Internet Sales Tax Bill Would Erode States’ Rights
Right now, all eyes are on the Senate as they weigh in on our Second Amendment rights. The good news is that the gun-grabbing Schumer-Toomey-Manchin bill went down by a vote of 54-46. Of course, no victory – or defeat – in Washington is permanent, and there are always new battles to fight for freedom.
But liberals in the Senate don’t just want to undermine our Second Amendment rights.
Liberals are after rights of all kinds. Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) is now setting up a possible vote on internet sales tax legislation that would erode states’ rights.
The bill in question is the deceptively named Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013. It’s anything but “fair.” In fact, it would actually make interstate competition more difficult, which as Heritage explains was one of the very things the U.S. Constitution was designed to protect.
Moreover, the so-called Marketplace Fairness Act does not take into account the rights of states that do not have a sales tax, which is in part why it has drawn bipartisan opposition from Senators Max Baucus (D-MT) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH).
Like the gun debate, this one illustrates why conservatives must always hold Washington politicians accountable.