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Democrat Proposes Internet Sales Tax

By Wyatt Earp | July 5, 2010

Wow, new taxes proposed by Democrats? I am shocked and appalled.

But please, someone tell me how the Democrats are for the “little guy” and how they really care about the middle class. They care alright. They care about all of the money we have to fork over to them every year. Hope. Change. Economy-Killing Taxation.

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.

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.

Of course. Our president thinks that “when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody.” Yeah, tell that to my bank account.

Topics: People I Hate | 14 Comments »

14 Responses to “Democrat Proposes Internet Sales Tax”

  1. RogerDee Says:
    July 5th, 2010 at 8:48 am

    I know people that read this blog are up to speed on what big government does to our economy, but there are too many people with their head in the sand (or elsewhere). Wake UP America, and let’s throw these professional political pilferers the hell out of office. Good Morning Wyatt!!!

  2. Loaded Dice in Vegas Says:
    July 5th, 2010 at 10:45 am

    I never met a dem pol who didn’t ry to put his hand in your pocket. Some repubs. too.

  3. Wyatt Earp Says:
    July 5th, 2010 at 11:23 am

    Roger – I’m a firm believer in term limits and throwing them all out – regardless of Party.

    LDIV – Does this really surprise anyone, though? Democrats raising taxes are as natural as an STD from Paris Hilton.

  4. Old NFO Says:
    July 5th, 2010 at 11:41 am

    Good point about the STDs… Problem is, we can CURE STDs with antibiotics, what do we cure politicians with? Ballot box or bullet box???

  5. Smite A. Hippie Says:
    July 5th, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    taxes are to politicians, what crack is to a junkie.

  6. Smite A. Hippie Says:
    July 5th, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    NFO – I say both, gotta make sure they don’t come back again.

  7. BobG Says:
    July 5th, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    “Congress consists of one third, more or less, scoundrels; two thirds, more or less, idiots; and three thirds, more or less, poltroons.”
    -H. L. Mencken

    Time to throw them all out and hit the reset button.

  8. Fenway_Nation Says:
    July 5th, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    Delahunt doesn’t have to worry about re-election. He conveniently decided to retire once word got out that he was the Norfolk County DA who saw absoultely no problem with kicking sociopathic fratricidal psychobitch Amy Bishop loose after she fatally shot her brother.

  9. Smite A. Hippie Says:
    July 5th, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    oh and – “Democrat? shocker!”

    This is the same party, that gave us idiots like this:

  10. Stan Pool Says:
    July 5th, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    I have a small swimming pool supply business that I operate out of a single location. I find it highly unfair that internet merchants have don’t have to charge sales tax but I do. Several customers have told me that they turn to the internet for many items that they would otherwise buy from me. I am glad to see a law that would put us on a level playing field.

    Let’s reduce or eliminate all sales taxes, but apply them fairly


  11. Wyatt Earp Says:
    July 5th, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    Old NFO – Let’s start out with a ballot.

    Smite – I love when politicians decry “the rich.” You people ARE the rich, morons!

    BobG – I’m all for that. Get some real people down in Washington and see what develops.

    Fenway – Really? How did I miss that? Well so long, Delahunt. You will not be missed.

    Smite – Okay, that’s funny!

    Stan – I have no problem with that at all. It’s not like we’re taxed half to death already.

  12. Ralph Short Says:
    July 5th, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    Basically, this is a side show since once they get cap and tax, and the 03 marginal rates expire at the end of 2010 along with new taxes on capital gains they will be in fat city. Personally, I think almost every elected democrat, nationwide, won’t be happy until all checks come out of Washington. The elected ones and their fellow traveling bureaucrats know best for sure.

    Stan, why not develop a web site and tell your customers how to order from you. Does that eliminate the competition?

  13. Ralph Short Says:
    July 5th, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    btw, the snapshot of Delahunt looks like a mugshot to me. Which is at it should be.

  14. Wyatt Earp Says:
    July 5th, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    Ralph – There was a story on Drudge that said that we’re only six months away from the highest tax hike in American history. Bend over, America!