Posted by Brutus | Posted in Conservative Corner, Democrats, Obama, Republicans, RINOs | Posted on 20-04-2009
It is evident Congress and Obama had their fingers in their ears or their heads up some orifice on April 15, 2009.
There is speculation Congress will propose a bill to force all online retailers to collect sales tax. Currently, sales taxes are only collected from buyers where there is a brick-and-mortar. For example, since there is a Circuit City in my state, any purchase I make online comes with sales tax.
Buyers are supposed to keep receipts from online purchases and pay the tax every year by April 15. State governments are whining that they are not getting their fair share and need federal money to cover their excessive indulgences.
According to the New York Post:
“It makes us the tax collectors,” said Jonathan Johnson III, president of online retailer Overstock, which has long opposed efforts to get retailers to collect sales taxes.
This is just one more case where government is trying to confiscate more money from citizens making less than $250,000 a year.
The bill is expected to be sponsored by Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WYO) and Rep. Bill Delahunt (D-MA) . It seems the only time the government is truly bipartisan is when it is trying to find more ways of beating money out of its serfs.