SPRINGFIELD, Virginia - Today, Campaign for Liberty President Norm Singleton released the following statement in response to attempts to attach Internet sales tax legislation to the Omnibus spending bill, the tax extenders bill, or any other bills considered by Congress before they adjourn for the year. This legislation would turn federalism on its head by allowing states to force online retailers to collect and remit sales taxes for the over 9,700 tax jurisdictions in the country.
“It’s extremely disappointing to see a bipartisan group of senators and representatives trying to play ‘The Grinch Who Taxed Christmas.’ The Internet sales tax legislation would not only raise the price of everything we buy on the Internet but would prevent the growth of the next Amazon or Overstock.com,” said Singleton.
“With the GOP and the Democrats competing with each other to see who can tax and spend the most, it’s no wonder that the Congress continues to suffer a dismal approval rating. As one of the last sectors of the economy with little government interference, it’s vital we keep the Internet free from government intrusion.”
Campaign for Liberty opposes any legislation that seeks to hamper the unprecedented advances and prosperity that the Internet has achieved.
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