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This Impressive Slate of Opinion Pieces Explains Why the “Marketplace Fairness Act”is Terrible

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The federal online sales tax mandate known as the “Marketplace Fairness Act” has gained ground in the Senate, and should face a final vote there next week. Sen. Reid has attempted to push it through without going through the normal process of analysis and debate. The op-eds below offer all the reasons why Reid is avoiding exposing this unconstitutional scheme to the light of day – “MFA” will crush interstate tax competition and open the door to more state cash grabs.

Sen. Rand Paul writes in the Washington Times:

An ill-advised Internet tax mandate

Sen. Jim DeMint writes in the Wall Street Journal:

Jim DeMint: No Internet Taxation Without Representation

Professor Michael Greve writes in Forbes:

The Internet Sales Tax Reveals Its Foolish Head Yet Again

Megan McArdle writes in the Daily Beast:

The Real Problem With the Internet Sales Tax

The National Review writes:

The Misnamed Marketplace Fairness Act 

The Wall Street Journal writes:

The Internet Sales Tax Rush