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Internet Taxes?


As many state governments struggle to balance their budgets, it should come as no surprise that politicians are looking for new sources of revenue. Proposals to require state governments to collect sales taxes from consumers making purchases online again are back in play because, it is said, public treasuries are being starved of needed cash, and local “brick-and-mortar” retailers are being injured as more and more commerce shifts to a now-tax-free Internet.  Internet commerce may be the Commerce Clause’s last gasp. If so, we might as well cede all powers to Washington and obey the edicts of a totalitarian central authority.  Read more at Independent.org

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