Soon, we’ll all work for Obama

Dannel Malloy arrives in Mordor

Malloy imposes a tax on Amazon so it pulls out from the state depriving, among other people I know, a 10 – year-old boy who makes maybe two bucks a month from his Amazon links to books he likes. That’s fine: Danny wants union workers, and only union workers, to be employed in Connecticut and sucking on the Democratic Party’s teat, but make no mistake, the goon knows that his tax is designed to end private self-employment and not to raise a penny in revenue. In fact, as of today, hundreds, even thousands of jobs were just destroyed, with exactly zero dollars raised for Malloy’s unions.

I know the man, at least to say hello to, and he doesn’t dribble, often, on his collar, so I’ll give him credit enough to know exactly what he’s doing. And what he’s doing is to destroy the private sector in Connecticut and turn it over, together with his upturned buttocks, to his masters in Washington. You don’t get rewarded for this, you dumb f**k – read your history. In Russia, China, even in  a tiny, nasty sweat shop like Cuba, facilitators like you end up with a bullet behind the ear – not by your opponents – a parting gift from your masters.


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9 responses to “Soon, we’ll all work for Obama

  1. New York started this particular tax grab a few years ago and Amazon decided to start collecting the tax and litigate the issue. It’s not so much the unions who benefit as the big retailers, who I’m sure made the appropriate offerings to bring it about.

    I thought it would reduce the amount of stuff I buy at amazon, but it didn’t. The low prices, fabulous customer service and convenience still win the war despite the tax.

  2. Anonymous

    When will these idiots wake up. Malloy is a moron following the same destructive economic policy as Obama.

  3. Georgie in Greenwich

    Hey, I know—perhaps CT should go back and focus its efforts to be an agrarian economy again—-and we all become farmers (and fisherman)…commodities are hot—and certainly there won’t be any other jobs with banks, pharmaceuticals, manufacturers, internet enterprises…having left our fair state….

  4. Global Macro

    I’m no fan of taxes but this serves to level the playing field between out of state online retailers and “bricks and mortar” stores in CT, so maybe this means that people will go to their local (assuming we’ll still have bookstores) Barnes & Noble rather than order from Amazon. I’m not sure that would be an unmitigated disaster for Connecticut businesses, but that’s just me.

  5. Al Dente

    Welcome to the new world. You will now be so inclined to reduce your commission for Politburo members.

  6. Just_looking

    I have never understood why catalog companies had to collect sales tax based on the state that the goods were being shipped to but online sellers did not, regardless of a physical presences in the stat or not.

  7. Treepart

    An excellent article in a recent issue of business week started with this paragraph:

    “California visitors to Wal-Mart Stores’ (WMT) website must pay $214 to buy a Philips Electronics (PHG) 22-inch LCD HDTV, one of the hottest-selling flat-panel televisions on the Web. Customers of (AMZN) in that state see a price of $194 for the same product. The discrepancy stems largely from something that dates back to Julius Caesar: sales tax. Wal-Mart, with about 100 stores in California, has to collect it. Amazon, with no stores in California—or anywhere else, for that matter—does not. ”

    So tell me, what does this have to do with unions again? This is nothing but a corporation skirting around tax laws. If Walmart can figure out a way to have an online presence, sell a TV, charge $20 in taxes and send them to the state of California, why can’t Amazon?

    I applaud Malloy for taking on Amazon and Overstock. This has nothing to do with unions and everything to do with collecting tax revenue which Amazon and others feel they are not obligated to do.

    Here’s the article in business week.

  8. Anonymous

    Treepart, I have nothing against local retailers if they can provide the product within a reasonable price differential, they have it in stock, and their sales staff is knowledgeable and at least minimally courteous. What I object to is the sales taxes my state and locality add to the cost. In some parts of California sales tax is over 10% now. If you’re buying more than a couple of hundred dollars worth of stuff that adds up fast and tilts the purchase towards and online store. It wouldn’t if the state collected a fair tax but they don’t. YMMV.

  9. wsrfwer

    Amazon is a stalking horse. They have the IT base, and competence to do it. If they need it, they just don’t want to because it’s a huge hassle, ( and a business advantage I’ll grant you.)

    Wait until every web site has to collect tax in the state they shipped to. It’s one thing to be huge hassle to a big company. They hire a couple of accountants and programmers and deal.

    But Josephines Fine Lingerie, Titanium Bolts and On-line Taco Stand? It’s one thing to comply with all the annoying regulations, taxes and stupidities in a jusrisdiction you live in, but in many dozens of them.