WE R HERE Recognizes National Small Business Week
Washington, DC - We R Here Executive Director and tax fairness advocate Phil Bond released the following statement in recognition of the 50th anniversary of National Small Business Week:
“As Americans mark the 50th anniversary of National Small Business Week, WE R HERE and our member companies thank the members of Congress who have stood up for small businesses and spoken out about their opposition to the so-called Marketplace Fairness Act. Their principled stand is a timely reminder that intelligent federal legislation can help small businesses thrive, just as ill-conceived ideas like the MFA can slow growth and job creation.
“This year, Congress has the opportunity to stand up for small businesses by rejecting the Marketplace Fairness Act. Despite its name, the MFA is fundamentally unfair, and represents a massive new regulatory burden for thousands of small online retailers in every state and Congressional district. As these retailers and others struggle to keep their doors open, the last thing Congress should do is undermine them with the prospect of multiple audits from state and local tax collectors that have been set loose on the Internet. WE R HERE and our member companies applaud the members of Congress who spoke up this week, and we hope that more representatives and senators will decide that National Small Business Week is the perfect time to do the same.”