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  •  Why? (4+ / 0-)

    The local "brick and mortar" get local services . . . police, fire, the benefits of mass transit, all that tax supported stuff.  The online vendors don't.  Why should they be taxed for services that they don't receive?

    And is it really of benefit to force me to drive to the mall or wherever, wasting time and gas (and municipal services) to get something that could be delivered to my door with much less impact on the environment?

    Fake Left, Drive Right . . . not my idea of a Democrat . . .

    by Deward Hastings on Mon Apr 22, 2013 at 04:23:58 PM PDT

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    •  Brick and mortar stores already pay (2+ / 0-)
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      bleeding blue, Radiowalla

      Property taxes....or cover them with the rent payments.
      But actually, the consumer is the one paying the sales tax, not the retailer.

    •  The online vendors aren't being taxed (1+ / 0-)
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      Gary in NY

      They're just collecting taxes from the customers in a certain state or city or taxing jurisdiction. You're right, Amazon.com isn't benefitting from police, fire, roads, etc. But the Amazon customer who lives in that part of the country is certainly benefitting from those government services.

      "Stupid just can't keep its mouth shut." -- SweetAuntFanny's grandmother.

      by Dbug on Mon Apr 22, 2013 at 05:31:43 PM PDT

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