1 July 1999 (Los Angeles, CA)- Right now the Advisory Commission on Electronic
Commerce is meeting to decide how the U.S. government should tax the Internet. Not if
the Internet should be taxed, but how it should be taxed. online trading platform
The U.S. Government
signed the Internet Tax Freedom Act into law 21 October 98 which imposed a three year moratorium on Internet
taxation. However, there are forces at work right now to swoop in and ruin it
for all of us once this three year period is over. We can not afford to wait
until the three year moratorium is over. We must act now if we wish to keep
the Internet tax free.
Fact: The United States has just
projected the largest budget surplus in history (nearly 1 trillion
dollars - now, some of you may argue that this is just smoke and mirrors
and that this projected surplus does not account for the National
Debt. You may be right. Even if you hold this view, there
are many other good reasons why Internet taxation should be prevented).
the great extent to which you are taxed today, there are those in
government who want more of your money.
Fact: The Internet, without any
meddling from the government, has been the catalyst for the greatest economic boom in the
history of mankind. Despite this fact, your elected officials think they need to
step in and "fix" things. online trading Pakistan
Fact: The majority of those
sitting on the Advisory Commission on Electronic Commerce are strongly in favor of
taxing the Internet. This group will advise the U.S. congress on how to levy
various taxes on the Internet.
This issue goes beyond national borders
and party lines. U.S. taxation of the Internet can affect the global economy.
It will set a dangerous precedent. In time, it can lead us down a path of confusing
multiple tax codes that will stifle Internet growth and electronic commerce. No
matter where you live, no matter what your political affiliation is, your stance on this
issue should be clear.
To me, it's quite obvious. I don't
know about you, but my government gets enough of my money as it is. I think it's
high time we take a stand and let our governments know that no one wants them meddling
with the Internet. Don't you?
Good. Take a short moment to
sign this petition today.
It will take less than one minute.
CEO, Aesop Marketing Corporation
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