Governments way of helping business

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/07/19/sen-reid-says-internet-sales-tax-could-pass-in-2012/

Therein lies the problem.
Slow down drinking soda
Slow down smoking
whats next?
Any ideas?
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  1. I just read a story the other day, maybe it was here or maybe it was somewhere else - I am not sure. The bottom line was Amazon is planning to move warehouses into states that will require them to tax online purchases. Their goal is to provide one day shipping by moving into these states (I believe PA and CA were first on the list.)

    I live in PA and in all honesty I don't mind paying tax on items I buy from Amazon (or elsewhere for that matter.) I've had it good for years with no tax on items and even with a few extra pennies per dollar tacked on I'll still have it good. Buying things online - no gas, very little time spent running from store to store - awesome. At the end of the day, even with tax, Amazon is significantly cheaper ($2.50 for a cable on Amazon vs. $20 at Wal-Mart anyone?), easier, and more convenient than any brick and mortar store out there.
  2. JAYDEEJOHN said:
    http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/07/19/sen-reid-says-internet-sales-tax-could-pass-in-2012/

    Therein lies the problem.
    Slow down drinking soda
    Slow down smoking
    whats next?
    Any ideas?
    These is for your own good to be healthy!
  3. Maybe we should pay the people not to do it, and raise taxes to pay for it, sorta the same thing, might work for an election campaign
  4. Ah, Idiocracy. One of my favorite movies. :)
  5. I think Bloomberg is doing it wrong.

    Basic economics...to limit a certain economic activity, you tax the crap out of it.

    That way, the state get money for health/whatever...and those who want their sugary drinks can have their 64 ounce'r...at a price that will limit them.
  6. A big guy weighing 247 lbs, who works construction needs 20 8 oz glasses of water a day.
    Now drinking more than 1 tenth of your daily liquids at a meal isnt unheard of, and this law discriminates against those men.
    Its unlawful to discriminate, but they simply dont care, as they are our masters
    http://www.csgnetwork.com/humanh2owater.html
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