Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Democrats want a middle-class Internet tax hike because That's What Democrats Do

A Democrat (Artists Conception)
Now Democrats are standing aside to let a big middle-class tax hike come on Internet access.

The Internet tax moratorium was never permanent. It’s needed to be renewed every few years, but until now, that’s not been much of a problem. But despite House Republicans getting the job done now with a permanent renewal, Barack Obama, Harry Reid, and the Democrats are dragging their feet.

Democrats are trying to tie this issue to the unrelated issue of interstate sales taxation, and trying to pass that Big Box Overreach bill that would vastly overcomplicate the whole situation even as it shoved sales tax down the throats of non-sales tax states.

Why we can’t just ratify the Streamlined Sales Tax interstate compact, letting states opt into the Internet sales tax plan if they want, I’ll never get. Why we can’t just renew the moratorium on taxing people for basic Internet access, I’ll never get.

They’re Democrats. Who can tell what they’re thinking? People tell me there’s no difference between Democrats and Republicans, but once again we see a big difference.

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