Monday, April 22, 2013

A Federally Mandated Internet Sales Tax??

Yep - that's the plan the dims are trying to ram through this week. Harry Reid even skipped the committee process to bring it to the floor. While it may seem to some (obtuse) folks like a good plan to raise revenue, I'm against it and here's why: First of all, how DARE they?! How dare they pile on additional taxes for average consumers when they have steadfastly refused to even consider a Wall Street Transaction Tax? Furthermore, why should there be a federal sales tax imposed on everything sold online, when some states have chosen to not impose a 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.


Blogger Father Tyme said...

"Furthermore, why should there be a federal sales tax imposed on everything sold online, ..."

First off, it's a tax on a tax which I'm sure The Robert's Court will ignore just like paying State income taxes but not allowing those to be deducted from your fed tax (unless you make too much!).

Secondly, you can bet your ass that stock, mutual fund and other Wall Street transactions will be exempt from any tax because...whatever.

Thirdly, no one outside of a few thousand of us will give two shits because they "don't buy anything on the net!" Oh yeah? Well if business ABC buys something from business XYZ over the net it has to pay that tax. And you know it will never be passed on to the consumer who doesn't buy anything on the net!!! Hard to say that with a straight face!

Apathetic American Assholes! "It doesn't affect me, why shoud I be concerned?" The new AAA.

Where's the media on this? Oh yeah, sucking Corporo-Congressional Cock.

9:50 PM  
Blogger Anna Van Z said...

You said it! And your point about business-to-business sales is a good one; I hadn't thought about that.

9:57 PM  
Blogger Anna Van Z said...

When I called Hagan's office, the aide tried to tell me "it's just a bill to let the states do it".

And with every state except ND being cash-strapped, which state isn't going to immediately implement it? I said that to the guy, and told him "gimme a break!"

I also said, "when you people do something about a Wall Street transaction tax (or even holding them accountable), and going after offshore assets, THEN you can tax my measley little purchases!

4:58 PM  

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