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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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