Brown signs bill that requires online retailers to pay state sales taxes
Original post made on Sep 23, 2011
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on Sep 23, 2011 at 10:50 pm
Good news. Soon online retailers will loose the edge they had over physical book store. How will the online retailers keep their winning ways.
What will be their next move?
on Sep 27, 2011 at 4:00 pm
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Remarkable how short-sighted and dense our governor is. Does he really think that making the consumers pay 9% more for online sales will BRING BACK the retailers that have already died or that it will somehow spur the economy?
The only time you should impose a TAX on a purchase is if you're trying to discourage its usage (i.e. alcohol, tobacco, etc.). So what is Moonbeam trying to discourage now... reading?
Amazon (and other online retailers) won based on selection, convenience, and pricing. Maybe local businesses could compete cost-wise if we'd lower the minimum wage... This is merely another way to try and increase state coffers to pay for failed social programs.
on Sep 27, 2011 at 4:08 pm
Parent of Two,
"selection, convenience, and pricing"