"Texas retailers collect and remit sales taxes every day whether the sale happens in a store or online," said Danny Diaz, a spokesman for [the Alliance for Main Street Fairness, a lobbying group for small businesses working to eliminate Internet sales tax loopholes]. "Amazon.com was asked to play by the same rules, and has responded by eliminating hundreds of Texas jobs. Amazon could have chosen to collect the sales tax as Texas retailers do, but instead they opted to protect their special sales tax loophole to the detriment of hardworking families." (Full Article)

Amazon has chosen to do what's best for their bottom line and avoid Texas' job-killing taxes and regulations. If Texas would ease up on those restrictions, they would attract businesses and jobs.

When any business finds that it can compete better elsewhere, it will go elsewhere.

2011-02-11 at 07:30:59 | 1 comment
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