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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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I called the central number for both my senators.

"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

The best type of tax?

Sales tax reduces trade and lowers standards of living.

Income tax punishes hard work and investment and is terribly expensive to collect.


Property tax is cheap and easy to collect and encourages people to sell unused property so it may be used more productively. It would be difficult for the taxpayer to escape the tax. Property tax revenue can be distributed locally without expanding a national bureaucracy.

Georgism (also called Geoism or Geonomics) is an economic philosophy and ideology that holds that people own what they create, but that things found in nature, most importantly land, belong equally to all.[1] The Georgist philosophy is based on the writings of the economist Henry George (1839–1897), and is usually associated with the idea of a single tax on the value of land.
Georgists argue that a tax on land value is economically efficient, fair, and equitable; and that it can generate sufficient revenue so that other taxes (e.g. taxes on profits, sales or income), which are less fair and efficient, can be reduced or eliminated. A tax on land value has been described by many as a progressive tax, since it would be paid primarily by the wealthy, and would reduce economic inequality.[2]

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

Do not dismiss Geonomics, it has very Libertarian principles

The basic argument is that resources provided by our creator should be available to ALL. In other words everyone should be given the opportunity to obtain economic freedom.

Anything you create from those resources are yours to keep - no tax period.

What is taxed is the market value of the resource you are using (generally the market value of the land and the resource it contains).

I believe Geonomics merges collectivism and individualism in a very elegant way.

property tax is the worst

property tax is the worst thing, in my opinion. it says a man is never free, because he can never truly own his own land.

if you read Andrew Carnegie, you see he wrote that an inheritance tax was a good thing. he didn't like people passing their wealth on to each generation.


You obviously don't

live in New Jersey.

“It is the food which you furnish to your mind that determines the whole character of your life.”
―Emmet Fox

Trust me. You've got it all wrong.

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

World History: Which course would you take?

  • a) Proclaim 15% of Cyprus bank deposits (aka: savings) will save someone besides Cypriots (see Trojan Horse)
  • b) Bailout Italy w/ $1 trillion so they may pay someone else (see Fall of the Roman Empire)
  • c) Bailout Wall Street w/ $1 trillion so they may pay themselves bonuses (see "Too Big to Fail" get bigger)
  • d) All of the above
  • e) Much, much more than all of the above

Time. Please turn in your answers w/ your person checks. You may leave your "Pay to the Order of" answer blank. We will fill it in for you.

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Our congress has become our enemy in a frenzy to sell its debts

taxes from the left and now bank levy's from the right...

wtf timeout already

A true flower can not blossom without sunlight and a true man can not live without love.

Stop CISPA !!!


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Viewing CISPA as one of the greatest threats to Internet users since SOPA, the coalition intends to leverage popular outrage to oppose the dangerously broad cybersecurity bill.

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Co-sponsor list from Thomas.gov

Sen Alexander, Lamar [TN] - 2/14/2013
Sen Blunt, Roy [MO] - 2/14/2013
Sen Boozman, John [AR] - 2/14/2013
Sen Cardin, Benjamin L. [MD] - 2/14/2013
Sen Carper, Thomas R. [DE] - 3/18/2013
Sen Collins, Susan M. [ME] - 3/14/2013
Sen Corker, Bob [TN] - 2/14/2013
Sen Cowan, William M. "Mo" [MA] - 3/5/2013
Sen Durbin, Richard [IL] - 2/14/2013
Sen Feinstein, Dianne [CA] - 2/14/2013
Sen Franken, Al [MN] - 2/14/2013
Sen Harkin, Tom [IA] - 2/14/2013
Sen Heitkamp, Heidi [ND] - 2/14/2013
Sen Hirono, Mazie K. [HI] - 3/18/2013
Sen Johnson, Tim [SD] - 2/14/2013
Sen King, Angus S. Jr. [ME] - 3/5/2013
Sen Klobuchar, Amy [MN] - 2/14/2013
Sen Landrieu, Mary L. [LA] - 2/14/2013
Sen Levin, Carl [MI] - 2/14/2013
Sen Manchin, Joe, III [WV] - 2/14/2013
Sen Pryor, Mark L. [AR] - 2/14/2013
Sen Reed, Jack [RI] - 2/14/2013
Sen Rockefeller, John D., IV [WV] - 2/14/2013
Sen Warren, Elizabeth [MA] - 3/5/2013
Sen Whitehouse, Sheldon [RI] - 2/14/2013

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In plain English, in my book

In plain English, in my book, it's:

The BASTARDS Hall of Fame.


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


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

Did you mean...

...Co-conspirator list?!


I'm a serial entrepreneur and liberty activist from Texas!


Thanks Big Mike - Those who live in MN, AR, ME, RI, TN, WV, MA

...are screwed anyway.

Might as well not waste your time with these rats.

Of course, MA is no surprise - Tax-a-chussetts.

"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

called Harkin and Grassley (Iowa)

and was informed by Harkin's staff that he is a co-sponsor. What a disgrace.


I can't hardly blink my eyes without some new bill trying to regulate/take over the internet!

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I called Kaine and Warner.

I called Kaine and Warner. Unless you want more of your hard earned money to feed the beast call now!!!

If i was a farmer, i'd give

If i was a farmer, i'd give you some milk
If i were a sheep herder id give you some wool
If i were a pig farm i'd give you a prize cut
If i were a business owner id give you a job
If i were a sales assistant id give you a discount
If i were in your presence id give you a big fat kiss :)......jst kidding

Since i am none of those things, and you are so far away, the least i can do, is give you and others a +1

Good job

If I was a bureacrat

...I'd take your milk, your wool, your prize pig, your business, your job, and then I'd throw you in jail for running a charity, and kissing without a permit. Thank god that never happens in America... ?





allegory - ˈalɪg(ə)ri/ - noun - 1. a story, poem, or picture which can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically a moral or political one.

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With a Sentate controlled by democrats

and a handful of warmongering republicans desperate for more war funding, resistance is likely futile.

Letter to my Senator

Feel free to steal, modify, etc......

Dear Senator...
It has come to my attention that the "Marketplace Fairness Act" S. 336 will be coming up for a vote. I urge you to rigorously oppose this and any bill which in anyway extends the governments reach into our pockets. As a consumer and small business owner, I am tired of being picked-on and un-represented, so the federal government can spend at will. This bill is harmful, and has no place in the federal budget.

This is not a "single issue" but another example of the destruction of our republic. Represent us - Please!


Great template!

Here's my letter to Roy Blunt (R-MO). I sent a similar one to Claire McCaskill (D-MO).

Dear Senator Blunt,
It has come to my attention that S.336: Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013 will be coming up for a vote. I am disappointed to see that you are a cosponsor. I urge you to rigorously oppose this and any bill which, in any way, extends the government's reach into our pockets.

As a consumer and lone breadwinner in a family of six (including four young children), I am tired of being picked on and unrepresented, so that the Federal government can spend at will. My wife and I buy numerous essential items online for our triplet infant sons and our three year-old daughter. We do so because it is cheaper and free of sales tax. In 1992, The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the case Quill Corp. v. North Dakota, that in order for a State to impose a sales/use tax on purchases, it must have a physical presence in the State. Because of this ruling, the internet has become a thriving marketplace free of politicians' greedy hands. The result of this freedom has led to numerous jobs and expanding wealth. It has meant much more convenience and monetary savings for the consumer. Brick and mortar stores had to adapt to compete with the lower prices offered by online retailers. This is how a free market should work. I ask you to protect the young families like mine by opposing this legislation.

Please represent me and my family, not corporate interests who are unwilling to adapt to an ever-changing market.

Thank you.

Left a message for Senator Blunt

Please call his office and leave a message.

Phone: (202) 224-5721

My coworker's letter

Dear Senator Blunt,

I am contacting you because I am deeply concerned about your cosponsoring S.336: Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013. This is taxation without representation. My water bill went up 50% this spring, my sewer bill went up 30%, my homeowner association fees went up 30%, my electric bill has had multiple double digit increases in the past few years, my health care costs went up 45%, and I am lucky to get a 3% annual raise. I believe I speak for the majority of Missourians when I say enough is enough. We can no longer afford big government, and unlimited tax and spending that is bankrupting our nation and American families. As a fellow conservative Republican I support less taxes and intrusion into our lives. Please reconsider your position on this critical issue.

Yes, thank you msviii for making this easier - called Rubio's

office but had to leave a message, your info made that easier to do!

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

Thanks! Crisp and to-the-point.

Busy day today, and you just made my life easier! : )

What would the Founders do?

The Internet is Free Speech

a charge for access to pay for the cost of upkeep and such is obviously reasonable. GovCorp taxing it is not. Not that any of those tools will listen but that is the angle I would take.

It's also a direct tax which is unconstitutional... but they do that all the time so I guess it's "acceptable" for some.

Direct Tax

I thought a 'direct' tax was one that was just for existing, as in not associated with any particular service or product. What would be a better definition, if you have one?

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