Thursday, July 16, 2015

The Senate is trying to sneak through the National Internet Tax Mandate

From Campaign For Liberty:

Unless you and I act now, the National Internet Tax Mandate could sail through the Senate, the House, and into law before the end of the month!

Campaign for Liberty members continue to keep the National Internet Tax Mandate from even being considered by the House of Representatives, but the powerful special interests behind it have not given up their efforts to raise the price of every good you buy online.

Campaign for Liberty staff have heard that a “bipartisan” group of Senators—led by Big Government Republican Mike Enzi and Big Government Democrat Dick Durbin—are trying to attach the National Internet Tax Mandate to the “must-pass” Highway Appropriations bill.

Their hope is that if they can attach the Internet sales tax to the Highway bill the House leadership will ram the Internet sales tax into law rather than risk even a temporary shutdown of federally-funded highway programs.

It seems like a full-proof plan, but there is one thing the statists are not counting on…

The same thing that has blocked every other scheme to sneak the National Internet Tax Mandate into law...

Campaign for Liberty members like you!

If we let the Senate know the people are watching, and oppose any attempts to pass the National Internet Tax Mandate, we can stop this deal!

So please call your Senators today and tell them to vote NO all votes to attach the National Internet Tax Mandate to highway funding.

The Senate could begin consideration of the highway bill as early as tommorow, so it is vital you call your Senators NOW.

Again, Senators Mike Enzi, Dick Durbin, and the special interests behind the National Internet Tax Mandate, hope that by attaching the National Internet Sales Tax Mandate to the Highway Funding bill they will provide “cover” to pro-Internet Sales Tax and waiving politicians.

If this passes, those who voted for it will say they had no choice…

They will say they had to impose new taxes and regulations on the Internet, otherwise highway construction would have come to a standstill, and millions of Americans would have been thrown out of work (and those Senators who opposed the deal would have antagonized powerful labor unions and business lobbyists).

We have come too far in our battle to keep the Internet tax free to be defeated by a sleazy deal like this!

The only way to stop this deal is to make sure the Senate knows we are on to their scheme and we will not let them get away with it.

So please take a moment today to call your Senators and tell them to vote NO on any Highway bill that contains the National Internet Tax Mandate!

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell could move the Highway bill to the Senate floor as early as tomorrow, so please contact your Senators immediately!

If passed, the National Internet Tax Mandate will:

•Raise prices on everything you buy online;
•Provide big-spending governors with new bailout money through the federal government imposing more taxes on their citizens; Violate the principle of “No Taxation without Representation” by allowing state legislatures to raise taxes on individuals and businesses located out of state, with little, if any, recourse against politicians who hike tax rates;
•Free tax collectors in one state to pursue retailers across state line;
•Allow government bureaucrats from all fifty states to examine every Internet purchase you make in order to ensure you are complying with the National Internet Tax Mandate;
•And make it easier for the Federal Government to sic the IRS on the Internet!

The National Internet Tax Mandate’s incentive to raise sales taxes will lead to an explosion of already out-of-control state budgets.

Even worse, the massive cost of complying with the National Internet Tax Mandate could drive many smaller Internet companies out of business... and discourage the creation of the next Amazon.com.

So please call your senators and tell them to oppose any legislation containing the National Internet Tax Mandate... including the Highway Appropriations bill.

But most importantly, please contact your senators IMMEDIATELY.

In Liberty,

John Tate
President

P.S. Senators Mike Enzi and Dick Durbin are leading a “bipartisan” group of Senators in trying to sneak the National Internet Tax Mandate onto a “must-pass” Highway Appropriations bill.

This sleazy deal is designed to provide cover for pro-Internet sales tax politicians who can claim that they “had” to vote for National Internet Tax Mandate or else shut down highway construction.

Please call your Senators and tell them to vote NO on all votes on legislation adding the National Internet Sales Tax Mandate to the highway funding bill.

And if you can please chip in $50, $25, or even $10 to help Campaign for Liberty efforts to stop the National Internet Tax Mandate.

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