Liberty Group Opposing Internet Sales Tax To Protest Obama Visit To Chattanooga

Thursday, July 25, 2013

A liberty group that opposes imposing an Internet sales tax said it will protest President Obama's visit to Chattanooga next Tuesday.

Officials of the Tennessee Campaign for Liberty said they will be leading the protest against President Obama's push for an Internet sales tax (known as the Marketplace Fairness Act) during his visit to the Amazon.com fulfillment center.

The group said, "Amazon.com is also pushing the new Internet Sales Tax, which coincidentally was written by Tennessee's own Senator Lamar Alexander and supported by Governor Bill Haslam."

"Working families just can't afford another new tax," said Matt Collins, an organizer with the Tennessee Campaign for Liberty. "It's sad to see Governor Haslam and Senator Alexander pushing President Obama's agenda by supporting the Internet sales tax."

The Marketplace Fairness Act (MFA) passed the Senate earlier this year, 69-27, and is waiting for a vote in the House of Representatives. 

The group said the bill (S743/HR684) "would allow state governments to impose sales taxes on out-of-state businesses by overturning the 1992 Supreme Court case Quill Corp vs North Dakota. The MFA would force Internet retailers to be subject to over 9,600 tax jurisdictions nationwide."

 It is opposed by the Campaign for Liberty, eBay, the Cato Institute, the Heritage Foundation, the National Taxpayers Union, Americans for Tax Reform, Americans for Prosperity, Freedomworks, the Heartland Institute, Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn, and many other conservative figures, it was stated.


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