"No Taxation Without Representation": Conservative Lawmakers, Activists Push Back Against Online Sales TaxSubmitted by emalvini on Wed, 06/19/2013 - 13:18
"No Taxation Without Representation": Conservative Lawmakers, Activists Push Back Against Online Sales Tax
12:59 PM | June 19, 2013
A group of conservative congressmen is clamoring to bolster the Republican Party’s anti-tax brand as GOP governors break ranks in support of expanded online sales taxes.
The governors are looking for additional state revenues, which they argue can be used to cut other taxes. But Florida Republican Rep. Ron DeSantis blasted a federal online sales tax bill as the “21st century version of taxation without representation.”
At issue is legislation called the Marketplace Fairness Act, which passed the Senate by a wide margin in May. Earlier this month, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte appeared to predict it wouldn’t pass the House in its current form, though he later clarified in a statement that he was “open to considering legislation concerning this topic.”