Should States Tax Internet Sales?

Discussion in 'Brown Cafe Polls' started by UpstateNYUPSer, Jun 20, 2011.

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Should States Tax Internet Sales?

  1. Yes

    39.5%
  2. No

    60.5%
  1. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Should States Tax Internet Sales?
     
  2. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    I'm surprised such an old outdated law exist (only pay taxes where they have a physical store).

    That is deadly for any local community, and keeps many unemployed out of work, too.
     
  3. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Personal experience?
     
  4. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    I see the poll has taken a turn to the no side.
    Well, atleast make it fair then, and get rid of sales taxes all together !

    Who cares about the State and National debts ? May the future pay for it all !
     
  5. pickup

    pickup Well-Known Member

    Why in the world do you get so upset when the poll doesn't go the way you want? I was going to vote "yes" but since you don't like the "no" answer, can you guess which I voted?
     
  6. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    The poll says "state" not province so you should probably stay out altogether.
     
  7. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    Hey, we felt the Bush f-up here (global recession), and are feeling the Greek one, too, and all we need now is more US National debt and more US currency devaulation.
    We live in a Global world since a few decades, if you haven't noticed it, yet !

    But, hopefully all is not lost, and the BRIC countries just might take up the slack, when the US goes broke.
     
  8. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Oh Good, start sending those nice new bills of yours to every foreign country there is. Thanks for helping!
     
  9. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    Atleast you agree, those are awesome new nice bills :)
     
  10. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Anyway....back to the poll....states have got to tap every revenue source possible and taxing Internet sales would be an ideal revenue source.
     
  11. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    No new taxes. Cut spending.
     
  12. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    right! we don't have a revenue problem, we have a spending problem !
     
  13. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    Closing tax loopholes isn`t really adding new taxes.
     
  14. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    It most certainly is a new tax if you don't pay it now.
     
  15. pickup

    pickup Well-Known Member

    Let's remember that the above opinion comes from a man who told advised another person to open a hot dog cart because amongst other advantages, the money earned is off the books. This same man also routinely smuggled in meats , liquours and other goods from the United States into his country, in an effort not to pay his beloved V.A.T. taxes.

    In short, Klein is a fan of taxes other people has to pay, not so much of a fan of taxes that he has to pay.
     
  16. pickup

    pickup Well-Known Member

    Looks like even the software that calculates the poll is favoring the "No" vote.

    4 for yes =33.33%

    8 for no =66.67 %

    It looks like the "no" vote got an extra .01 percent.
     
  17. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Hit that nail on the head.
     
  18. pickup

    pickup Well-Known Member

    Indeed, that nail was driven in with just one strike.
     
  19. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Don't forget, Friday (24th) is the big day (Quebec Nt'l Day). Looking forward to the announcement of earnings from the hot dog cart.
     
  20. pickup

    pickup Well-Known Member

    Yes, I am as well. I am sure that no other long established and experienced hot dog vendors will be at the event that Klein is setting up at. And even if there are, I am sure they will welcome with open arms, the new kid on the block who wants to be their competition.