Dirty Dealing Harry Reid
Posted By: Liberty_Lady
Date: Tuesday, 22-Jul-2014 10:36:02
Rather than write an article on this, I thought I would just post an email I received this morning. Harry Reid is up to his usual tricks. You remember him. He's the one who owns land close to the public land that Cliven Bundy was running his cattle on. Reid, with his son working with the Chinese, was hoping to make a fortune over selling land to them. Our land, by the way. Federal property does not belong to these crooks in D.C. but to all Americans.
Now he's trying to ram through legislation that would allow for taxing activity on the Internet. This is only the camels nose in the tent. Once it starts, where does it stop? Let's fight to keep our Internet free. It seems that these politicians are desperate for more money. More taxation without representation.
They're getting pretty sneaky with the 2014 elections coming up, they don't want what happened to Cantor to happen to them so the RINOs in Washington are trying to be clever and cover their butts. Won't work. How they vote on Internet or gun issues or anything else is a matter of public record. This is where our vigilance is vital. It's time to remind these vermin that they are supposed to be working for us not the corporate interest.
Check it out in your state and flood your senators with emails to stop this latest Cabal tactic. Take back your freedom.
From: "Norm Singleton" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Dirty dealing to pass the Internet Tax Mandate this week?
Date: Monday, July 21, 2014 9:20 AM
Unless you act NOW, the National Internet Tax
Mandate could sail through the Senate this week!
You see, Campaign for Liberty members have
been so successful in keeping the National Internet Tax Mandate
from even being considered by the U.S. House that the powerful
interests behind it are being forced to "get creative."
Now, a "bipartisan" group of Senators - led
by Big Government Republican Lamar Alexander and acting on behalf
of pro-Mandate special interests - is working with Harry Reid to
ram the Mandate into law by attaching it to legislation
preventing governments from taxing you whenever you go online!
Senator Alexander has even gone as far as to
threaten to block passage of the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom
Act, a bill that would prevent state and local governments from
taxing Internet access, if Senator Reid doesn't attach the
Mandate to it!
And I have heard from Capitol Hill sources
that House Republican leadership - desperate to please the
pro-Mandate big corporate interests but terrified of being
Cantor'd for publicly supporting imposing more regulations on the
Internet - has quietly signed off on this deal!
Please call your senators and tell them to
vote NO on all votes to attach the so-called "Marketplace
Fairness Act" to the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act -
including all procedural votes.
The first procedural votes could take place
as early as today, so it is vital you call your senators right
Let me explain more about this secret deal.
In 1998, Congress passed legislation placing
a moratorium on taxing Internet access.
Several weeks ago, the House passed a bill
making the moratorium permanent, and the bill enjoys broad Senate
Lamar Alexander, Harry Reid, and the special
interests behind the National Internet Tax Mandate appear to hope
that attaching the Mandate to the moratorium bill will provide
"cover" for politicians to say they had to support the Mandate in
order to ensure you did not have to pay Internet access taxes.
We have come too far in our battle against
the Mandate to be defeated by a sleazy deal like this!
The only way to stop this deal is to make
sure the politicians clearly see that grassroots Americans are on
to this scheme and will not let them get away with it.
Together, we can force Lamar Alexander, Harry
Reid, and their silent partners in crime in the Republican House
leadership to abandon this sneak attack meant to please
big-spending special interests.
So please urge your senators to oppose any
effort to include the National Internet Tax Mandate in the
And make sure they understand you expect them
to vote no on all procedural votes to advance this plan, as well.
Harry Reid is expected to launch this sneak
attack any day now, so please contact your senators immediately!
The National Internet Tax Mandate's incentive
to raise sales taxes will lead to an explosion of already
out-of-control state budgets, while raising prices on everything
you buy online and freeing tax collectors in one state to pursue
retailers across state lines.
In addition, the Mandate completely turns "No
Taxation without Representation" on its head by allowing state
legislatures to raise taxes on individuals and businesses located
out of state with their having little, if any, recourse against
those politicians who hike tax rates.
Even worse, the massive cost of complying
with the National Internet Tax Mandate could drive many smaller
Internet companies out of business - and discourage the creation
of the next Amazon.com.
So please urge your senators to both oppose
the National Internet Tax Mandate and also any efforts to include
it in the moratorium bill.
Most importantly, please contact your
senators right away!
Vice President of Policy
P.S. Harry Reid - at the behest of a
"bipartisan" group of senators led by Lamar Alexander - is
planning to ram through the National Internet Tax Mandate by
attaching it to legislation prohibiting Internet access taxes.
This sleazy move is designed to provide cover
for pro-Internet sales tax politicians to claim they "had" to
vote for the Mandate in order to protect you from Internet access
So it is vital your senators hear from you
Tell them to vote NO on all votes - including
all procedural votes - on legislation adding the so-called
"Marketplace Fairness Act" to the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom