Letters to the Editor: Reaction to Marketplace Fairness Act Editor's Note
Generally, I enjoy reading your column, but found the comments made in the May/June issue to be a cop-out.
I'm an online merchant as well as the owner of a brick-and-mortar store. In fear of agitating some of your sponsors, you clearly overlooked the big picture. The proposed "Market Fairness Act" is nothing more than a way for the government to extort another $22 billion to $24 billion out of the economy. How is that fair for anyone? Do you expect the citizens of this great country will just find another $22 billion to $24 billion under their mattress?
Everyone loses with this proposal — online merchants, shipping companies, manufacturers and support services. Please call it like it is. The problem we currently have in our country is that our politicians have turned into a bunch of attics. Unlike the street corner person addicted to narcotics, our politicians are addicted to our tax dollars. It's time to oppose ANY tax increase.