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The Senate is about to vote on a national Internet sales tax mandate. Call your Senators and tell them NO!

Call your Senators to tell them NO INTERNET SALES TAX: 202-224-3121

National Internet Tax Mandate (known as the "Marketplace Fairness Act) S336 which would bring about a national tax on all Internet sales.

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Congress kills, loots and plunders to pay its bills.

It's the same old story, a 220 year old story of a lack of fiscal responsibility.

Their broke, they've wasted the money they borrowed and now they want to stick everyone with the bill. They plan an turning every business into a tax collector.

If you don't pay their protection money, they throw you away like Irwin Schiff.

Anyone who votes for the debt ceiling to be raised should be jailed for gross incompetence and criminal malfeasance.

Free includes debt-free!

You are all so naive

Yeah! Begging your senators to not vote for this. Are you shitting me? All bought and paid for, bar none.

“Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves.”― Henry David Thoreau

Email I sent to a friend

Email I sent to a friend asking about this:

some articles from the web:

Information at Govtrack (referred to Committee)

Opposition on Popvox:

Now, the actual bill is still in committee, but possibly an amendment to the Continuing Resolution looks like funding may have been set aside for it?
(I haven't been able to find it, but this was the most recent vote call on amendments: http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/vote_m... )

Nothing at the CBO yet, but it appears somebody put some time and effort into creating a website: http://marketplacefairness.org/news/
The website is owned by David Campbell: http://www.whois.com/whois/marketplacefairness.org
Who runs the following websites: http://blog.fedtax.net/ and https://taxcloud.net/

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"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.


"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

Maybe the House can kill it.

It's our only hope I'm sure.

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

truth be known repubs love taxes more than dems

sorry asses will pass it..betcha even ahole ryan votes for it

Government is supposed to protect our freedom, our property, our privacy, not invade it. Ron Paul 2007

WV always disappoints

Every time I look at the list of sponsors on some bill like this, I get this dreaded feeling that is always meet with consummation when I see the 2 senators from West Virginia, and their names in bold.

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Most corrupt state in the union.
Sorry to say.
Makes me sick.

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They're going to try to sneak it in with the budget bill


Opponents of an online sales tax measure are pushing back on efforts to get the bill added to the Senate budget this week.

Phil Bond, the executive director of the WE R HERE coalition, accused backers of online sales tax measures of trying to “sneak through” their legislation outside regular congressional order.

“There are good reasons this policy hasn’t been considered in the US Senate for over a decade: Taxpayers don’t like it, it turns the Internet into a tax collection platform, it allows state tax collectors to exercise authority far beyond their boundaries and it will put thousands of small businesses out of business,” Bond, a top Commerce Department official under George W. Bush, said in a statement.

Groups like the National Retail Federation and the Retail Industry Leaders Association, strong backers of the online sales tax measure, have been urging supportive senators to offer the bill as an amendment to the Senate budget.

Glenn Jacobs on the Marketplace Fairness Act

I'm not sure if this has been posted, but it is great!


This is hilarious


"The Marketplace Fairness Act is not a tax increase. It will not increase taxes on consumers. It will not increase taxes on businesses. And it will not tax the Internet or iTunes, or create a national sales tax as some have outlandishly claimed. The bill is simply a responsible, constitutional and, dare I say, “conservative” way to permit states to keep their sales tax policies up to date.

What it would actually do is give states the authority to require out-of-state sellers to collect sales tax on purchases made by their residents."

So, it's not a tax increase, but if you purchase goods online you will now have to pay taxes. Logic fail!

No Internet Taxation Without Representation!

This legislation is unprecedented since it would be subjecting citizens to be taxed by jurisdictions for which they have no political voice.

It would be subjecting small businesses to managing tax regulations for 10,000 local tax jurisdictions. It is effectively a small business killer giving an unfair advantage to large corporations.

This is a great way for it's supporters to further stomp out small business competition. Corporatism at it's best.

Your help is needed to stop it.

Urgent plea from C4L:

Our inside sources were correct.

A rabble of tax-and-spend senators are planning to force a full Senate vote on the National Internet Tax Mandate in just a few hours.

That's why it's absolutely critical you call your U.S. senators IMMEDIATELY and urge them to oppose the National Internet Tax Mandate at every opportunity.

Yesterday, Campaign for Liberty FLOODED the U.S. Senate with over 100,000 faxes from concerned Americans who oppose the National Internet Tax Mandate.

I know from my 15 years working on Capitol Hill for Ron Paul that when the fax lines were ringing off the hook yesterday, every U.S. senator took notice.

If you can follow up those faxes with a phone call today urging your U.S. senators to oppose any attempt to tax the Internet, it'll double the impact of yesterday's faxes.

Please take a moment to read the brief email below from John Tate about the importance of this fight - and be sure to call your U.S. senators right away.

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know Peace." - Jimi Hendrix



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As a consumer, and as a business owner, I oppose this tax.

My post today:

Do you know what the Markeplace Fairness Act of 2013 is? It is a bill in the US Senate (S.336) that will force companies that sell goods over the internet to collect Sales Tax for your State. You may think that this is a good thing – more money for your community. After all, we need all the Sales Tax dollars we can get to run our Cities and our States, right?

Those companies which would be required to collect Sales Tax, would also have to hire extra personnel to do the associated tasks. Not only that, but if they are accountable to the States for tax collections, then they are subject to audits by those States. How would you like to have your company audited by California in August, Illinois in September, Michigan in October, and so on? Each State's requirements would have to be met. There is a tipping point to profitability, and when they decide government mandates are interfering with that, some companies say “ENOUGH!”

This would eventually become another huge multi-layered bureaucracy of intrusion. Stop this beast before it consumes us all!

This is NOT a national sales tax

This is not grassroots opposition, it is an astroturf campaign being waged by merchants' lobbying groups. S336 is a bill about already existing state taxes, not about federal taxes and not enacting any 'new' tax. And it likely won't go anywhere.

Take back the GOP and Restore America Now.

The link to the bill


Calling our critters to tell them NO is futile...I live in New York!

Can you say...

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Someone could whisper to them:

Someone could whisper to them:

a tax on your telephone calls (on a per-call basis, in addition to everything you and your provider pay to the state already);

a tax on your crossing the streets in your block while on your way to your groceries, instead of taking the car;

a tax on your greeting your regular merchants over there;


Etc, etc. Ad nauseam.

I PROMISE you : these LEECHES would go for it.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.


"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

I'm....actually not so much against this one

I mean, I'm against it, but it's just about the only somewhat fair tax, and it has historic precedent in our own country.

Like I said, I'm against it anyway, but I guess I'm against it less than any other form of taxation.

Michael Nystrom's fists can punch through FUD.


Property taxes?

"Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty" TJ


The FairTax only works if and only if the 16th Amendment is repealed. Also, this is not a National Sales Tax. It breaks the legal barrier keeping States from collecting sales tax for online and mail order purchases where the retailer does not have a nexus (physical presence) in the State where he purchase was made.

I certainly agree

And I'm against the FairTax as well, as I'm against all taxation. They're going to steal from us all anyway, and I guess it feels a little less slimy this way.

I'm not trying to discourage anyone from fighting this, as I will fight it too...just making my feelings on it known.

Michael Nystrom's fists can punch through FUD.

Relax. This is our vacation Dear. Don't worry. He'll print more.

With privilege to print money, the sky is the limit (the Debt Ceiling). He has Congress finagling to remove even that limit.

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It's about Money

It's about Money and %100 of the people could tell their reps to vote no and they'd still vote yet. Anything that gets them more of your money always gets the vote

i called, emailed, etc...but

My senators are so crappy and unrelenting with their liberal agenda it is almost no hope. Senator mikulski and cardin are nothing but rubber stamps for Obama and the lib establishment. After Graham and Mccain, they are my least favorite. I would give up my savings to remove them from office.

Cardin+Mikulski Introduce C&O Canal Bill. Continue Ditch Digging

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Wednesday, March 6, 2013
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (D-MD) today re-introduced legislation to ensure the continued involvement of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Park Historical Park Advisory Commission in decisions that affect the C&O Canal National Historical Park. The C&O Canal National Historical Park is managed by the National Park Service (NPS), but the Advisory Commission was established more than 40 years ago to provide a vital link between the surrounding communities and the NPS in overseeing the operation, maintenance and restoration of the historic park.

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I lived in the Adirondack Park, regulated by the APA

the Adirondack Park Agency. It would be the only time I embraced government regulation. Otherwise, the mountains would have been butchered by developers. Sad to see this.

Mark Twain in the Adirondacks, 1901

Mark Twain in the Adirondacks

Mark Twain’s Connection to Ulysses S. Grant and Saranac Lake.
In his travels, he and his family vacationed in Saranac Lake one summer. Twain had much more serious business to attend to in the Adirondacks: Ulysses S. Grant [Helping write & publish Grant's autobiography.]

... Mark Twain’s Letters [wrote] about how he sat elbow-to-elbow with the major players in the Civil War: General Grant, William Tecumseh Sherman, Philip Sheridan, John Schofield, John Pope, John Alexander Logan, and Christopher Augur.

“What an iron man Grant is!” Twain wrote in a letter to his wife. “He was under a tremendous and ceaseless bombardment of praise and gratulation, but as true as I’m sitting here he never moved a muscle of his body for a single instant, during 30 minutes!” ...

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MD , sucks the life right out

MD , sucks the life right out of you !