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All I can say is welcome to what we experience online every day in Texas frown.gif. It sucks but you get used to it.
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I don't oppose paying taxes to my state (Lord knows MI needs them). I just hate to see who is backing this (corporations) and realising what this is really about. Just another example of politicians being owned and controlled by corporate greed. The only reason this is seeing the light of day is these companies believe we will all move back to buying from them if they can force us to pay tax on online purchases.

Well you know...I might. If they can some how manage to match the price even after tax and shipping is applied. However, as many online retailers have found, it is cheaper to sell items from a warehouse than to have a store front. So these corporations that are pushing this are probably just going to hurt their image without increasing their bottom line much.
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Even with sales tax, shopping online is comparably cheaper than shopping in a B&M.

The problem is our tax dollars are misappropriated to building fighter jets (F35) that don't work and utterly stupid crap like that.
 
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Even with sales tax, shopping online is comparably cheaper than shopping in a B&M.

The problem is our tax dollars are misappropriated to building fighter jets (F35) that don't work and utterly stupid crap like that.

Sales tax goes to the state...not many states are building fighter jets.

...that isn't to say that States don't need to re-evaluate their budgets though
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All I can say is welcome to what we experience online every day in Texas frown.gif. It sucks but you get used to it.

What? I live in TX and I definitely don't pay sales tax when purchasing off Newegg... Whatcha smokin buddy?
 
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Cut spending. Don't increase the amount available to spend.
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We just got done talking about this in one of my classes. It's an interesting problem. On the one hand, the extra taxes paid would be beneficial to the state (assuming they are put to good use). On the other, who does the tax go to? If I buy something from NewEgg, I pay tax because they have a shipping plant in TN (I assume TN gets the sales tax from this). If I bought something from TigerDirect and I had to pay sales tax to TD (they ship from GA most of the time for me), does GA get my sales tax? If I'm going to pay it, I'd rather TN get it, though I usually hate buying from NewEgg (Amazon generally has better prices in my experience)
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@ Methos: Ohhhh Nooooo, Fiscal conservancy! Ask europe how that worked out... Oh wait, you can't see them through the tear gas...
Personally I like teachers to have jobs, just me.

OT: This is going to pass, what politician would vote this bill down?
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post #19 of 243
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All I can say is welcome to what we experience online every day in Texas frown.gif. It sucks but you get used to it.

yea but TX doesn't have state income tax (at least when I lived there)...thats a luxury most of the U.S. doesn't have...only a handful of states are like that...so Texans are already at somewhat of an advantage
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Originally Posted by Biorganic View Post

Honestly, the country needs revenue and millions of people shop online. They NEED to tax online sales. (U.S. really needs to raise taxes in general, but that hedges on prohibited talk...)

Everyone will whine and complain but it is a guaranteed eventuality.

No the country doesn't need revenue. The amount of money the government spends is unsustainable. It's impossible to raise taxes enough to fix the deficit. Even at a 100 percent tax rate.
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