Kudos to Rick Perry for Vetoing an Internet Tax Bill


Rick PerryIn the midst of a growing number of states seeking to impose new taxes on Internet-based enterprises, Texas Governor Rick Perry earlier this month vetoed a proposed Internet state sales tax.

The Star-Telegram reports that “Texas store owners have said Internet retailers have an unfair price advantage because they are not required to collect state sales tax.” This is true: The brick-and-mortar stores are at a disadvantage. But the solution is not to institute a sales tax on Internet businesses but to begin repealing the sales taxes on all businesses.

Kudos to Gov. Perry for the veto.

Image: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:RickPerry2.jpg

,


Comments submitted to TOS are moderated and checked periodically. Anonymous posts are not permitted; commenters must use their real names. To be considered for posting, a comment must be civil, substantive, on topic, and no longer than 400 words. Ad hominem attacks, arguments from intimidation, misrepresentations, off-topic comments, and comments that ignore relevant points made in the article will be deleted. Thank you for helping us to keep the discussion intellectually profitable.