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Saturday, March 19, 2011

IL Gov Signs Tax on Amazon Affiliates; Program Shut Down

Democrats should be used to complete economic failure when they pass any law dealing with business. After Democrat Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed legislation requiring Illinois affiliates of Amazon to pay sales tax in the state, Amazon simply shut down the program, thus effectively eliminating any income tax that the state would have otherwise received from its citizens (without mentioning that some of these affiliates may have relied upon some of this revenue for their livelihood).

No matter; the program is shut down now, hurting Illinois and Illinois businesses. Let me guess - this program was supposed to raise millions of tax dollars for the state. Now it will do the opposite.