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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
Why Do We Do This? My Answer to Glenn Beck
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Why Do We Do This? My Answer to Glenn Beck

At BlogCon in Dallas, many of us had the unique opportunity of being in the studio audience for two tapings of the Glenn Beck show at TheBlaze Studios. During a panel discussion on the harassment and intimidation faced by conservative bloggers, Glenn challenged us.

05/29/2013
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
Coalition Letter Opposing the Marketplace Fairness Act
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Coalition Letter Opposing the Marketplace Fairness Act

FreedomWorks has signed onto the following "Memo for the Movement", drafted by the Conservative Action Project, in opposition to the Marketplace Fairness Act, S. 743

05/06/2013
Marketplace Fairness Act and the Grey Market
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Marketplace Fairness Act and the Grey Market

The Marketplace Fairness Act would subject retailers to sales tax audits from 50 different states and tax laws of nearly 10,000 local tax authorities. Proponents of this bill claim that this levels the playing field between internet merchants, such as Ebay or Amazon with brick and mortar retailers like Walmart or Best Buy. Critics point out that it only boosts the tax bill for America’s consumers and allows state governments to tax businesses not within their jurisdiction.

05/01/2013
The FreedomCast - Episode 30 - The Marketplace Fairness Act: Internet Taxation
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The FreedomCast - Episode 30 - The Marketplace Fairness Act: Internet Taxation

On today’s edition of The FreedomCast, Curtis Dubay, Senior Tax Policy Analyst at The Heritage Foundation joins me to discuss the improperly named “Marketplace Fairness Act” and the 9,600 different tax jurisdictions that online retailers will be forced to comply with if it passes.  Contact your Senators!  Tell them to vote NO on this disastrous bill. 

04/23/2013
FreedomWorks Key Vote NO on an Internet Sales Tax
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FreedomWorks Key Vote NO on an Internet Sales Tax

Dear FreedomWorks member,As one of our millions of FreedomWorks members nationwide, I urge you to contact your U.S. Senators and urge them to vote NO on the Marketplace Fairness Act,S. 743, a bill that would allow states to collect internet sales taxes without regard for state borders.  

04/19/2013
The New Luddites
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The New Luddites

Today, Ned Ludd and his followers are best known from the term Luddite: a much needed contribution to the English language that expresses fear or hatred of technology. But while the word has since taken on the connotations of a back-to-nature, Druidic-like disdain for modernity, it should be remembered that the original motivations for the Luddite movement were purely economic. The textile artisans saw their livelihood threatened by advances in mechanization, and lashed out to protect their own interests.

04/11/2013
The Unfair Effects of the Marketplace Fairness Act
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The Unfair Effects of the Marketplace Fairness Act

On Friday, March 22, the United States Senate conducted a “vote-a-rama,” featuring an unlimited number of amendments to the federal budget being brought to the floor for a vote.

03/26/2013

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