A liberal legislator is calling for the tax on Internet purchases to be enacted. He stated it would be fair, and went on to say it would be fair to local storeowners.
What would really be fair would be to add the tax and then require stores to collect a shipping charge for everything they sell.
I never buy anything online that I can find in my local shops, and usually I make do without it. Many homebound seniors cannot get out to shop and rely on being able to get what they need online.
Then they are hit with a shipping charge that normally amounts to plus or minus 15 percent of the merchandise cost. They are already being overcharged, and if you add another 5 or 6 percent sales tax on top, it really becomes very expensive.
What is fair about that?
Delegate John Doyle seems to think, as all liberals do, that the answer to all problems is to raise taxes. He went on to say that this is an opportunity to do a legitimate tax reduction.
Did I read right? We can find some other tax to reduce by that amount of money?
What a joke. Can anyone tell me when any tax has been reduced, with the exception of on food, because another tax was imposed?
I am not real sure that some tax was not raised to make it revenue neutral.
The bottom line is that this is another way for states to reach into your pocket, take your money, and waste it like they do with what they already get.
Harold L. Ash