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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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It really does

It has gotten really bad in the last 10 years or so. Omalley has to be the biggest pos of all time. In a short period of time, he has screwed the state so royally that we will never recover. It wasn't always like this. In addition, the majority of the land mass is totally against the policies his administration pumps. It is just MOCO, Baltimore, and PG that really goes for this crap. The rest of the state people's rights are just tossed aside so easily. I don't understand what is wrong with our population.

A Billion seconds ago, it was 1980. A Trillion seconds ago...

"A Billion seconds ago, it was 1980. A Trillion seconds ago, was 29,380 BC – Cro-Magnon man inhabited Europe."

The US government already absconds with trillions in taxes per year. Were it goes is certainly beyond the border of our American nation.... Beyond our imagination.

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

Cyril's picture

Thank you for the smile.

Thank you for the smile, dear Mr. Twain.

I really needed one.

You have no idea.

"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 sure glad you can embed, MT.

If i were a betting man, i'd

If i were a betting man, i'd say someone, somewhere, is considering passing something while our back is turned, cyprus, and now this.......iran? .......keep your eyes and ears open to the grape vine


GovTrack says this has,

1% chance of getting past committee.
0% chance of being enacted.

hope they're right.


In California we already pay an internet tax, not sure how it will affects us in cali.

Update Senators rally


Senators rally opposition to Internet sales taxes

"Two U.S. senators are trying to prevent their colleagues from rushing to embrace Internet sales taxes, CNET has learned.

Sens. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) are planning to introduce a resolution today saying that no laws should be enacted that would let states impose "burdensome or unfair" taxes on Internet retailers."


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Called, faxed and

Called, faxed and e-mail!
Thank you, Ralph.

It is easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled. – Mark Twain
Real patriotism is a willingness to challenge the government when it's wrong. - Ron Paul

WA state reporting:

After calling their offices, both have stated that the Senators have not made a stance. In other words, their voting "yay" for the new tax.

Cantwell, Maria - (D - WA) Class I
(202) 224-3441
Contact: www.cantwell.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/email-maria

Murray, Patty - (D - WA) Class III
(202) 224-2621
Contact: www.murray.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contactme

Nullification sounds really good right now.

If you don't know your rights, you don't have any.

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No excuse for us Washingtonians

Thanks for the phone numbers and email links - so handy I couldn't put it off! Called and emailed. Gotta love trickle down political action

No law can give power to private persons; every law transfers power from private persons to government.
-Isabel Paterson

"Gotta love trickle down political action"

Damn right and I learned it here!

If you don't know your rights, you don't have any.

maybe this will drive people to...

...bit coin. I have generally been skeptical of bitcoin...but if it truly is anonymous I may try it.

I'd rather have a bottle in front o' me than a frontal lobotomy

Gateway to more regulation,

Gateway to more regulation, a precedent

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Seriously ?!

Seriously ?!

Really... SERIOUSLY ??!!!

Are these morons actually FREAKING RETARDED COLLECTIVISTS all getting out of the closet, by now, OR WHAT ??!!!

What the FUDGE ??!!!


That's it, now I'm REALLY seeing RED.

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


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

Taxation without

Taxation without representation, in this case the constituants who actually use the internet, i cant believe there was an internet vote, to tax the internet, and we missed it, so again i say, taxation without representation

Saying that, screw non voluntary taxes

That saying never gets old to me

or to Congress, because they keep taxing us for no fu**ing reason.

If you don't know your rights, you don't have any.

Called both my senators

but only got through to one. Feinstein's lines were full and I just couldn't get through to her. I was however allowed to leave a message on Barbara Boxer's voice mail.

Hello governments across the

Hello governments across the globe, the internet would like a word with you


I called 1 of 2

I skipped Levin, since he's not only retiring but is a co-sponser. Stabenow heard my opinion though :P


I usually call co-sponsors anyway.

Even though I won't change their minds, I want them know very clearly that what they are doing is against the will of the people.


already pay a national internet sales tax. It's called the federal income tax.

"Senators aim to extend ban on Internet access tax"-Jan, 31,2013

Jan, 31, 2013

- Looks like a few senators were trying to EXTEND a bill that bans the taxing of the internet, until 2014, if this has not changed, someone correct me if im wrong, they have a law that makes THIS bill, illegal


"New legislation introduced yesterday by Republican Sens. Kelly Ayotte (N.H.) and Dean Heller (Nev.) is designed to extend the ban indefinitely. The Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act would stop governments from imposing new taxes on Internet access."

"The Internet Tax Freedom Act is due to expire in November 2014, but two senators want to extend it indefinitely."

"Passed in 1998, the Internet Tax Freedom Act prevents federal, state, and local governments from collecting sales taxes on the use of e-mail and other types of Internet access. The bill is due to expire November of next year."

So if im not mistaken, or am uninformed of any recent going ons, there is a ban from government imposing a tax, until at least 2014,

what am i missing, did they revoke the ban, or is this something completly different

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I called both of mine Johnson

I called both of mine Johnson and Baldwin. I can't help but think "Do these aides even mark or write this stuff down?" The one guy on Baldwins staff said "I don't think they are voting on this tomorow but i can pass it on" I did choke a little and said "Internet Tax Bill" rather than the correct answer of "A sales tax on Internet Trade" Oh well. Maybe it got marked down i guess. If you look at the co-sponsors above, its almost all the usual clowns. The FF can't really be blamed for not having term limits in the Constiution, that was an era of serve and go home, very few career politicians. It might have been stuck in later anyway, probably during the puke-puke-puke Progressive Era....

*Wisconsin Constitution* Article I, Section 25 "The people have the right to keep and bear arms for security,defense,hunting,recreation or any other law-abiding purpose"

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emailed both

Missouri Senators


and done.

Both Senators.. only took 5 minutes.

'Peace is a powerful message.' Ron Paul

Again i find myself asking,

Again i find myself asking, why are the constituants that use the INTERNET, finding this out now, the day before the bill is voted on

I think that needs adressing, these guys cant go on thinking they can do this, how long before one gets by, as so many already have, and now this one.......frustration, whose heading this?

Dont suppose anyone here knows when this was made public?

Once again you guys are on the ball, a special thankyou to the commenters providing information

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I called the central number for both my senators.

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