If you recall, Califailure passed a tax on on-line sales, causing Amazon to cancel their successful Affiliate Program in that state. We also know that the regressive mantra in the past year has been, “This is what democracy looks like.”
Of course, in Wisconsin, “democracy” meant preventing actual votes from being taken. You know, democracy! In a “democracy,” votes are only to be taken when the outcome suits the regressives. If they will not, well…I guess “democracy” cannot be permitted.
Now, back to the Amazon Tax. Amazon is refusing to collect taxes for Califailure, and is campaigning to have a referendum in order to repeal the tax. You know, democracy! However, according to Democratic State Legislators in Califailure, this is NOT what “democracy” looks like…
A group of California legislators plans to push a new online sales tax bill in a move to thwart tax opponent Amazon.com.
Lawmakers today used a “gut-and-amend” procedure that takes an existing bill and substitutes an online sales tax measure. The bill passed the Senate Appropriations Committee today.
In late June, Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill requiring Amazon and other online retailers to begin collecting sales tax on California transactions. The bill passed on a regular, majority vote. Amazon has refused to collect the tax and launched a referendum to have it overturned.
But Larry Levin, a spokesman for Sen. Loni Hancock, D-Oakland, said the new legislation would be different. It would pass on a two-thirds supermajority and would carry an “urgency” clause. That means it can’t be subject to ballot referendum, Levin said.
So, once again, “democracy” suddenly takes a back seat when the vote will likely go against the regressives. Always remember, that for the regressives, “democracy” is a one-way street-leading to their benefits, their wealth, and their power. All of that comes at your expense, of course.
H/T: Big Government