Crush The Little Guy.

Kowall and Verheulen play along with monster rent seeking bills.

Bills 4202 and 4303 are designed to do just that.

Every layer of regulation has a time cost.  Never mind that (PER THE LAW) our business already collects sales tax from those who buy retail in Michigan. The big box stores want us to go through enhanced reporting requirements and spend additional time in the entire process of collecting tax as a service to the state.  This form of rent seek is commonly used to suppress competition.

Kowall and Verheulen or anyone who votes for this are the enemy of the ‘small e-tailer.’



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  3 comments for “Crush The Little Guy.

  1. December 10, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    Money quote. From analysis:

    "As written, it is unlikely the bills would generate much revenue (relative to the amount that is currently uncollected) unless federal legislation is enacted. While the bills could potentially generate some sales and/or use tax collections, major online retailers (Amazon, Overstock, eBay, etc.) can avoid nexus in Michigan by eliminating affiliate partners and/or relocating warehouses located in Michigan to other states, a practice that has been adopted in the past when online vendors have faced similar laws elsewhere."

    So why do it?

    Because they expect federal legislation to happen.

    THEN.. we have a commerce clause fight on our hands folks.

    Lansing is full of surrender monkeys.

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  2. Corinthian Scales
    December 10, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    Has anyone asked the question if this is just a ploy to cover for their Progressive governor's intellectual laziness on road maintenance?

    Seriously? Where was that uttered by Rick Michigan prior to November 4? Better yet, why does Rick Michigan feel the need to say such stupid things now?

    A hint...

    Damn straight. That f**ker operates like a spoiled brat child who has never been told the word "No" a day in his life by his parents.

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