Wow, man, news via computer? What were they smoking? Take a look for yourself… And ever since, the government has been trying to control it, if not ban it outright. The proliferation of news sources since the onset of the internet has been a thorn in the side of our statists since day one, and they aren’t going to stop. Just think about it; the internet did for news what the printing press did for knowledge itself. It increased accessibility to a world of news and information that was previously inaccessible. Governments don’t like that-it pokes holes in narratives.
Well Congress is at it again. They’re trying to ram through a bill called the “Marketplace Fairness Act” and it’s anything but fair. It’s a bill that would fundamentally change interstate commerce by imposing tax burdens on Internet-based businesses while not applying the same burdens to brick-and-mortar companies. It’s extremely discriminatory by its very nature. Representative Mike Enzi (R, Wyo) tried to introduce this flawed bill back in February, but it met stiff opposition in committee so Enzi was forced to shelve it. Two months later it has been restructured so that it qualifies for a Senate rule that allows […]
The subject of sales tax on internet sales is something to which I haven’t paid much attention. From time to time some of the conservative blogs I follow have written on the subject and invariably they are dead set against the idea. Frankly, I have been left scratching my head as to why. So, I am hoping that you, dear readers, can help educate me on this. I have some questions. Why is “state” sales tax an issue for the federal government? From Fox Business_ For the record, you’re supposed to pay sales tax for online purchases (assuming you live in one of the 45 states with […]
Apparently, some governors are seeing dollar signs with online purchases. The bigger problem? The GOP seems to be on board. Big Government has more… Small companies who want to sell their products online are in real trouble. Some Republican governors, eager to enrich their thinning state coffers, are endorsing a tax that would be imposed on products sold online.According to the National Conference of State Legislatures Strapped, states could reap as much as $23 billion in new annual revenue. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie recently agreed to allow Amazon to collect sales taxes on his state’s online purchases if they located […]
Late last week, our “progressives” went on a rampage or irony that had me tied in knots. It’s literally taken me a couple days to get all the information together to write this post, as well as yesterdays look at Think Regress. At any rate, News Max had the following article regarding anonymity of “democracy or human rights activists.” Facebook has become an important tool for democracy and human rights activists and it needs to do more to protect them, including allowing the use of pseudonyms, a US senator says. “Recent events in Egypt and Tunisia have again highlighted the […]
Doug over at the Resistance posted this yesterday, and I thought it needed the good old CH treatment. For this post, I will fire up the CALL IT SOMETHING ELSE Translation Matrix. For those of you that were around for the original incarnation of this blog (hell, only Snarky read it back then), you’ll remember that it is a device that translates liberal into reality, often with amusing results. Over thirty organizations want the Federal Communications Commission to open up a probe on “hate speech” and “misinformation” in media. “Hate has developed as a profit-model for syndicated radio and cable […]