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Ron Paul: What does Jason Chaffetz have against the Internet?

C4L Chairman Ron Paul wrote an op-ed in the Salt Lake City Tribune today attacking Rep. Jason Chaffetz's support of two pieces of legislation limiting Internet freedom: The Restoration of America's Wire Act, and his Internet Sales Tax legislation. From the Salt Lake City Tribune:

One of the worst offenders of all is Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah's 3rd District. Despite claims of wanting to limit government, Rep. Chaffetz is launching an all-out attack on the Internet! Last week, he introduced legislation requiring small businesses in Utah that sell products online to collect and remit sales taxes for the over 9,700 tax jurisdictions in the United States. Talk about a headache for the small Internet retailers!

Current law only allows states to require businesses to collect sales tax if the business has a physical presence in that state. But now, greedy state governments are looking to Washington to turn federalism on its head and require businesses that are not even in their state to become their tax collector. So much for "No Taxation Without Representation!"

C4L members who value Internet freedom should call Jason Chaffetz and ask him why he hates the internet: 202-225-7751


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