An Illinois county judge has declared the state’s Main Street Fairness Act unconstitutional. The “Amazon Tax” imposed by this state legislation is typical class warfare by a bankrupt government looking to loot funds from ecommerce transactions.
Given a similar ruling on Colorado’s Internet sales tax, you can expect this issue to ultimately be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Of course, there are special interests and corrupt politicians who are not content for the nation’s highest court to rule on the constitutionality of state taxes on interstate commerce. They intend to ignore the Court’s 1992 Quill decision on the same issue that struck down taxes that interfered with interstate sales by mail order.
You will see an unholy alliance of Wal-Mart, Amazon, and politicos like “Dick” Durbin try to ram through a federal Internet sales tax. Never underestimate the greed and corruption of those involved when there is money to be robbed from entrepreneur Peter to give to sloth Paul.
Of course these second-handers don’t realize that at some point those who produce will start asking “Who is John Galt?“