There has been some confusion, with a hand from the pro-unconstitutional Internet sales tax folks, over a so-called “split” amongst conservatives on the “Marketplace Fairness Act” (MFA). The reality is however, that there are precious few (if any) legitimately fiscally conservative groups, or groups with serious tax policy chops, that favor MFA.
Let’s take a look at the rundown…
Fiscally conservative groups opposed to MFA (a.k.a. unconstitutional Internet sales tax scheme):
Americans for Prosperity
Americans for Tax Reform
Campaign for Liberty
Center for Freedom and Prosperity
Center for Individual Freedom
Competitive Enterprise Institute
Institute for Policy Innovation
National Taxpayers Union
Rio Grande Foundation (New Mexico)
Taxpayers Protection Alliance
Credit is also deserved by Red State’s Erick Erickson who has courageously called out the interests behind this tax disaster.
After that list, what conservatives are even left to be enthusiastic about this bill?
Groups like American Conservative Union, sure, but where are the fiscally conservative tax wizards?:
Americans for Job Security
Association for Christian Retail
The lists speak for themselves. Don’t fall for this talking point as the fight to protect the Internet, small businesses, the Constitution, and your pocketbook continues.