Internet Tax Alert, Act Now to Save the NetSubmitted by InPursuitOfLiberty on Wed, 03/27/2013 - 08:57
The latest dictate from DC to cause public outcry & that demands attention is what Congress is calling the Marketplace Fairness Act, S. 366 (Senate) H.R. 684 (House), and what civil Rights activists are calling the National Internet Tax Mandate.
Legislation centered around taxes will always exploit the public’s definition of “fair”, which is most definitely not defined by the delivery of authority to the state to steal from the salary of free individuals and the income and productivity of various businesses online.
This is especially true considering the underlying backbone of the Marketplace Fairness Act, which seems to be that because the Internet was invented, has been developed, and has now evolved into an online market uniquely and somewhat free from government intervention, the government has an obligation and the authority to create & impose a tax on it.
There is nothing “fair” about a sales tax on internet sales, just like there would be nothing fair about a neighborhood gang stealing a higher percentage of your salary or business income because you decided to earn a higher income by utilizing online sales with internet wired through “their” neighborhood.
The “fairness” of this internet tax mandate is only exemplified by the big business sponsors of the legislation, who work with government in a crony-capitalist scheme (not CAPITALISM) to introduce taxes with “fair” tax rates across the board. What isn’t as transparent as the drool from planner’s and looter’s mouths in anticipation of a new tax, on the internet, is that these new taxes will bankrupt small business competition by unfairly placing a new tax and legal load on their already shrinking budgets, thus drowning out enough competition from small business against big business for profits large enough to cover the cost of additional lawyers and taxes… and of course, supporting more big government legislation.
According to former Senator Jim DeMint, who is in opposition to tyrannical internet taxes and internet tax legislation,
“The Marketplace Fairness Act recently introduced in the Senate would require online retailers to collect and pay sales taxes to states where they have no physical presence or democratic recourse. Overstock.com, eBay and the like could have to pay sales taxes to any state from which an Internet user placed an order, even if the company’s headquarters, warehouses and sales staff are located entirely in other states” [Source: Wall Street Journal]
In addition to the negative economic and job implications of the Marketplace Fairness Act, S. 366 / H.R. 684 have negative legal implications as they are a clear violation of United States Constitution Article 1, Section 8, clause 3, whose purpose was to not deliver the authority to tax and steal from free men and women to government, but to deliver the authority to a government by We the People to prevent state governments from interfering and impeding trade among the free citizens and businesses within the various United States.
Understanding the background of the National Internet Tax Mandate is simply understanding that limitless government will grow without limits...
**posted w/ permission**