Friday, June 10, 2011

Thanks For Nothing, Governor Malloy

So it's official. The legislation was passed and now Connecticut residents have been cut by Amazon from the Amazon Associates Program (a service I use here on my blog--or USED to use). Basically, it involves a sales tax provision that's been instated within the new budget. Here's Amazon's exact wording on th issue:

"It specifically imposes the collection of taxes from consumers on sales by online retailers - including but not limited to those referred by Connecticut-based affiliates like you - even if those retailers have no physical presence in the state."

But that wasn't my favorite part of the email.  Here goes...

"We opposed this new tax law because it is unconstitutional and counterproductive."

Yes, Amazon, ya' gotta call it a duck if it quacks.  And this thing is quacking really loud.  Further more...

"It was supported by big-box retailers, most of which are based outside Connecticut, that seek to harm the affiliate advertising programs of their competitors. Similar legislation in other states has led to job and income losses, and little, if any, new tax revenue."

When I first heard about the possibility of a new tax law, I didn't believe it'd actually get approval and pass.  But just like other crap going on in America lately, it seems that we ought to get used to expecting the unexpected to transpire with great approval and mobility.  And it's a shame.  Welcome to American Democracy.

Be good.
Be patient.
Be in the moment.
Be taxed outta your mind!