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    Stop the Internet Sales Tax

    Senators Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) are expected to introduce a bipartisan bill aimed at increasing your taxes by taxing purchases you make on the internet.  The bill’s name is deceitfully titled the Main Street Fairness Act of 2011 – it is neither main street nor fair. The bill seeks to hurt online retailers and consumers alike, and will suppress internet entrepreneurship and your wallet.

    Nam Y. Huh / APCurrently, purchases made over the internet from out-of-state companies are tax-free, because the companies are not physically located within the state, which is a requirement for a state to levy taxes.  The bill expands the government’s role into the internet and would create burdensome regulations on businesses. Collectively, the states are estimated to collect some $23 billion dollars from taxpayers. The internet has operated efficiently without taxation and government regulation since its inception; and that’s what makes the internet an unrivaled marketplace for ideas and goods.  

    Call your Senators today, and tell them to OPPOSE the Main Street Fairness Act of 2011.

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