Americans want net taxes

— 12:20 PM on July 11, 2001

According to this story over at Wired, they actually do.

The survey found that 60 percent of the American public do not believe that Web purchases should be free of taxation. Only 34 percent of those surveyed think online buying should be tax-exempt.


In fact, researchers found that neither wealth nor political inclination played much of a role in determining where people stood on the issue. They found that 53 percent of all Republican Internet users and 60 percent of respondents with incomes above $100,000 opposed an online tax exemption.

I guess the brick and mortars do have a point when it comes to wanting a level playing field with online retailers. Still, I don't think I'd actually vote for a net tax myself. Would you?
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