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Mary Landrieu to Louisiana voters: I'm going to tax your online purchases

Pelican State voters who took advantage of Cyber Monday deals at their favorite online retailers may have enjoyed their last tax-free Christmas shopping experience, so says Sen. Mary Landrieu.

12/02/2014
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Keep Your Internet Purchases Sales Tax Free

Today marks the biggest online shopping day of the year! Dubbed Cyber Monday, millions of people are expected to take advantage of huge sales and mostly sales tax-free online shopping. Unfortunately, though, this could be our last tax-free Christmas shopping season if some politicians get their way.

12/01/2014
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Here's how Harry Reid and his crony pals in the Senate could cause a $15 billion tax hike

Inaction in the Senate on the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act (H.R. 3086) could cost Americans nearly $15 billion each year, according to a new study from the American Action Forum.

10/15/2014
"Is Amazon Cheating on the Internet Sales Tax?"
"There's nothing wrong with keeping Amazon tax-free, but the online retailer wants to use taxes to stifle competition."
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Amazon Is Not "Cheating" on the Internet Sales Tax

The National Bureau of Economic Research recently published the shocking finding that raising taxes on a service causes people to use less of that service. Despite this having been common knowledge to economists and non-economists alike for literally hundreds of years, much is being made of the study, which focuses on how the internet sales tax affects consumers’ use of Amazon.com.

05/01/2014
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Democrats’ Role Reversal on Corporatism

Old stereotypes die hard, regardless of their increasing inability to reflect reality. Consider the caricature of the corporate fat cat, clad cartoonishly in top hat and spats, building monopolies, crushing competition, exploiting workers and all the while lining his pockets with wads and wads of filthy lucre. Now quick, how do you think our straw industrialist will vote? If you said Republican, you’re not alone.

03/28/2014
Capitol Hill Update, 18 November, 2013
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Capitol Hill Update, 18 November, 2013

Capitol Hill Update, 18 November, 2013House & Senate/Schedule: The House and Senate are both in session the week, and both will recess next week for Thanksgiving. 

11/18/2013
NDAA in the Senate: Why We Should Be Prepared to Defend Ourselves from the Defense Authorization Bill
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NDAA in the Senate: Why We Should Be Prepared to Defend Ourselves from the Defense Authorization Bill

The Senate is expected to spend the bulk of the upcoming week on their edition of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the bill that outlines what Congress is allowed to spend on most aspects of defense for Fiscal Year 2014.  This includes the DoD, some of the Dept. of Energy, Veterans' Affairs, and "Overseas Contingency Operations" (OCO) spending, which is funding for the drawdown in Afghanistan.

11/16/2013
New Poll Shows Marketplace Fairness Act Universally Opposed
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New Poll Shows Marketplace Fairness Act Universally Opposed

A favorite quote of mine, by Benjamin Franklin, goes like this: “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”

09/13/2013
See Whether Your Senators Voted for the Internet Sales Tax Here!
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See Whether Your Senators Voted for the Internet Sales Tax Here!

Last night, the Senate voted to pass the so-called Marketplace Fairness Act (S. 743) and send it to the House.  This bill allows states to band together to form a sales tax cartel under which a business which sells products online must collect taxes for states where their goods are being shipped.  There are a multitude of problems with this bill – it is potentially unconstitutional, it raises taxes, it will harm startup businesses online, and it fundamentally changes the way that taxes can be collected.

05/07/2013
Capitol Hill Update, 6 May, 2013
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Capitol Hill Update, 6 May, 2013

Capitol Hill Update, 6 May, 2013

05/07/2013

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