"I regard the basic human value that underlies my own beliefs as tolerance, based on humility. I have no right to coerce someone else, because…
"Statism? It's the opposite of 'statism.' This is the privatization of a basic government function. Isn't this the stuff your libertarian wet dreams are made of?"
No, Travis, it isn't. This is government compelling private businesses to perform an act of law enforcement on its behalf. And, these businesses (and most everyone else) have already paid taxes to fund said government to perform this duty. Sounds like the opposite of libertarianism on both ends, to me.
"They grew up an an America without limits or consequences, where you got to have the great society, Vietnam War and moon landing all at the same time. It's difficult for them to comprehend that hard choices are required now and you can't just spend your way out of every bad choice."
WJH sounds like a responsible fiscal conservative here. I like it.
And how long do you think it would take for them to move their executive offices to DE if it meant more sales?
What do you call their HQ, Gunny? Is it where they're incorporated? Many companies incorporate in Delaware due to its laws. And, Delaware has no sales tax.
Maybe I like your solution...if every online retailer moved to states with little or no sales tax, then other states may lower or eliminate those taxes to compete. Federalism at its finest!
Ned, the disregard for civil liberties you've displayed today is very un-libertarian. But it's only 3% of the population, so who cares how free they are, right?
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