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TAXES: Internet tax will hurt businesses

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid rushed legislation through the Senate requiring Internet businesses to pay state sales taxes (TNT, 5-7). Reid’s action is astonishing due to its unfavorable effect on small businesses, the cornerstone of our economic well-being.

The speed of his action, in this regard, is in stark contrast with his continued refusal for many months to bring 20-plus pieces of House legislation, generally friendlier to free-enterprise capitalism, up for a vote.

The beehive of energy that free enterprise capitalism provides is generated by small business, which promotes creativity and innovation. These enterprises significantly improve the rate of

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MARRIAGE: Amazon.com vs. Chick-fil-A

For goodness sake, the closest Chick-fil-A franchise is in Boise, Idaho (not exactly the liberal mecca of the Northwest). Most Chick-fil-A franchises are in the South, making it highly doubtful that a boycott by advocates of gay marriage is going to have much impact. Since Chick-fil-A already closes on Sundays (foregoing a weekend day of profits), I doubt they care.

It’s interesting to note, however, that as much opposition as many Southerners may have to gay marriage (as stated in many of their state constitutions), they are not raising a hissy fit over  Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ stand on the

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