March 12, 2010
DAVID HARSANYI: Colorado should repeal the Amazon Tax. But what’s going on here is Colorado legislator’s anger that there’s something they don’t control:
Actually, if anyone ever needed an obvious illustration of how government overreach can damage an economy, they need look no further than the Colorado legislature’s foolish attempt to wheedle a few extra bucks out of consumers via an Internet sales tax. . . . One only wishes that citizens could boycott irascible and intrusive state legislators — with their knee-jerk, ill-informed, anti-capitalist sentiment — who are willing to risk the jobs of thousands of citizens for a couple million bucks in the state’s coffers.
And follow the link for the sputtering anger of Colorado Senate Majority Leader John Morse. It’s not even about the money. It’s about the control.