|Sent on:||Tuesday, August 20, 2013 11:47 PM|
|Subject:||Stand Against Taxation Without Representation|
|Date:||Tue, 20 Aug[masked]:44:43 -0700|
|From:||TN Campaign for Liberty <[address removed]>|
|To:||Matt Collins <[address removed]>|
In May, the U.S. Senate passed legislation that would force small Internet businesses to become sales tax collectors for nearly 10,000 tax jurisdictions.
If passed, the dangerous "Marketplace Fairness Act" will turn the Commerce Clause on its head, as tax collectors in one state would be free to pursue retailers across state lines.
Small businesses will face almost constant threat of audit and even being dragged into court in states where they may not have a physical presence.
TN would not be able to protect its small business owners should some other state come after them for a perceived wrong.
This is taxation without representation!
You and I must turn up the heat and bring attention to this issue before it’s too late.
Click here to sign your petition opposing an Internet sales tax.
Matt, it is critical you take action to stop the “Marketplace Fairness Act” or any other attempt to tax the Internet.
This bill is not about fairness.
And it isn’t just about taxes, either.
It’s about your privacy. And it’s about killing small businesses.
If passed, government bureaucrats are not only going to know you made an online purchase, but they will also have to know WHAT you purchased.
And new and higher taxes would destroy small web-businesses, crush economic growth, and set the stage for massive regulations that threaten the very existence of the Internet.
So please help me deliver a very clear message to TN Representatives by signing your petition today!
Senior Director of State Operations
Campaign for Liberty
P.S. If passed in the House, the misnamed "Marketplace Fairness Act" would raise taxes even more on all Americans, as a state sales tax on all goods purchased online would be implemented.
We simply must FIGHT BACK to stop the establishment from trampling on taxpayers and small businesses.
Please help me deliver a very clear message to TN Representatives by signing your petition today!