House panel renews ban on internet taxes
Ok...so let me get this straight:
There is enough income from taxes to support the current gov't spending, as evidenced by lower income taxes.
Why the heck are the democrats trying to impose taxes on internet sales? Don't they know it is the same thing as imposing a discriminatory tax on those with internet hobbies...like all of us here? Or is that the plan?
What a crock! BTW If I sell via the Net..Then I have to pay the sales taxes. If I collect sales taxes then I just have to pass that along to the government along with my "uses taxes" which is actually sales tax that I would normally pay if I had to pay sales tax at the time I buy things from my wholesalers.
I just see it as double taxes...unless they could figure out a way to track it acurately...but then they would raise taxes to pay for the audits that it would require..so I say LEAVE IT THE *%#& ALONE!
[This message has been edited by Mntsnow (edited 08-03-2001).]
How much money does the government directly pay on the internet's infrastructure? I'm paying for the infrastructure with the money I give my ISP, right? So what is the internet tax money going to pay for that enhances my web experience? I pay taxes so I can drive on roads the gov't built, get unemployment due to a weak economy (thanks Greenspan), provide law enforcement, etc. What benefit will an internet tax have to those who pay it?
My guess is it would go to pay other things.. like welfare for those too lazy to work(yes there are jobs out there)... and for feeding starving people all over the world... healthcare for illegal aliens....
the more we are taxed and the more the gov spends.. the more our country starts to look like a socialist form of gov
The simple fact of the matter is that the dems don't care, they want more money. I'd rather see the govt operating on a deficit and us paying fewer taxes... the interest generated on our national debt stimulates the economies of other nations world wide and that just comes back to us in trade...
Not exactly true...the interest paid on National debt goes mostly to our own nation. That being because the majority of the national debt is money the gov't owes to pay off gov't bonds issued and gov't loans from US banks and organizations.
That is why the gov't has reduced the amount of bonds sales in the last year...to reduce the national debt.
As a consumer and a small business owner, I agree wholeheartedly with the sentiments you all have expressed regarding internet taxation. I also hear from other business owners that they feel it is unfair to have to charge sales tax to customers while internet companies do not...it causes many of them to lose business to internet companies, plus it takes CITY and COUNTY taxes (which have been rising in rural America) away from those entities, and causes property taxes to go up. While in my heart I want to see the internet remain a tax-free zone, the reality of the situation is we are saving a few pennies at the price of higher taxes elsewhere, plus the possible loss of small businesses that can't compete with the internet-based companies. Just a thought, no flames please.
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