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  1. Real World

    Real World Moderator Staff Member

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    Why is it that these losers always look for new ways to squeeze taxpayers for more money, as opposed to cutting spending? As usual, we hear the "Save the Children!" cry about schools and police. :rolleyes: Puh-leez. Would these be the same police that make $100-200k per, or the same schools that already spend about $12-15k per pupil? Why don't they instead mention the apartments for Aunti Zenutti, or the $22,000 health insurance plans given for free, for life, to 1 term city councilmen? Hey Billy Delahunt, November will be here before you know it you chooch. :mad:

    July 2, 2010 12:28 PM PDT

    Democrats push for new Internet sales taxes

    by Declan McCullagh

    Bill Delahunt

    The halcyon days of tax-free Internet shopping will, if Rep. Bill Delahunt gets his way, soon be coming to an abrupt end.

    Delahunt, a Massachusetts Democrat, introduced a bill on Thursday that would rewrite the ground rules for Internet and mail order sales by eliminating the option for many Americans to shop over the Internet without paying state sales taxes.

    At the moment, Americans who shop over the Internet from out-of-state vendors usually aren't required to pay sales taxes. Californians buying books from Amazon.com or cameras from Manhattan's B&H Photo, for example, won't be required to cough up the sales taxes that they would if shopping at a local mall.

    This is hardly a new debate: pro-tax officials and state governments have been pressing Congress to require taxes to be collected for a decade or so. They argue that reduced sales tax revenue threatens budgets for schools and police, and say that, as a matter of fairness, online retailers should be forced to collect the same taxes that brick-and-mortar retailers do.

    Democrats push for new Internet sales taxes | Politics and Law - CNET News
  2. scott c

    scott c On the Game Day Roster

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    Here in Maine we are supposed to declare our online purchases and pay the sales tax to the state.....nothing new....:D

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