CEI Weekly: Proposed Internet Sales Taxes Will Hurt Businesses, Consumers

 

 

Feature: A state cartel is looking to change the way online purchases are taxed.

FEATURED STORY: Proposed Internet Sales Taxes Will Hurt Businesses, Consumers

 

Currently, states don't collect sales taxes from residents' online purchases with out-of-state retailers. But a group of senators is looking to change that. The Mainstreet Fairness Act would allow a cartel of states to homogenize tax codes and impose state sales taxes across state lines.This week, CEI Adjunct Scholar Jessica Melugin penned a Washington Times op-ed explaining how the Mainstreet Fairness Act would unduly burden businesses and ultimately hurt consumers. For more on internet taxation, read Melugin's San Jose Mercury op-ed from a few weeks ago.

 

 

SHAPING THE DEBATE

 

Oregon's Anti-BPA Packaging Legislation May Jeopardize Public Health

Angela Logomasini's op-ed in The Oregon Catalyst

 

When Washington Fails a Cost-Benefit Test

Wayne Crews' column in Forbes

 

Congressional Economics

Ryan Young and Jacqueline Otto's op-ed in The American Spectator

 

Congress Takes Another Stab At Combating Rogue Websites With the PROTECT IP Act

Ryan Radia's post on Technology Liberation Front

 

Telecom Deal Scrambles Hill Reactions

Ryan Radia's citation in Politico

 

Conservatives Blast T. Boone Pickens' Plan to Seek New Subsidies for Natual Gas Vehicles

Myron Ebell's citation in The Dallas Morning News

 

Time to Dissolve Sugar Supports

CEI's citation in The Jacksonville Daily News