Internet Sales Tax Laws

Ted Cruz: Internet Sales Tax Means Underwriting Local Nanny Statism

And why should a business in Texas underwrite stupidity elsewhere?

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Even though the outcome is not in doubt, senators and outside groups are making their final pitches for and against a Senate plan to allow states to collect sales taxes for Internet purchases.

Freshman GOP Sen. Ted Cruz, for instance, is among those arguing the bill is effectively a tax increase on consumers.

"How is it fair for a Texas business to collect taxes to support California Gov. Jerry Brown's big spending? Or to underwrite New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's nanny statism or Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's anti-Second Amendment agenda?" Cruz said in a Sunday opinion piece at Real Clear Politics.