I vomited after reading this morning’s paper. OK, the vomiting is from a concussion perhaps, or the flu, but the article comes in a close second.
Yes, so no tax internet shopping harms some local retailers. The solution? Harm the internet retailers too. That’s government in one lesson. Hobble everyone. And then what do you do when we still prefer to shop on the internet?
By the way, the good governor and the good CEO fail economics 101. Collecting tax revenues from internet retailers is not a benefit. This is not a normative claim by the way. And finally, I wonder why these folks are so obsessed with the internet killing small businesses? They are in the 2% remember? These same small businesses exploit their workers by paying below the minimum wage and not offering health care. So on the one hand we promote policies to stick ‘em with costs they can ill-afford to bear and do “social policy” via small businesses. And on the other hand, we Kathy Bates the competition.
Thugs. Looters. Ignoramuses. Tell me again why I should have a shred of respect for them?