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$580 billion in new tax revenue Obama is seeking to gain
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samsloan
2013-05-08 19:32:09 UTC
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Obama pledged not to raise taxes on the middle class, but this week he
said that he is seeking $580 billion in new tax revenue.

Since he cannot get any more tax revenue from federal income taxes, he
is going to need to get this $580 billion from other kinds of taxes
such as his Internet sales tax that targets companies like Amazon and
people like Sam Sloan who sell their products on line.

It is clear that this Internet Sales Tax will discourage people from
buying online. It might even put Amazon out of business. Who among us
has not bought something from Amazon recently?

Looks like the people made a big mistake in re-electing Obama. Too
late to change that now.

Another way this could backfire is nowadays the US Postal Service gets
most of its revenues from delivering packages. If people stop buying
online because of this Internet Sales Tax, then the postal service
will have fewer packages to deliver. The postal service is already in
financial trouble even without this loss in revenue.
samsloan
2013-05-09 02:27:29 UTC
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I do not have a million dollars in sales so I do not meet the
threshold for the Internet Sales Tax. However, if I list a book on
amazon.om or abebooks.com or alibris.com and a customer buys it, then
the customer will be charged a tax and amazon.com will transfer that
tax to me. Even now, if a customer in New York State buys one of my
books on amazon.com, then the customer must pay New York Sales Tax
since I am in New York.
k***@attt.bizz
2013-05-09 16:59:20 UTC
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On Wed, 8 May 2013 19:27:29 -0700 (PDT), samsloan
Post by samsloan
I do not have a million dollars in sales so I do not meet the
threshold for the Internet Sales Tax. However, if I list a book on
amazon.om or abebooks.com or alibris.com and a customer buys it, then
the customer will be charged a tax and amazon.com will transfer that
tax to me. Even now, if a customer in New York State buys one of my
books on amazon.com, then the customer must pay New York Sales Tax
since I am in New York.
THe government can't do *anything* without increasing the
complication. ...and that's supposed to be free.
samsloan
2013-05-12 18:11:05 UTC
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Post by samsloan
I do not have a million dollars in sales so I do not meet the
threshold for the Internet Sales Tax. However, if I list a book on
amazon.om or abebooks.com or alibris.com and a customer buys it, then
the customer will be charged a tax and amazon.com will transfer that
tax to me. Even now, if a customer in New York State buys one of my
books on amazon.com, then the customer must pay New York Sales Tax
since I am in New York.
Once the camel is allowed to get his nose in the tent, his body will
soon follow.

samsloan
2013-05-09 02:30:17 UTC
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Let me tell you how it will be
There's one for you, nineteen for me
'Cause I'm the taxman, yeah, I'm the taxman

Should five per cent appear too small
Be thankful I don't take it all
'Cause I'm the taxman, yeah I'm the taxman

If you drive a car, I'll tax the street,
If you try to sit, I'll tax your seat.
If you get too cold I'll tax the heat,
If you take a walk, I'll tax your feet.

Don't ask me what I want it for
If you don't want to pay some more
'Cause I'm the taxman, yeah, I'm the taxman

Now my advice for those who die
Declare the pennies on your eyes
'Cause I'm the taxman, yeah, I'm the taxman
And you're working for no one but me.
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