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Old 08-06-2011, 11:40 PM
 
Location: Palm Springs, CA
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Texas Gov. Rick Perry this week signed a state budget bill that requires sales tax collection by Amazon.com Inc. and any other online retailers with in-state subsidiaries that support retail operations, such as distribution centers.

The bill signed this week, SB 1, covered a broad range of fiscal matters and included the same provisions that Perry, a Republican, rejected in May.
Will we see outrage from the same people who lambasted California a few weeks ago for doing the same thing? Rick Perry said he was against it in May. Looks like he's changed his mind.

Legal/Regulatory - Texas gets tough on web taxes - Internet Retailer

And Amazon now considers Texas to be a "bad state" for business. Amazon has become a corporate bully.

Amazon Battles States Over Sales Tax - WSJ.com
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Old 08-06-2011, 11:49 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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Yes, I'm outraged.

Bad move by Perry, imho.
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Old 08-06-2011, 11:58 PM
 
Location: An overtaxed suburb of NYC
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Amazon has become a corporate bully.
Bully? You do realize it's not Amazon that will be paying the taxes, but you, the customer.
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Old 08-06-2011, 11:59 PM
 
Location: PA
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I'm not surprised. He's a bad flip flopping globalist like his fellow bed wetter Romney. I hope people on this forum better start waking up that this is a trend you can easily see in Perry if you don't fall for his nice combed hair and Texan accent. He's as phony as Romney, who are both as phony as Obama
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Old 08-07-2011, 12:30 AM
 
Location: San Antonio Texas
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Will we see outrage from the same people who lambasted California a few weeks ago for doing the same thing? Rick Perry said he was against it in May. Looks like he's changed his mind.

Legal/Regulatory - Texas gets tough on web taxes - Internet Retailer

And Amazon now considers Texas to be a "bad state" for business. Amazon has become a corporate bully.

Amazon Battles States Over Sales Tax - WSJ.com
Why should Perry ever stand up for the consumer? It's par for the course for that prissy scumbag. Walmart must have lobbied him pretty hard. The consumer loses again.
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Old 08-07-2011, 12:33 AM
 
Location: PA
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Why should Perry ever stand up for the consumer? It's par for the course for that prissy scumbag. Walmart must have lobbied him pretty hard. The consumer loses again.
But he has good hair and has an accent!
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Old 08-07-2011, 03:49 AM
 
Location: Palm Springs, CA
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Bully? You do realize it's not Amazon that will be paying the taxes, but you, the customer.
Yes, I realize that entirely, but that's not the issue. The issue is that Amazon's business model is based on tax evasion. They have a physical presence in California because their Kindle product is manufactured there, and they have a distribution center in Texas, so in both cases, they are required to collect sales taxes, but are refusing to do so.

Another problem is that they are making it more difficult for local businesses to stay in business. If Amazon ends up winning this battle, I would like to see Texas and California eliminate their sales taxes entirely so that local businesses can at least compete with Amazon. The states can then raise their income and/or property taxes to make up the difference.
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Old 08-07-2011, 05:32 AM
 
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But he has good hair and has an accent!
And he prays to Jesus!
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Old 08-07-2011, 05:37 AM
 
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
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Will we see outrage from the same people who lambasted California a few weeks ago for doing the same thing? Rick Perry said he was against it in May. Looks like he's changed his mind.

Legal/Regulatory - Texas gets tough on web taxes - Internet Retailer

And Amazon now considers Texas to be a "bad state" for business. Amazon has become a corporate bully.

Amazon Battles States Over Sales Tax - WSJ.com
What outrage? Every state has the right to tax businesses within that state. If any business in a given states makes a sale to someone within that state, then they are obligate to collect and pay any required state tax. However, if that same business were to make a sale to someone outside of that state, then there is no state sales tax applied. The method of how the product or service was ordered is immaterial.

It is no different than ordering anything via mail. If you live in the same state as the business, you pay the state sales tax. If you do not live in the same state, then you do not have to pay any state tax.
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Old 08-07-2011, 07:15 AM
 
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I'm not surprised. He's a bad flip flopping globalist like his fellow bed wetter Romney. I hope people on this forum better start waking up that this is a trend you can easily see in Perry if you don't fall for his nice combed hair and Texan accent. He's as phony as Romney, who are both as phony as Obama
BINGO!!! I just hope people wake up and realize this before they elect either of them idiots.
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