Monday, April 25, 2011
Dick "the Turban" Durbin wants your money
Illinois democrat Dick Durbin apparently never met a tax he didn't like. In an effort to skim even more money from already swamped taxpayers, Tricky Dick will propose a national Internet sales tax....
From Hotair -- As early as this week, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) told The Post he will propose sweeping legislation to tax all online purchases — in a move aimed at closing state budget shortfalls.
As it stands now, online retailers and customers only pay sales taxes on Internet purchases from businesses who reside in their state or larger Internet businesses who have outlets in that state. The larger retailers such as Amazon, Overstock, and others who don't have physical outlets in most states don't pay state sales taxes, therefor those savings can be passed on to customers. "Not so fast", says Durbin. He is driving businesses out of his state and inviting Internet businesses to boycott Illinois by placing a sales tax on all Internet transactions in which the point of purchase is in Illinois. And because his state is hemorrhaging jobs, he wants to make that rule apply to the entire country, just to make it fair.
Democrats are like bookies. They cannot tolerate any, ANY transaction in America taking place that doesn't include them getting a cut of the action. That's why the barter system of economy is making a comeback at the local level. What an awful person Dick Durbin is!