Amazon convinces California lawmakers to delay tax collection

Russ Steele


I received my final check from Amazon, after they cancel my Associate Contract. Now that there has been a delay, I wonder if they will issue a new one.  Details of the delay are covered in a Sac Bee Capitol Alert:

In a deal with state lawmakers and brick-and-mortar stores, Amazon tentatively agreed Wednesday to stop fighting a requirement that internet retailers collect sales tax on California purchases.

Under the handshake deal, Amazon won a delay until at least September 2012 but will eventually collect state sales taxes.

 Read the rest of the story here.




About Russ Steele
Freelance writer and climate change blogger. Russ spent twenty years in the Air Force as a navigator specializing in electronics warfare and digital systems. After his service he was employed for sixteen years as concept developer for TRW, an aerospace and automotive company, and then was CEO of a non-profit Internet provider for 18 months. Russ's articles have appeared in Comstock's Business, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life, Monitoring Times, and Idaho Magazine.

One Response to Amazon convinces California lawmakers to delay tax collection

  1. gjrebane says:

    Does no one on the left (the sheeple don’t count) ever wonder why Obama is the last in a long line of progressives who always agree to delay (not reduce) new taxes when the economy is sputtering? This is done admittedly so as not to further cripple or kill something that is already sick. But the socialists never acknowledge that if you tax something more, you get less of it. Doesn’t anyone on that side connect the dots?

    (This question is, of course, rhetorical. Anyone who has ever had a serious conversation with a liberal knows that they use a type of logic that is unique to their form of political discourse. The conservative has no tools with which to make an impact in that arena.)

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