Online Sales Tax - the Most Wrongheaded, Socialist Editorial --- Ever.
Maine Today Media Editorial
Our View: Congress should pass online sales tax bill
The current system hurts state tax collections and puts local businesses at a disadvantage.
Local businesses have ... hard time competing with online retailers...not all ... competition is fair.
Online companies ... have built-in advantages....can negotiate better prices with...suppliers. ...don't have to collect sales tax... (where)... they don't have a physical presence, giving them...unfair price advantage ....
.... hurts local businesses... employees and ... vendors ...taking money out of the local economy.... hurts the state.... misses out on tax... used to pay for schools, roads and care for... elderly and disabled.
Awwww - life isn't fair. We need a level playing field. Everybody gets a trophy.
This editorial must have been written by a Socialist. There is no other explanation for the apparent presumption that Government has a right to dictate how, when and where Americans shall spend their own money, and that Government has a "right" to more of that money.
How dare anyone say that because of online retailers, "local businesses are losing sales that should be theirs"? Who says those sales "should be theirs"? By what right?
What happened to personal liberty, and freedom to spend our money when, where, and how we like?
Americans shouldn't be subject to any further forced taxation, nor should Government be enabled to reach further into our pockets without our consent. Nobody has a "right" to any more of our dollars. Nobody has a right to say which businesses "should" get our dollars.
No more involuntary extortion, thank you very much. No more forced redistribution of wealth.