Americans Overcome Divide to Oppose New Internet Sales Tax

America is divided.  We hear this comment all the time.

Politics divide us.  Regions divide us. Education and age divides us.

But Gallup’s latest poll shows that Americans agree that a tax on internet sales is a bad idea.

Gallup asked Americans across the country “Would you vote for or against a law that would allow each state to collect sales taxes on purchase its residents make online over the internet?”

3 out of 5 Americans said “no.”  This is a clear indication of where the Americans stand.

3 out of 5 Americans said “No” to a law allowing each state to collect sales taxes on purchases its residents make online.

And the details show this opposition wasn’t along party lines or income.  It wasn’t based on geography or education.

As Gallup described it, “Internet Sales Tax Fails to Get Majority Support From Any Group.”

In-fact the only real determining factor was age, with 73% of those under 30 against an internet sales tax law.

So there you have it.  A majority of Americans oppose an internet sales tax law.

Why then did the Senate pass its internet sales tax law the Marketplace Fairness Act (MFA)?  Perhaps another Gallup poll provides the answer.  It found that 83% of Americans think Congress is out-of-touch.

Fortunately, the House has the opportunity to stop this unwanted bill.  It is, after all, “the people’s house.”  And if a House divided against itself cannot stand, then the majority opposition means MFA should fall.

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  1. […] Polling has shown that Americans oppose mandating tax collection by all online sellers, including almost 75% of young people, and studies as recently as September 2017 show this sentiment isn’t moving. […]

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