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Nothing Fair About the Marketplace Fairness Act

• Free Patriot Press
If you need more proof that “bi-partisan” means being gang raped by donkeys and elephants, look no further than a new proposal from the U.S. Congress. Ten senators from both sides of the aisle, led by Mike Enzi (R-WY), Dick Durbin (D-IL), and Lamar Alexander (R-TN), have introduced a bill (S.1832 “Marketplace Fairness Act”) to allow States to require businesses to collect sales tax on products imported into the State. Publishers Weekly reports, that while Amazon has staunchly opposed state-by-state tax initiatives, it would back a national policy. Paul Misener, Amazon Vice President of Global Public Policy said, “Amazon strongly supports enactment of the Enzi-Durbin-Alexander bill and will work with Congress, retailers, and the states to get this bi-partisan legislation passed.” Additionally the International Council of Shopping Centers and the American Booksellers Association have both come out in support of this bill. The ICSC has “promoted sales tax fairness for over a decade,

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