Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Internet sales taxes unconsitutional


I have read recent articles about attempts to tax Internet sales.

However, as a self-appointed Constitutional expert (since I can read English), I find that taxing Internet sales is against the U. S. Constitution.

Article 1, Section 9 places the following limitation on Congress:

"No tax or duty shall be laid on articles exported from any state."

Further, Article 1, Section 10 prohibits certain powers of states.

Specifically: "No state shall, without the consent of the Congress, lay any imposts or duties on imports or exports, except what may be absolutely necessary for executing its inspection laws."

I believe that it would be much easier for local businesses that feel unfair competition to consider repealing the local sales tax than to bypass the U. S. Constitution.

Perhaps businesses selling on the Internet find it unfair that buyers have to pay for shipping when buying on the Internet. Shipping costs plus sales tax would be very unfair!

The only reason governments want to tax the Interact is so that they can squander more of our money, not protect local businesses!

If governments continue spending the way they have been spending, many, many more cities, states, and the U. S. with its trillions of dollars of debt will go bankrupt!

JAKE JACOBY

Ketchum




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