Friday, September 02, 2005

States Expanding Push for Internet Taxes

Nothing stands out too much in this AP article, until you get to the last paragraph:

The 13 states are Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and West Virginia. Five that will be added in the next few years are Arkansas, Ohio, Tennessee, Utah and Wyoming.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but nearly all of those are Red States; less government by lowering taxes, giving the taxpayers more of their own money because they can spend it better than the Government. Or is that only an election mantra? Or, should the federal government be downsized while state governments become bloated? Or has the lack of taxes left some states in severe debt, and this is a way to remedy that? I don't imagine it's the poor who are buying things on the internet, so isn't this a tax on the middle and upper classes?

It all sounds so.... Democratic.


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