quote: Internet stores do have an unfair advantage.
quote: The state governments are losing several hundred dollars a year from me alone, and I'm sure there are more people like me.
quote: people who contribute nothing (illegals)
quote: But why aren't the white people who hire the illegals ever arrested?
quote: If there are no jobs, they will stop coming here.
quote: Of course it was thrown out after hispanic groups threatened to sue for reasons of racism.
quote: But in the end, it is harming local communities. Sales taxes pay for roads, schools, police, firemen, etc. And states shouldn't rely on the federal government to make up for that because it isn't the federal government's job.
quote: Internet stores do have an unfair advantage. Both lower overhead which results in lower prices as well as not collecting sales tax unless you live in a state where they have a presence.
quote: If CA spent more reasonably chances are it wouldn't even need a sales tax at all
quote: where companies hold "jobs" hostage for ransom.
quote: Honestly corporations is Europe aren't anywhere near as whiny, or employ as many lobbyists.
quote: We have some of the highest Corporate Tax rates in the world. How can businesses compete?
quote: Google 2.4% Rate Shows How $60 Billion Lost to Tax Loopholes
quote: Welcome to the new America, where companies hold "jobs" hostage for ransom.
quote: I say if online stores are made to tax me, then charge my local sales tax and send the money to my local government. That way I at least get to have a say in how that money is wasted...er...spent.