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Marketplace Fairness and Obamacare what next?

We ALL should be concerned with what is going on with our Government. Little by little we are losing the Freedoms this great country was founded on. I’m sure you can see it just as I do.

 I personally am concerned with two issues that are out in the open recently due to deadlines etc. One might not view the  The Marketplace Fairness Act as something important but if passed it’s consequences on our economy will be huge.  One company I support not only for their product but also truthfulness is Swanson Vitamin Company, they explain how this Marketplace Fairness Act will affect our online buying if it gets passed.  http://ow.ly/ppkhn

To be honest I like most don’t know exactly what will happen with the new  Health Care but when our Elected Officials opt out of it that to me is a RED FLAG! And the fact they want to impose a fine if people don’t get it. Where is our Freedom of choice here.  Those two points alone make me question it.

 Of course we all have our concerns but what ever yours are now is the time to get active.  With so many questions and not enough answers we need to educate ourselves, get involved, do research and in the end VOICE our opinions.  

 Also go to http://www.usa.gov/Contact/Elected.shtml where you will find your state representatives and write them let them know if you are satisfied or not with their performance.  Remember IF we the people are NOT happy with how they are doing their job WE CAN VOTE them out next time.

Let’s keep our government for the people, Monica

The Fair Marketplace Bill

Who is it really fair to?  Business, The States or the Consumer that is the BIG question?

We all know that any time there is a bill brought before government it’s something that the politicians have introduced/or supported because it favors them.  Well, I feel this bill is no different after reading up on the subject. This is just another way for government to unfairly squeeze more money from the American public.

This would create a burden on small retailers who (according to this bill) would have to track and collect taxes from out-of-state online purchases and remit the monies yearly to each state. As the law was written ONLY businesses with a physical presence in the state needs to collect taxes from same state sales! Our fore fathers had so much more wisdom than we give them credit for; that by using such wording the point of sale is where the merchandise originates and NOT where it will be used.  If such a tax law is sought it needs to be uniform!  Is it Point of sale or point where used that determines  the tax?  WHY can’t The Senate see that?  Apparently the House of Representatives is more reasonable. As of May 2013 they have stalled this bill hopefully for good. They MUST be able to see the ramifications this flip flop bill would have. Do we really want to open up Pandora’s Box? IF ALL brick and mortar retailers were forced to ask their customer’s to show ID and collect tax by residence in order to charge such states sales tax, Would they be so willing to see this bill passed?  I THINK NOT!!!!!!!

I hope that this bill is permanently put to rest! And that business and consumer can shop in peace online.  REMEMBER when it’s time to vote that Our House of Representatives is supporting the people and have so far decided NOT to support this bill.  BUT the Senate passed it with flying colors. The HOUSE knows — for the people by the people — and they are listening.   

keep on being informed & get involved,
Monica

here are some more interesting links state of MontanaA lot wrong with Fair Marketplace bill, Bob Goodlatte,  and one last thought is that Amazon should be LOBBING WASHINGTON to clarify what ”Physical Presence” means.  Again when this was written there was no concern for internet/mail order sales.  Since they are an online ONLY retailer this law should not include them they are only a warehouse and do not sell directly to the customer.