September 24, 2022

The Olds Don’t Get the Internet and All Tax Collectors Are Evil, Say Younger, More Paranoid Republicans That Oppose Online Sales Tax

The Marketplace Fairness Act is back in the news again, as The Hill reports that some Republicans — Texas Senator Ted Cruz to be precise — are saying that a generational gap is largely the reason that younger GOP Senators opposed the bill. Never mind that four out of the five oldest GOP Senators voted against the MFA.

And if that wasn't bad enough, the report caught this little gem from Congressman Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) who just couldn't seem to help himself from going full-on Alex Jones:

“I don’t trust the taxing authorities that we have in this country,” DeSantis said. “And if I don’t trust Lois Lerner and the federal Internal Revenue Service, why on Earth would I want to subject Florida businesses to revenue collectors in California or Illinois?”
I think I got this — Rep. DeSantis believes that it's perfectly logical to extend the gross mishandling of enforcement by a few people in one division of the Internal Revenue Service to the thousands of people who work in state taxing authorities from Florida to Hawaii and all points in between. 


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