Last week the U.S. Senate voted to support Internet sales taxes. Could online sales taxes drive web traffic down?
For now Americans are safe from any such tax taking place because the proposal will not be voted on in the U.S. House of Representative.
Online business owners across the internet who don’t want their web traffic or sales to suffer are calling for action. Call your Senator and demand a “No” vote on the “Marketplace Fairness Act” (S. 336)
Recently, big corporate interests, high-paid DC lobbyists, and statist
governors believed their agenda had the votes locked up and that this
amendment would easily pass through the Senate.
Wanting to rush their amendment to the floor early in the week, they thought an early vote would guarantee passage with an overwhelming majority of senators.
In reality there is nothing fair about the “Marketplace Fairness Act” and if it is passed your online sales and web traffic will plummet.
Proponents of this amendment were planning on convincing the Speaker of the
House and the Majority Leader to pass the bill through their respective chambers.
They did not count on web traffic advocates who flooded the Senate with emails, calls, and faxes from concerned constituents. Additionally, as senators heard from hundreds of thousands of Americans opposing this scheme, more of them began to shy away from the National Internet Tax Mandate.
The pressure from folks fed up with D.C.’s tax-and-spend status quo was so great that the vote on the amendment was delayed to give special interests more time to browbeat Senators into compliance.
As an online Web Traffic Advocate I urge you to maintain contact with your
Senator to let them know you want a “No” vote, share this article and The Web Traffic News with friends, family and collegues who care about their online interests.
It’s critical that this legislation does not pass because if it does the National Internet Tax Mandate will:
• Raise prices on everything you buy online
• Provide big-spending governors with new bailout money from the federal government imposing more taxes on their citizens
• Violate the principle of “No Taxation Without Representation” by allowing state legislatures to raise taxes and leave small, out-of-state businesses with little, if any, recourse against those tax hikes
• Allow tax collectors in one state to pursue retailers across state lines
I know you can see how crucial this is to your sales and web traffic plus the massive cost of compliance with the National Internet Tax Mandate could
drive small Internet companies out of business, while others may never even get started.
Meanwhile, the incentive to raise sales taxes will lead to an explosion of already out-of-control state budgets. Growing government while shrinking the most dynamic sector of the economy is a recipe for economic stagnation.
The elitists and special interests behind the National Internet Tax Mandate think they one step closer to victory wich means now is the time to turn up the
heat on the House and Senate to make sure we stop the National Internet Tax Mandate from passing this Congress.
Your web traffic and sales depend on it!