The internet has seen a boom of online purchasing. To my mind it’s a drawback when a person in one state can make a purchase in another state and not be charged a sales tax. It hampers commerce within the state for many online businesses. Why pay sales tax to a business in your state when you can purchase out of state and save a buck or two?
I know they think they had good intentions when they made those tax laws but it’s really hindering commerce rather than helping it. The states’ revenues from sales tax is down because more and more people are turning to the internet to make their purchases. To make up the difference states are raising taxes and putting an even larger burden on their own working and locally purchasing constituents. Myself, I don’t mind paying the taxes for purchases regardless of where I purchase them. If I were visiting out of my home state and made a purchase I would be charged sales tax so why should the internet be any different?
There are plenty of other reasons to use the internet for shopping, such as:
1.Â Saving gasolineÂ whichÂ will help slow down the emissions that Al Gore says are heating up the planet and causing global warming so he can spend more time in his jet … not to mention the fact that gasoline prices continue to rise… dollar for dollar shipping costs are a lot cheaper because you can transport in bulk rather than single purchasesÂ .
2. You don’t have to have a major upheaval at home getting the kids ready to go to store after store after store chasing sales.
3. Or put up with their bickering in the back seat because they are bored.
4. You don’t have to fight your way through traffic congestion.
5. You don’t have to worry if you left your glasses behind when you need to read the fine print.
6. You don’t have to worry about the idiot who’s late for work trying to ram your vehicle down the street so he can get around you.
7. You don’t have to worry about all those uninsured motorists allowed on the roads today.
8. Fighting the sales crowd and rude shoppers in the stores.
9. Shorter checkout times. (I really hate having to spend 30 minutes in a checkout line when my shopping time takes less than half that time, not to mention getting stuck even Â longer if a price check has to be done.)
10. Finding what you need is just a search engine away.
It’s not easy always covering every news story when it happens but this one is very interesting so I’m going backwards a bit: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/02/28/AR2007022801426.html
If you look at what’s happening today in conjunction with that story it’s simple. Mexico is replacing its own citizens with immigrants south of its borders while sending their citizens here. Eventually there won’t be any citizens in Mexico who can vote the existing government out of power or instigate a revolution against a corrupt government. Given the U.S. Policy of forced acceptance of all the illegal aliens who have invaded our borders, there’s a simple solution. Let them all move here, let the other South American Countries move into Mexico, then those of us who want a life of freedom can invade the countries they left behind and acheive status quo once again. Except we can do a better job of securing the borders this time aroundÂ to prevent this mess from happening again.
Given that Central and South America have much more temperate climates for the most part, we might just consider ourselves better off.