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View Diary: "Grover Norquist Did Not Elect You": Republicans In Disarray (!) Over Online Sales Taxes (256 comments)

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  •  Mom & Pop should ask for tax abatement (0+ / 0-)

    Hundreds of businesses are securing favorable tax treatment in many Dem-run cities and states.

    In Minnesota, the Vikings just managed to secure hundreds of millions of dollars of taxpayer funds to finance a new stadium.  Boeing's doing the same in the South.  As has Toyota and as is Honda.

    To concede that Mom & Pop shops can't realistically secure similar tax breaks (such as, exemption from charging sales tax on first 10M in annual sales), is to admit that many local and state Dems care more about the very affluent than the working and middle-class.

    You ask, what would replace the lost income.

    What about a tax on wealth, targeting households with net wealth of at least 50M.

    Learn about Centrist Economics, learn about Robert Rubin's Hamilton Project. www.hamiltonproject.org

    by PatriciaVa on Mon Apr 29, 2013 at 03:29:10 PM PDT

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    •  Sorry to inform you, Boeing Toyota are not Mom & (2+ / 0-)
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      pops stores. In fact they are international corporations and a couple of the largest corporations in the world. Though some mom & pops can move to a Tif zone, but that is tax being deferred for ten years(more or less) They still pay property tax , online merchants do not. It would be rare for a sole proprietor to get a tax abatement.

       Where is the exemption for sales tax for B&M?  I know of no sales tax exemption for B&M, did you make that up?  I know of an exemption for online merchants proposed but how does that help a B&M compete.  Even merchants at the flea market are supposed to pay sales tax, along with the balloon vendor.

      Since a wealth tax has not been passed in a decade and in fact tax cuts have been passed, I dont see the reality of this happening soon. and again how does that keep B&M from being driven out of business?

       sorry to burst your bubble but many dems at any level care more about the wealthy than the not so wealthy.
        Though I was not making that point, I was making the point that if we are for fairness and taxes that effect in a positive way the not so wealthy then do not discount a fair sales tax as having a positive influence on Mom & Pops who will be able to compete and grow their business while those who already should be paying sales taxes now will be doing so.

       

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