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E-fairness: Good for Oak Ridge, good for Tennessee, good for the nation

Let’s start with a given: online retail sales have always been subject to state and local taxes. The percentage of people who pay those taxes voluntarily, however, is in the single digits. The low single digits. Taxes are never popular. …

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States, businesses and consumers would all benefit from the Marketplace Fairness Act

The Tenth Amendment provides that any authority not expressly delegated to the federal government by the Constitution remains with the states. Much of the strength of our federal system lies in the resultant diversity of our states. That dichotomy has …

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Coalition Statement on Senate Cloture Vote

WASHINGTON DC – The Marketplace Fairness Coalition issued the following statement regarding the cloture vote in the Senate that allows debate to move forward on The Marketplace Fair Act: “This vote represents an important first hurdle cleared in the effort …

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The Marketplace Fairness Act is Back

This month, brick-and-mortar retailers have reason to celebrate. Thanks to a bi-partisan group of U.S. Senators and Representatives, the Marketplace Fairness Act is back. The legislation, which was introduced earlier this month by Senators Mike Enzi (R-WY), Dick Durbin (D-IL), …

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Congress should take better care of the instruments of business

Musical instruments are all about passion. Musical instruments are sold by a group of very passionate people at the brick-and-mortar level. Other than the 5% of our customer base that earn their living as professional musicians, the great majority are …

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