” A group of conservative congressmen is clamoring to bolster the Republican Party’s anti-tax brand as GOP governors break ranks in support of expanded online sales taxes.
At issue is legislation called the Marketplace Fairness Act, which passed the Senate by a wide margin in May. Earlier this month, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte appeared to predict it wouldn’t pass the House in its current form, though he later clarified in a statement that he was “open to considering legislation concerning this topic.”
Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul and Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz joined House conservatives and anti-tax activist Grover Norquist in criticizing the bill Tuesday. Cruz called the Senate vote on the Marketplace Fairness Act “Washington at its worst.” “
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- Ted Cruz and Mike Needham Discuss Why Younger People Oppose Internet Sales Tax (heritageaction.com)
- Marketplace Fairness Act Would Be Bad For Small Businesses (freebeacon.com)
- Fight expected in House on online sales tax (reuters.com)
- The Senate Looks Poised To Pass New Internet Sales Tax (businessinsider.com)