nofaith: You believe they don't have the Supreme Court after Bush v. Gore? and what about that 60 vote majority thingy in the Senate - wtf is that about?
Actually Ron while you do not get charged sales tax you are responsible for paying use tax on any item shipped to you from out of state at a rate roughly equivalent to the sales tax rate. So, if you are ordering from Amazon and not paying taxes to the seller you are required by law to pay the use tax. If you are not you are cheating on your taxes.
@dangyankee - federally they have the House and that is all. The rest of your comment is a perfect example of scare tactics that are used to keep the low information voters casting their ballots for Democrat candidates even though it is the policies of the left that are hurting the little guys.
I can't help wonder what the GOP's end game is. In SC they are in control of all the branches of government, yet what do they have to show for it? Federally the have two of the three branches, yet what do they have to show for it?
What is their end game? Bringing back the 7 day work week? Ending child labor laws? No taxes for those making over $30,000 a year? NRA membership for new borns? Bringing back Pauper's Prisons? Shoving lesbian and gay citizens back into the closet? Not allowing women to have credit cards or the right to vote? African Americans being counted as 3/5's human? Then end of science as a study in schools? The end of public schooling? When they obtain total and complete control of our government what will they do? What is their end game? What will feed their beast?
Physical location, not state incorporated in. Amazon is one of those companies incorporated in Delaware, but located in Seattle WA.
Ms Cohen . . . if you want to spotlight a new, interesting albeit low-ambience eatery, check out the new NY-style outdoor hot dog stand - a REAL NY stand (I know, I lived there for 60 years) . . .featuring Sabrett doggies, authentic NYC paprika onions, and a whole bunch of stand-like yummies. It can be found on Rivers Avenue, in the Cycle World parking lot (I think that's 4606 Rivers) . . .(I think the stand will not be there the week of May 12th . . .) A big woof-woof for these authentic NY doggies . . . RHB
Duffy, which charges are u disputing? who's analysis r u disputing? Instead of demanding more research from others (a tired old ploy) u may want to actually specifically mention wtf u r talking about. You used a lot of words to express very little. Are u pathetically attempting to attack the article or a commenter? Anyone who opposes big government is correct in their assumptions. Your quote is a blatant indictment of big government, silly. "became extensions of the corps they were supposed to be overseeing", thats the inefficient federal govts fault!, get it?
What are the bases for these charges? References or citations to any research would be helpful to substantiate very dubious analysis. Anyone who opposes big government, does so in great part because of the incestuous relationship with big business.
"During the Reagan years, Washington cut funding to many regulatory agencies, and as a result they were unable to perform their legal duties adequately. Under George W. Bush it got worse. Many regulatory agencies simply became extensions of the corporations they were supposed to be overseeing."
Cha Cha's is a creeper. You can walk in to this lost strip mall joint and not expect anything at all. You can walk in and expect the typical American version of "authentic" Mexican. Or, you can just walk in and take it for what it is and then some. They have something special happening there. I've been going since they opened, and that was a rough start to say the least. they've really pulled the quality up by the bootstraps. I once had crappy service from a dum-dumb server at a table in the pool table room, that we kinda got forced to sit at, but never at the bar and never anywhere else with table sized parties.
Just tonight, the bartender smiled at me when I ordered another special cocktail. Like, I genuinely felt as if he was happy to make the drink rather it be an insult to his workload to make a $3 margarita. He was sincerely being gracious and hospitable.
The other major part about this place is the food. (going back to what to expect from authentic or americanized) It is what it is, and it's all good!! Bacon studded guacamole? You really can't go wrong with that. That may have just been a special, but it sincerely shows and proves that there is someone in the kitchen that truely cares about food.
Other than that, three words: Pork Belly Taco.
It will change your life......no really, it will.
(as long as they keep the pork belly portion well off)
Fun stuff, bro! Hicks helped write the accountability review report. I guess that exhaustive inter-agency report with, sadly non-Fox agents reporting, is not a thorough examination of what happened.
you're looking for someone to say, "Obama wanted to win the next election?" Is that what you're looking for? Or, "They have weapons of mass destruction?" What is it you're looking for? And please be EXPLICIT.
Nicely written and insightful w/o being sappy or pandering. Should make your mother very proud.
Good thoughts, Will. Thanks.
Ogre...Muslim Communist states? Aren't most Muslims pretty anti-communist?
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!
Congrats on having such a good Mom. You might want to move closer. Or borrow the figureheads you need for your daughter.
Very nice column.
History is dead.
I guess Sanford should have switched parties,and then driven the ex into a creek and left her to drown. That way Will would have just loooooved him.
Well, I'm not saying that the Gov is an ideal organization (local, state, or fed). I'm just saying that regulation is a necessary evil. And yeah, sometimes I think OSHA is just a big Federal Anti-Darwin program, but seriously, should someone have to risk their life to earn a paycheck stitching garments together?
"Spending more money on the dead is less for the living."
Huh?? The structure is being preserved for the living. It's called the "Preservation Society", that's what they usually spend their money on. I'm sorry, but I still don't understand your comment.
I agree with you, Ron, but not for the reason you're thinking...
I agree that sales taxes should apply to internet sales, but I do not agree with the way it is being implemented in the proposed law. Sales taxes are an important source of revenue for state, and some local, governments. However, internet sales should be taxed at the rate of the location of the business, not the consumer. (And I'm talking about the HQ, not some shipping warehouse.) That's what needs to happen if they really want to "level the playing field".
By basing tax rates on the business' location, the chief complaint about the law, that it would be too complicated to implement, would no longer exist. Moreover, this approach would more closely resemble the current sales tax structure for physical sales. If I get in my car and drive to Atlanta, and go into a restaurant to eat, when I pay the bill I'm taxed at the effective rate in Atlanta. I don't get to flash my SC driver's license and pay SC sales tax. It should be the same if I buy a widget over the internet from a company in Atlanta. Why should the sales tax go to SC? The company is in GA, so shouldn't GA reap the benefit?
So, Ron, I agree that you shouldn't pay SC tax for Dexter from Amazon; you should pay Washington sales tax.
Gunny, I think what you will find is most people speaking against "regulation", are speaking against federal regulation. This is because the feds are extremely cost inefficient at doing anything. Cities, counties and states have far more to do with building codes than the feds.
Ask anyone who has had to work with (or in spite of) OSHA or FEMA how efficiently these organizations operate. You site "greed and avarice" in business then claim intelligence for not noticing the same in government.
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