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Trump renews call for internet tax...


IS MR. GREEDY GOOFY ??  OR, IS MR. GOOFY GREEDY ??

DUMP DA TRUMP...

 

President Donald Trump repeated an earlier call for an internet tax, in a

thinly veiled shot at Amazon's Jeff Bezos, who owns The Washington Post.


"The internet — they're going to have to start paying sales tax because it's

very unfair what's happening to our retailers all over the country that are

put out of business," Trump said Wednesday.


Trump also reiterated concerns about Amazon's effect on the U.S. Postal

Service as it struggles to keep up with online orders.


The comments mirror tweets from the president in December that named the e-

commerce giant.


"There's always been a fear for players like an Amazon or a Google that

something like this could actually get through," Daniel Ives, head of

technology research at GBH Insights, told CNBC. "We believe it's more noise

than a real threat."


There's been speculation that the president's shots at Amazon are aimed at

Bezos, whose newspaper has published stories critical of the president.


Amazon already collects sales tax on products it sells directly to

consumers, but has faced challenges from states over its policy of allowing

third-party vendors to charge varying levels of sales tax.


In June South Carolina filed a complaint against the online retailer, and

Amazon agreed in November to take on additional third-party tax burden in

its home state of Washington.


The issue has garnered more attention as Amazon continues to take a bigger

share of overall retail sales. Amazon celebrated its "biggest holiday"

shopping season at the end of last year.


There is an underlying movement among traditional brick-and-mortar retailers

to more heavily tax Amazon, Ives said, so the discussion is "something you

have to keep an eye on."


But the likelihood that an internet tax would pass is small, he said.


"Listen they've [Amazon] significantly changed the retail landscape across

the world," Ives said. "I think it's more of the same where they're getting

in the crosshairs."


Trump spoke before media and members of the administration Wednesday evening

during the signing of the Interdict Act, which seeks to reduce drug

smuggling through the purchase of opioid sensors.


Amazon did not immediately return a CNBC request for comment.


 

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/01/11/trump-hits-amazon-with-another-internet-tax-threat.html

 

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What he doesn't understand is if I want to order something and Amazon is going to charge me tax, and it is a large order, I just go somewhere else to order it where I don't have to pay tax but pay the same or less for the products.  Amazon's prices aren't always the best available, nor are their third party sellers.

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My internet went up 8.3% last billing, my speed remain the same:lol:

Trump had nothin to do with it in my case!:nono:

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6 hours ago, straycat19 said:

What he doesn't understand is if I want to order something and Amazon is going to charge me tax, and it is a large order, I just go somewhere else to order it where I don't have to pay tax but pay the same or less for the products.  Amazon's prices aren't always the best available, nor are their third party sellers.

Except for fresh foods, I do nearly all of my shopping online.  For the items I purchase, some things are cheaper at Walmart and others at Amazon.  So, those are the 2 online sites that I always check when looking for the best prices.

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He doesn't seem to get anything right that guy. And he thinks he's alone in the world. Because there is competition from others. E.g. there are Amazons in UK, Germany etc. And if he prices American products too high, others such as the Chinese will jump in. Pricing and taxes aren't easy tasks for the simple minded.

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4 hours ago, Katzenfreund said:

He doesn't seem to get anything right that guy. And he thinks he's alone in the world. Because there is competition from others. E.g. there are Amazons in UK, Germany etc. And if he prices American products too high, others such as the Chinese will jump in. Pricing and taxes aren't easy tasks for the simple minded.

In the USA, solar panels have been going up on many homes and businesses.  The solar panels made in the USA are more expensive and offer a much longer warranty.  On the flip side, the Chinese solar panels are cheaper and offer a very short warranty.  You probably guessed it though -- most people choose the cheaper product.  The tariff is intended to help sales of solar panels produced in the USA.  So, in this instance, I definitely think the tariff will spur sales of USA made solar products within the United States.  As you pointed out, the US tariff will have no impact on the sale of American products in the UK other than as the manufacturers volume goes up perhaps their unit cost may go down.

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us postal service stuggles before of amazon, so let's tax amazon?? yeah thats some surprising fucked up thinking from a busiman like trump, he know better and if that someone has to be blame on that it is the postal service since it has to adapt it to the demand of the people!

 

now a tax on internet??? yeah, i'm for sure in for a tax on twitter posts. we'll get less stupidity coming out of it!

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Jeeze - He's starting to sound like a democrat! Tax this - tax that - blah, blah, blah - good pension and health benefits for me, blah, blah, it's good for you . . .

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