A small business killing 'fairness' tax

NY Times:
Antitax groups seem to be losing their influence, as Republican lawmakers’ constituents support legislation that would require Internet retailers to collect sales taxes.
This is a tax that will kill off some small businesses, which maybe what some of its proponents intend, especially the brick and mortar stores.  For small craft entrepreneurs who sell on eBay and Etsy it will be a hardship that may push them out of business entirely.  It is also a hardship for rural purchasers who buy on line to save the cost of fuel while looking for an item.  I find that the cost of delivery is usually close to the cost of sales tax on many items.  What the bill does is not fairness   It is a special interest legislation to benefit a few as well as feed the coffers of greedy government.


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