Selling our national soul for 30 pieces of silver

The United States Senate recently voted overwhelmingly to proceed with debate on the so-called Marketplace Fairness Act, and scheduled a final vote for May 6. This law, if passed, would authorize states to require Internet-based companies without a physical presence in the state to collect and remit sales taxes to state and local governments, forcing Internet retailers to know and apply thousands of different sales tax laws – potentially one for every state, county and city in America that collects a sales tax.

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