A Federally Mandated Internet Sales Tax??
This state, NC, not only has a high sales tax, they tax pretty much everything: Food, animal feed, personal vehicles, which we already paid sales tax on when we bought them (they tax these every year), and so on. Fortunately, NC lost its case to make Amazon reveal its NC customers and their purchases, which the state was chomping at the bit to tax. But of course, they won't cut any corporate welfare/tax breaks! Look, this is bullshit! Most of us already can't keep up with inflation, and shop online to get the best deals we can. And naturally, they can't wait to wreck that.
Gov-Corp is bound and determined that average working folks pay more for online goods, but they can't be bothered to tax the grifters whose reckless actions caused the 2008 global financial crash - not to mention the fact that Wall Street is engaging in the exact same recklessness which caused the last crash! And they clearly can't be bothered to stop the corporate elite and the investor class from hiding resources and income in offshore accounts, which costs our country (and others) trillions of dollars a year. No, instead they go after us and our measley purchases. Are you kidding me?!
Here's another thing to consider: The door would be opened for governments to access and keep records of our Internet purchases - everything you buy. Which of course Gov-Corp has been dying to do for some time. Personally, I believe that they're looking for new ways to trace, track, and register all Americans' online activity, and this would be the perfect segue.
So if you feel like I do, please get a hold of your wretched C-critters this week and tell them HELL NO to the National Internet Tax! The vote will happen this week, so contact both representatives and senators. You could even contact Bronco Bomber, but I doubt it will do much good.