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house Bill H.R. 235

Is it Time to Ban State Taxes on Internet Access (Except the Ones That Already Exist)? Vote!

Argument in favor

Internet access is a vital part of modern life and should be tax-free. Banning taxes on e-commerce will benefit consumers, businesses, and the economy as a whole.

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09/16/2015
"Our free and open Internet has made invaluable contributions to democracy both here in the United States and around the world. Whether you are rich, poor, young or old, the Internet allows all people to seek out information and communicate globally." [sanders.senate.gov]
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BarackObama's Opinion
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02/25/2015
"The internet is a service. There shouldn't be any fees included with this service that may restrict the ability of some to not use the internet fully."
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DonaldTrump's Opinion
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09/16/2015
"Before we do anything, simplify it. Make it nice and easy for people to understand, and reduce taxes.” [allenbwest.com]
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Argument opposed

State and local governments should be able to impose taxes on internet access or e-commerce if they want to — it can be a very lucrative form of tax revenue.

ElizabethWarren's Opinion
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09/16/2015
"Voted YES on authorizing states to collect Internet sales taxes." [ontheissues.org]
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PacificCstar's Opinion
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08/19/2015
States that try and tax e-commerce just drive those businesses to less regulated states.
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Eric's Opinion
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04/16/2015
Should not be tax free but who should get the tax, the purchaser out the supplier? Figure it out before a law is discussed and passed.
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    "Our free and open Internet has made invaluable contributions to democracy both here in the United States and around the world. Whether you are rich, poor, young or old, the Internet allows all people to seek out information and communicate globally." [sanders.senate.gov]
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    "Voted YES on authorizing states to collect Internet sales taxes." [ontheissues.org]
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    "The internet is a service. There shouldn't be any fees included with this service that may restrict the ability of some to not use the internet fully."
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    "Before we do anything, simplify it. Make it nice and easy for people to understand, and reduce taxes.” [allenbwest.com]
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    Government needs to STAY OUT OF THE INTERNET!!!
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    Stop trying to tax everything you greedy pieces of shit!!
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    Does there exist ANYTHING in our lives that some dumbass politician and/or bureaucrat not want to tax? NO NEW TAXES! NO TAX INCREASES!
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    Simple: the Internet is a conduit for information. That's all. Freedom of information. Bill of rights.
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    Taxing the internet is just another money grabbing scheme from the government. Students now rely on the services that the internet offers and they would be hard pressed to be taxed on their school research. It would also impact lower income individuals that can't afford it.
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    The internet is the democratizing force in information, communication, business, and many other aspects. As long as someone has access, they can build a website or sell a product. Taxing the internet would seriously hamper the growth of small businesses and skew e-commerce sales towards large companies & corporations.
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    We already pay for Internet access for home PC, and for smart phones. If there was a charge or fee in addition to that, just enlarges government, and decreases our freedom.
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    All retailers should be subject to sales tax
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    Little or no taxes for Internet transactions has proven to be a helpful stimulant to the economy, and it brings convenient and affordable products to the consumer's home.
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    The internet should not be taxed, as it is used in everyday life, and in this day and age, is very necessary to stay in your place in society.
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    Read my text: no new taxes.
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    "For the taxes already in place, any resulting additional revenue would be used to provide individual income tax relief for taxpayers." Read more at http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/news/207713911.html
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    States that try and tax e-commerce just drive those businesses to less regulated states.
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    Should not be tax free but who should get the tax, the purchaser out the supplier? Figure it out before a law is discussed and passed.
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    We have long since passed the time that the Internet should be a tool provided by service providers, tax free to every American.
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