What Others Are Saying
As WE R HERE enters the battle against unfair and unwarranted efforts to impose new tax burdens on small online retailers, here’s what some prominent voices in America already are saying about the ill-advised legislation pending before Congress – and what should be done to keep online commerce generating jobs and prosperity.
Manchester’s Union Leader newspaper says a national online sales tax law "would do tremendous harm to New Hampshire businesses large and small."
U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) declares that “A growing number of independent think tanks, taxpayer advocates and journalists have exposed numerous flaws with the Marketplace Fairness Act (MFA).”
OnTownhall.com, former U.S. Rep. Barr of Georgia opines “Internet Sales Tax Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing."
The Standard-Examiner newspaper of Ogden, UT, categorizes Internet tax proposals as “Orwellian” and adds, “If one of these bills becomes law, it should promptly be challenged in court.”
In West Virginia, The Charleston Gazette newspaper published an op-ed by author, artist and investor Dan Cook in which he asks, “What sane person would want to start a small mail-order enterprise (that might eventually become a chain of stores) when faced with those unreasonable burdens and stumbling blocks?”