Tuesday, February 7, 2012

IMAGINE HOW AMAZING OUR NEXT GENERATION WOULD BE

Amazon’ tax for online sales wins unanimous Senate money committee support; floor vote next

If only this was NATIONWIDE and ALL the taxes collected went straight to education, imagine how amazing our next generation would be.

If only salaries for teachers and administrators were able to attract the best of the best to educate our children and teens, imagine how amazing our next generation would be.

If only the above was part of the conversation, imagine how lawmakers would be forced to listen to those who want to improve our country rather than those looking to save a buck and/or look out only for their own ass.

Washington Post Headline: ‘Amazon’ tax for online sales wins unanimous Senate money committee support; floor vote next By Associated Press, Updated: Tuesday, February 7, 9:27 AM/RICHMOND, Va. — A bill to force online retailers such as Amazon to collect the same sales taxes that mall discount stores and corner bookstores assess from their customers has won unanimous support from a key Senate committee.

Sen. Frank Wagner’s bill would close a loophole that gigantic Internet merchants use to avoid collecting Virginia’s 5 percent tax.
Supporters say it would boost Virginia’s treasury by hundreds of millions of dollars annually merely by collecting taxes already on the books.  Read full article here!

2 comments:

  1. Excellent suggestion! In an article in this month's SLJ, Sen. Jack Reed, a great advocate of libraries, said he supports library funding, but added that throwing Fed money at libraries is no magic bullet. I agree. Money AND qualified teachers AND collaborating librarians are key. I work in a district where funding is low and Federal money is crucial to our library program. But school funding is still mostly dependent on the local taxpayers. Districts in high-poverty communities have outdated technology & can't compete. Using taxes from online companies would help equalize our schools and would consequently help boost local economies. WIN!

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