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Another boycott against California....

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by Brian in Oregon, Jun 30, 2011.

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  1. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    California has passed new taxes on Internet sales. Amazon has decided to severe ties to 25,000 California website affiliates.

    California politicians are steadily isolating California because of greed and excessive regulations.
     
  2. sernv99

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    This isn't shocking or specific to CA....other states are looking at taxing 'net sales as well to make up for lost revenue...stop living under a rock and read the news for once.
     
  3. SirMissalott

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    I'm amazed this hasn't happened sooner??
     
  4. shot410ga

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    Soon California will be faced with a state full of poor people that cannot or do not pay taxes, and a few very rich with good tax lawyers. I moved from that state as has just about everyone I knew there. Including at least a half dozen business owners (me included). Example of craziness: Didn't San Francisco just try to pass a law that one cannot buy or sell a pet (dog, cat, even gold fish) any longer. They live in a different world.
     
  5. rustygun

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    Texas did the same thing and Amazon moved out. I think internet sales will eventually be taxed. I really don't know why internet sellers should get a leg up over local business, that has an investment in the community.
     
  6. birdogs

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    On what logical theory of just taxation can you believe that any state is entitled to tax revenue on items sold into a state over the internet? If the state does not provide nexus and thus "protection" to the seller, what is its claim to the revenue? Is it simply because the buyer happens to live in that state? If so, THAT violates the "Commerce Clause" of the US Constitution.
     
  7. b12

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    Birddog is 100% right.
     
  8. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    <i>"This isn't shocking or specific to CA....other states are looking at taxing 'net sales as well to make up for lost revenue....stop living under a rock and read the news for once. "</i>

    It's pretty well known this problem has already happened in other states.

    Do snotty condescending remarks come naturally to you or do you work at it?
     
  9. GW22

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    God has blessed the United States with a crystal ball which lets us see into our future. That crystal ball is California.

    California provides us a clear preview of what happens under a tone deaf liberal Government operating under a personal agenda solely for their own benefit, allowing illegal aliens and unruly urban urchins to take over cities like cockroaches in a dirty kitchen, encouraging sloth, subsidizing the breeding of those least equipped to raise productive offspring, misguided social engineering run amok, and mindless out-of-control spending. Despite California's staggeringly gigantic and tech-based economy, this type of wholesale political corruption and poor leadership has them on the brink of financial collapse. Thankfully, we have this preview of where the road we're on will take us.

    The only question is whether we have enough brains (and political will) to hit the brakes and turn the steering wheel before we get there. I'm thinkin' no.

    -Gary
     
  10. grunt

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    And you cant get circumcised in San Francisco either. What to do,what to do..
     
  11. BIG JIM IN BAKERSFIELD

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    I can't wait for that part of Commiefornia to fall into the ocean!! I will have ocean front property. BIG JIM
     
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