---- Internet Sales Tax Fight Coming Back To US Congress
incrediBILL - 6:27 pm on Nov 30, 2011 (gmt 0)
Why do most of the laws they create or seek to create, benefit the huge multi-million dollar corporations?
Because the big companies can afford lobbyists.
Either all the little guys need to band together and do the same, or go the cheaper route and simply fire them by voting out all incumbents at every election until they hear the message loud and clear.
However, if there is a flat tax on the internet, it will still be a level playing field and I don't buy eBay's reasoning because it will cost the same amount of tax no matter where you shop online, opposed to no tax currently. The battle is currently price and shipping costs and it will still be price and shipping costs leading the shoppers wallets. Assuming the flat tax is only 5% or some such opposed to many states that have hit 10% like California, shopping online will still be cheaper.
If the little guy can't compete with a flat 5% tax he can't compete today either.
Those that will obviously survive will be specialty sites that sell things you simply can't find anywhere else except online or have prices so low that you literally can't find it cheaper anywhere else.