Tax isn’t for fairness
I see where our state Republican elected officials are in favor of charging state sales tax on items bought online. This is definitely not a page from the true Republican concept of limited government and limited governing, especially in regards to taxation of the common person.
Supporters of this tax have used the “mom and pop” argument to back their claims. I have not heard anyone argue; what if “mom and pop” do not sell what you want and you buy an item in the international marketplace (which is probably true for most online purchases)? In that case, the state will still tax you because that is a major function of the state; and screw the individual and how he/she might benefit from an online purchase.
I believe the only reason that government officials are backing this tax is for the enrichment of government coffers. It is not for fairness in the marketplace.
I believe that Wal-Mart has been accused of being instrumental in the decline of mom-and-pop stores and in the decline of many small-town centers. Now they are using this argument to back the tax. Hypocrites! PAUL CHRIST