Tuesday, July 26, 2011

California's insane attempt to tax products sold on the Internet

In a latest effort to avoid dealing with their spending problems, California has decided to try to collect sales tax on products sold over the Internet. Never mind that it would lead to significant lost business for thousands of marketing affiliates--individuals and small businesses--that partner with online retailers. Never mind that it would most likely cause more unemployment in a state already struggling with joblessness. Never mind that it almost certainly violates a 1992 Supreme Court ruling. It allows Sacramento politicians to keep $200 million in pension benefits, social programs, and other pet projects--so it's clearly worth it.

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