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Just this December, before I could buy the new parts for my new rig, I was required to enter my Zip code. The moment I did so, our roughly 10% sales tax popped up. I'm a King County resident.

Aha, it must be in King County because I live east of the mountains and never see a tax. You live in a socialist bastian of tax and spend liberals so I am not supprised. We on the other side of the state are getting tired of the wishes of 3 Counties on the west side making laws that we don't want and can't do anything about because the population is packed into 3 Counties and we end up with a Gov. lopsides Dem.
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Which will not happen. Criticize Obama all you want but he has done a much better job than his peers could have. At least Democrats try to appease the common man to win influence. Republicans make no such notion and are entirely loyal to the top 1% that put them int heir cozy offices.

Seriously.

I can't think of a single economic policy that has come from the right since Reagan RAISED taxes that have benefited anyone other than major corporations and the extremely wealthy. They deregulated during the Bush era and look where that got us; The worst recession in history.

It seems as if the saying "give them an inch, they'll take a mile" works both ways.
 
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It's rather obvious that this new tax was instigated by the rich people, to punish average Americans, because the rich were told that they had to start paying some of their own fair share of earned-income taxes. You know, like average people have been doing all along.
This tax is out of sheer spite. Mere retaliation for the end of the Bush-era tax cuts for the rich. Nothing more, nothing less.
The infrastructure for collecting and distributing the taxes on on-line spending is staggering.
The cost of collecting and distributing this tax on billions of on-line purchases negates any benefit that may have arisen from it.

You could not be more wrong, this is about physical retail stores complaining that not having a tax on internet sales in not fair to them, progressives in Congress are using it to get more revenues so they can waste more of our $. I am sorry you have been missled into thinking all rich people are bad but most of the taxes that were raised were on small business's and not the wealthiest folks. It hurts our economy and the middle class. Until we start seeking the real truth and not beleiving everything Obama blurts out of his mouth we are going to continue down a path of distruction.
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At least Democrats try to appease the common man to win influence.

So you actually think "paying lip service" is a GOOD thing? Really? rolleyes.gif
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So you actually think "paying lip service" is a GOOD thing? Really? rolleyes.gif

Yes he must. It is Chic to be a supporter of Obama and the Dems, they are cool and that's all that matters so all of there propaganda will be beleived by the blinded masses.
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Yes he must. It is Chic to be a supporter of Obama and the Dems, they are cool and that's all that matters so all of there propaganda will be beleived by the blinded masses.

2009 unemployment: 9.9%
2013 unemployment: 7.7%

Must be lip service and being chic.
 
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The idea that there is a significant difference between Democrats and Republicans, at least in practice, is almost pure myth.

It's like being given the option between Pepsi and Coke when I hate carbonation.
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2009 unemployment: 9.9%
2013 unemployment: 7.7%

Must be lip service and being chic.

In all fairness, not all of that is necissarily because people are finding more jobs; many have simply stopped looking.
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It's rather obvious that this new tax was instigated by the rich people, to punish average Americans, because the rich were told that they had to start paying some of their own fair share of earned-income taxes. You know, like average people have been doing all along.
This tax is out of sheer spite. Mere retaliation for the end of the Bush-era tax cuts for the rich. Nothing more, nothing less.
The infrastructure for collecting and distributing the taxes on on-line spending is staggering.
The cost of collecting and distributing this tax on billions of on-line purchases negates any benefit that may have arisen from it.

Fair share? Fair is a pretty subjective word, and 'what's a fair share' is a Liberals question. Taxation is not a moral question, it's an issue of necessity.
Why do people have an idea that the government has a moral claim to our earnings? Who are you to decide what other people should pay on the basis of what you think is a fair amount that should be taken from them?
If you ask what's a fair share then you are giving the government, by right, a certain amount of your earnings to spend where ever they want.

What about all those people out there that don't pay any share? How can someones "fair share" be no share?
 
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Fair share? Fair is a pretty subjective word, and 'what's a fair share' is a Liberals question. Taxation is not a moral question, it's an issue of necessity.
Why do people have an idea that the government has a moral claim to our earnings? Who are you to decide what other people should pay on the basis of what you think is a fair amount that should be taken from them?
If you ask what's a fair share then you are giving the government, by right, a certain amount of your earnings to spend where ever they want.

What about all those people out there that don't pay any share? How can someones "fair share" be no share?

Well said R.D. Bid
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Fair share? Fair is a pretty subjective word, and 'what's a fair share' is a Liberals question. Taxation is not a moral question, it's an issue of necessity.
Why do people have an idea that the government has a moral claim to our earnings?

Exactly, it is an issue of necessity. The free market is not something that occurs in a vacuum, it is protected and promoted by the US military dominance, just as it was originally promoted/protected by the British empire. Additionally, for it to function effectively, it requires government investment in infrastructure and regulation. The free market is just an abstraction, an ideal. In reality, it is always dependent on some degree of corporatism-that is corporate/government interaction and cooperation. Protecting the free market means supporting the conditions that allow it to occur in the first place.

Similarly, individuals only earn wealth under the free market system as a result of the conditions created by the US global dominance. So is it unreasonable to ask the to support the system that allowed them to become wealthy in the first place?
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