing everything Bush did wrong, but worse. It seems you liberals (and Republicans too) don't mind being slaves, you just want to choose your master. God, how I hate the idiocy and hipocrisy of 90% of my neighbors who unfortunately have the distinct privilege of not only making their own lives miserable, but mine as well.

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tri8gman

You forget the Democrats never get anything done because there are infinitely more ways to move away from the status quo than to maintain it. They. Aren't. In. Unity.

But on a more related note, if a member of the family spent the household into debt, why would you take shots at someone trying to fix an already established problem? (Please note I haven't researched this particular representative) Are you one of those people who wants the government to handle X amount of things, but doesn't want to give them money for anything? I find it annoying when people disagree with revenue through taxes when the problem is actually money management.

It was only a matter of time before this started happening. AND YOU ALREADY PAY FOR THIS LOCALLY. This isn't new.

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Pylon

It's called a 1.17 trillion dollar deficit caused by 2 wars, Bush tax cuts, bailouts, and healthcare.

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I Jedi

And 9 trillion more added on by the Mesiah

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scoop6274

Amen brother!! Though I think it is more like 1.7 Trillion, but nothing like more than doubling the debt of the nation in 2 years, as opposed to doing it in 8!

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cc3d

If you think this is a good idea, you ARE out of touch!!  People think new taxes will provide more money for your scholls, roads, police and fire.  Wrong!!  There is plenty of money provided by current taxes for those things now!!  It's just NOT  being apporpriated correctly and neither will more taxes!!  There is SO much waste in government spending and we just let it ride!

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tri8gman

Great way to attract positive comments.

Of course it's a management problem, but in addition to that, people both inside and outside the government have no idea how the government is structured. :P

How states manage their local services, recieving X amount of Federal funding due to set variables. States tax to maintain their services, and the Federal Government taxes to maintain IT'S services - one of which being maintaining the UNITED part of the country. Of course, I don't see why these Congressmen get ~$170,000 a year - probably to maintain the type of lifestyle they're used to.

I wish a $170,000/yr lifestyle was what I was used to... :P

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Guisano

More scholls indeed!  Wheeeeeeee

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Talcum X

Taxed
Enough
Already

We had to cut back, so shouold you.  Maybe if some of them lost their jobs, they would rethink things.

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"In Ireland, there are more drunks per capita than people."  -  Peter Griffin

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tri8gman

*cut back their ridiculous wages.

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pastorbob

But we also want quality education, decent roads, effective law enforcement, and healthcare reform. In the state where I live several thousand teaching postitions have been eliminated this year because of lack of funding. Our state police force was cut by 500 officers. Our roads are in abismal condition overall. Nobody wants to pay the bills for all of these necessary expenses, but it amazes me how many people rant and rave about cutbacks in all of those services because the money just isn't there.

Also, it isn't just geeks who buy on the Internet, it's a large portion of the population. And the lost revenues in sales taxes are astronomical. Don't get me wrong, I don't want to pay more taxes either but if I buy something in my local store I pay a sales tax. So why not if I buy it online? I still would save money over what it costs locally and if I have to pay a tax to help support the services mentioned above then so be it..

I'm just sayin'....

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tri8gman

I live in NJ. Newegg has property in Edison, NJ. I still buy from Newegg.

Deals are still great.

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Shrody

This isnt spam, but everyone here should see Zeitgeist. A google search of the word will bring up the website. It will totally open your eyes to corruption.

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Devo85x

 All they have to do is legalize marijuana and tax it and they would make WAY more revinue from increased collected taxes and they could leave the geeks the hell alone!

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zaphodbeeblebrox 42

 im the only real geek in a school of six hundred kids in a small town in the middle of nowwhere and if u tax me using the internet u might make like $5 but if u were to tax all the stoners in the school well u see where im going with this

"there"s a hack for that"

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Dougan47

If they Really want to raise money, start taxing the offshore Corporations as foreign corporations. we pay taxes and they don't!

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tri8gman

What about the bonuses our representatives get?

 

/sarcasm

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Guisano

And I know where to start!  BP - England, Transocean - Switzerland; Halliburton - Dubai.  Foreign corporations looting our oil, subsidized by the taxpayers and despoiling the Gulf.

 Enough.

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Glycerin

Damn, why don't they just tax us for each day we're alive. I'm not liking this Bill Delahunt guy. This pisses me off.

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tri8gman

Stop using my educational system, police protection, fire department, 911 phone service, library, and everything else taxes are providing you!

Anybody remember when the fire department was private and charged you?

Right, I wasn't born yet, either.

This is a sales tax. We're USED to this one!

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mesiah

Here in ohio we have had to declare any tax free (internet) transactions on our income tax forms for years now. Unless I bought something like a car online I still wouldn't claim it. Let them come to my house and prove I bought it online.

I do see this hurting smaller online retailers though. Most of the time, what little you save by buying on the internet is offset by shipping charges. To add sale tax on to that will make it much more worth while to go out and buy it from a local shop.

For those that claim its a non-issue because places offer free shipping... Only the big boys usually offer free shipping, and that comes with stipulations. Places like newegg only offer free shipping on certain items, so you have to pick and choose based on what ships free and what doesn't. Other places like amazon only ship free if you spend over a certain amount, so smaller purchases are no longer worth making at there site. Other online retailers often operate some form of business in alot of states (i.e. best buy, dell, apple etc.) These companies will charge you tax even when you are buying online because you live in a state in which their company operates.

Personally, I think it will hurt the little guys, but I am surprised we have gone for so long without it being an issue. Where I live its already enforced. My only issue is that this should not be a federal tax. I don't mind paying sales tax to the state I made a purchase in. I do mind, however, paying the federal government sales tax just because the state didn't get any. Thats just too many hands in the cookie jar. 

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logicmaster2003

These knuckleheads are taxing the wrong stuffs. They should NOT tax internet purchase; they should just increase the tax for the BAD stuffs like tobacco, cigarette, wine, beer, vodka, marijuana, condoms, guns (hell yea. they should add 150% sales tax on guns and ammo).

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Danthrax66

Yeah because most gang members and criminals buy their guns legally. Are you fucking stupid the only people that would hurt is law abiding citizens mostly huntets. Condoms are bad? So it's better for people to have 20 fucking kids that they can't support and then they get welfare how bout we just get rid of fucking welfare and use that money to generate jobs to help improve the infrastructure. I hate dumbasses like you, thinking like that is what got us here in the first place.

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Scootiep

Amen to that brother.

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arnoldziffel

So if we throw out of the majority of Congress who vote for any new taxes to pay for what they just spent , 51 Senators and 268 Representatives, things will get better?  If you don't like what our government is doing , VOTE THEM OUT. Just don't say F**k them all and sit back and complain about it, The alternative is ,,,,, well, just look at the news of how other country's solve their problems . I don't think you would want that here?

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TechMan2525

Make no mistake, i am going to do everything in my power to expose and get rid of the corruption and greed in our government and large corperations, i have no choice. 6,000,000 people lost their jobs and possibly their homes just like i did, while big banks who caused the recession were bailed out! I have no choice but to act, i wouldn't be a man if i didn't.

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arnoldziffel

My reply was not directed at any one individaul, on these or any other forums, but at the tax and spend attitude that this country now  has towards things . It is just that it gets tiring to hear and read  about people voting in someone or a group of individuals, wanting a city,  state or federal government to do this or that ,  then complain when the bill  and it's consequences comes due. To be sure, the present Federal administration stepped into real mess, and did afairly good job of trying to clean it up, but you don't go and carry on with a campaign agenda, as if you wavedd a magic wand and poof!, 10% unemployment just went away. In the current  and near future economic  situation , shoving a new  National healthcare system, without a dedicated funding souce in place and then adding a new  tax on folks who are struggling just to make ends meet, is just bad judgement. Focus on one thing and fix it. Get people back to work, in decent paying jobs,  so that they can go out and afford to buy a house or stuff , then tackle National health care once federal piggy bank is somewhat replenished from all those people working and paying taxes. An$8000 home buyer tax credit , doesn't do a damn bit of good to those 10% out of work. 

 

MaximumPC pretty much opened a can of worms with this subject of a new tax. It is a sore subject for everyone and as you can see by comments made, pushes everyone's button.  If anyone wants to continue to rant and rave, try listening to Rush Limgaugh or any other talk show hosts on both sides of the spectrum. After all we're Geeks here.

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Keith E. Whisman

The problem I have with this is that it negates the reason why you purchase on the internet in the first place. You can get good deals. With shipping fees coming close to closing the gap of buying at a brick and mortar store that charge sales tax, having to pay sales tax for items purchased online will more than likely remove any incentive in making an online purchase unless it's for an item that can't be purchased locally. So I'm against sales taxes and I abhor states that charge sales taxes for items purchased online. 

Is there a chance that there will be a federal online sales tax on top of state online purchase sales taxes? This sucks and will probably kill many online stores. Perhaps places like newegg.com will survive because unlike local stores Newegg.com adjusts their prices daily based on market values ie video cards that have values that fluctuate due to release of new cards and competition and sales.

Although Fry's electronics stores have sales they don't adjust the prices of their video cards like Newegg does. When the GTX280 dropped down to less than $300 dollars Fry's was still selling them for $600 dollars. So places like Newegg can survive for reasons like this.

It's going to suck though and that's for sure. 

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TechMan2525

The problem remains that the taxes aren't necessary and this is definately the wrong time to hit consumers and small businesses with more tax expenses. Their greedy selves (i'm trying not to curse out of anger) just want to keep ligning their pockets and making you and i pay for their greed and wrongfull use of our tax payer funds. There's so much wrong with the current system, till it's hard to know where to start firing and overhauling to fix the root of the problem. It takes money to sway the powers that be, so the American public should donate to a nonprofit organization headed by Michael Moore because i believe he realy gives a d*mn, and then we can buy the policies into action that this economy and country realy needs, and also get rid of the dogs that are destroying this otherwise great nation!

(I love Peter Jackson as a movie director. Go 1920x1080p).

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