e-Fairness: Defender of Main Street Small Businesses
Recently, Senator Ted Cruz has teamed up with special interests groups and DC lobbyists to deny Texas entrepreneurs the right to fair competition in the free market. Cruz’s actions have sparked outrage among local small business owners and Texas Tea Party leaders alike. It seems that he may not be as in touch with his home state as we all think. Here’s just a few ways that prove it.
Politicians love to talk about Small Business Saturday, but they can help small businesses every day by passing E-fairness. It would be the height of lunacy not to.
In 1992, the Supreme Court said states could not require out-of-state sellers to collect sales tax (for catalogs silly…there was no such thing as Internet sales back then). The Supreme Court told Congress it was their responsibility to solve this…they still haven’t. A lot has changed in 22 years, and the catalog decision became the online sales tax loophole, which has led to an explosion of online shopping. Main Street retailers are begging Congress to solve this problem, as the world and our economy have dramatically changed over the course of these 22 years.