Rep. Thomas Massie to Lead Charge Against Internet Sales Tax


Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY), one of the most consistent voices for Liberty in the House, will give a 30-minute special order speech today against the so-called “Marketplace Fairness Act,” legislation that would turn online retailers into tax collecting agents for 45 states and more than 9,600 taxing jurisdictions.

“The Marketplace Fairness Act is not fair, and is essentially a National Internet Tax Mandate,” Massie said in announcement on his Facebook page. “The Internet has been an enormous boon to our entire economy. Let’s keep it that way.”

The graphic below was posted with the announcement. As you can see below, Massie is pushing a Twitter hashtag — #NoNetTax — to correspond with his speech. There was no announcement of the exact time, though Massie said he would speak after votes for the day, which will end around 6pm.

The Senate passed the online sales tax measure, which is being being pushed by mostly traditional brick-and-mortor retailers and tax-hungry state government, earlier this month. Most conservative groups oppose the measure because they correctly view it as a tax hike and a burdensome new regulation that could put small, mom-and-pop retailers out of business.

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