This time the one on internet sales. From The Weekly Standard:
The White House today endorsed the Marketplace Fairness Act, which would be a tax hike for purchases made over the Internet. The White House claims the tax would “level playing field for local retailers.”
“The Administration strongly supports S. 743, which will level the playing field for local small business retailers that are in competition every day with large out-of-state online companies,” reads the Obama administration’s statement on the policy.
Here we have yet another example of the Obama administration, along with some members of Congress, demonstrating that they are WAY more enlightened than those DEWM (Dead European White Men) who wrote that ridiculously archaic Constitution, with its stupid prohibitions against burdening interstate commerce.
Once again, liberals ignore the plain language of the Constitution as written, and claim to not understand what the drafters of that amazing document intended, yet have no problem contorting it into a justification for whatever they want to do. They have no problem using the Commerce Clause as an excuse for any extension of federal power into any area of life, yet they ignore the very real concerns that the drafters had about burdening interstate commerce. Oh wait…let me guess. That’s because the Founders could never had anticipated the internet, right? Oh yeah. That’s a critical distinction. PULEEZE.
When asked about this tax increase, the proponents will rely on the “fairness” argument; that is, it’s not “fair” for brick and mortar stores to have to collect sales tax when internet merchants don’t. That’s a specious argument, used by politicians who want more of our money by resorting to emotional appeals to “fairness.”
God help us.