As the Online Sales Tax commentary gets more attention from various state governments some of their ideals and even drafted legislation leave much to be desired. During the last two weeks four states have introduced and in some cases passed legislation directing their state’s small businesses to begin collecting online sales taxes in direct violation of Federal Law.
This will only serve to set their efforts back as larger online behemoths such as Amazon.com, Wall-Mart, and others begin to sue them in court. At this time none of these states (My own included) can enact any legislation until Washington gets to the task at hand of passing the current “Main Street Fairness Act” now on the desk of the U.S. House of Representatives. My own feeling is that Speaker Of The House Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) has no other aspirations other than to use this as another game piece in his efforts to stall any real meaningful resolution to this issue.
Read this article below and make up your own minds, your own cities, counties, and states economic futures hang in the balance if this legislation never reaches President Obama’s Desk for signature. As one left-hander to another, President Obama, I’m asking as a voter, and small business owner for you to sign this legislation at your earliest opportunity.
To voters in every state, I’m asking you to be more prudent during the upcoming mid-term elections so that we may actually send new representation to Washington that will end this political gridlock. Even if you select someone from a third-party.