Comment history for fcsuper.

Amazon will start collecting sales tax nationwide starting April 1st by Ghetto_Shitlord in technology

[–]fcsuper 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

That's really the point. Right now, there's no rule established by the Federal Government, as required by the Constitution. Without a Federal rule, it is simply "interstate" and out of the realm of control of any of the States.

Amazon will start collecting sales tax nationwide starting April 1st by Ghetto_Shitlord in technology

[–]fcsuper 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

Yeah, that's kinda how the original ruling has been extended. Amazon doesn't have a presence in all 50 states (and likely never will). The problem for them started when they created affiliate programs. Though technically not part of the Amazon organization, affiliates were themselves not collecting/paying sales taxes, even when sales and delivery were intrastate. There was no way for them to, actually, because affiliates weren't actually apart of the transaction. However, that is likely where Amazon started losing ground, and some of the states took that as an opening to have them collect taxes on all transactions by people living within their state since the distinctions between where sales took place were being blurred. That said, it still doesn't mean that it is constitutional as Amazon hasn't actually lost any of these types of cases to this point, it's just that Amazon is burdened with tons of never-ending lawsuits from the states who keep trying new/novel ways to get around the Constitution in order to hold Amazon liable for sales tax. They fought the good fight. Unfortunately, hardly anything has been settled in the courts, and Congress continues to stay mum on this whole topic, so this agreement will end up hurting small and medium sized businesses who will now be easy targets for state governments.

Amazon will start collecting sales tax nationwide starting April 1st by Ghetto_Shitlord in technology

[–]fcsuper 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

First, Amazon doesn't have a presence in all 50 states. Second, that rule was established by an activist judge who legislated from the bench. There was never a Federal law passed to codify it. Also, the judgement, as worded, was never meant to mean any presence, but a significant presence within the state.

Amazon will start collecting sales tax nationwide starting April 1st by Ghetto_Shitlord in technology

[–]fcsuper 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

Both the sale and delivery occurred in one state, so that is not an interstate sale. Mail order is a closer example to what you are getting at. There is no sales tax on mail order, even today. However, many states did create "use taxes" to try to get around that.

Amazon will start collecting sales tax nationwide starting April 1st by Ghetto_Shitlord in technology

[–]fcsuper 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago

The fact that the sale occurs across state boundaries means that it is interstate, which is under control of Federal Government. Congress could pass a law that makes it legal for states to tax interstate sales based on certain criteria that establishes "where the sale took place", but they haven't. Until they do, any state tax on an interstate transaction is unconstitutional. This also applies to "use taxes" as well, which is an older attempt to collect taxes on interstate commerce.

New Doctor Who's tagline "This changes everything!" by fcsuper in DoctorWho

[–]fcsuper [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

The enemy in each episode would vaguely resemble something New York-ish.

Amazon will start collecting sales tax nationwide starting April 1st by Ghetto_Shitlord in technology

[–]fcsuper 1 points 3 points (+4|-1) ago

Despite it being illegal for states to collect sales taxes on sales made in other states? Amazon has fought long and hard, but finally gave up.

who would be your choose for the next Doctor? by Nikola0401 in DoctorWho

[–]fcsuper 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

Ben Affleck. There, I said it.

/s

Former Colorado GOP chair Steve Curtis faces voter fraud charges after allegedly filling out ex-wifes ballot and claiming conservatives don't commit voter fraud by fcsuper in news

[–]fcsuper [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago

Don't know who up/down voated us, but have a couple ups from me.

Former Colorado GOP chair Steve Curtis faces voter fraud charges after allegedly filling out ex-wifes ballot and claiming conservatives don't commit voter fraud by fcsuper in news

[–]fcsuper [S] 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago

I'm not a leftest. But, if you wish to call someone that because you have no other perspective, so be it. I'm more in line with Radical Centrism. Let reality speak for itself rather than try to promote pure forms of ideologies. I can get into long arguments with liberal believers over some bit of nonsense on their end, same as conservative believers. What I've seen from both ends is that believers want to believe no matter what, and it's very difficult to find common ground, even though there usually is some.

Conceal carry gun bill would allow states to cross-honor permits by BeastKeeper in news

[–]fcsuper 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

I'm always confused as to why there needs to be laws passed regarding things that the Constitution specifically covers. Licenses/permits issued by one state are valid in every other state for a reasonable period of time. Regardless to what one believes about guns, if one state issues a person a license to conceal carry, then that license is valid for a reasonable period of time in all other states that also issue conceal carry licenses.

"A feminist glossary because we didn't all major in gender studies"; prepare yourself for idealized femplations mixed in with huge heaps of "misandry" by fcsuper in news

[–]fcsuper [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

The article is very annoying, but to me, it's a good reference to start taking argument points away from 3rd wave feminists.

Former Colorado GOP chair Steve Curtis faces voter fraud charges after allegedly filling out ex-wifes ballot and claiming conservatives don't commit voter fraud by fcsuper in news

[–]fcsuper [S] 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago

I'm (still) neither, but just amazed at the irony that he was railing against Democrat voter fraud days before he was charged for voter fraud. I seem to remember a small number of incidents in the last election in Colorado where a few people turned in ballots for their long deceased relatives. The culprit in all these cases are absentee ballots. Nothing to do with IDs.

Elon Musk on new NASA legislation: "This bill changes almost nothing" by http404 in technology

[–]fcsuper 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago

Yeah, I actually read much of it. Pretty much just status quo.

Japanese porn star, 80, who began her career aged 71, calls it quits by Shumway in news

[–]fcsuper 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago

9 years is a lot longer than most porn careers .

Rowan Atkinson didn't die this week, but let's honor him anyway for being the guy that quite possibly invented the selfie! by fcsuper in pics

[–]fcsuper [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago

Duly noted. I just thought of this one because he seemed so far ahead of the curve. What he did for laughs is what we all take as normal now.

How the US tax collects "accidental Americans" in France, Canada and elsewhere by charbiwala in news

[–]fcsuper 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

This seems to be a real problem, but this article is somewhat incoherent. Not the best (or even a good) source for this topic.

Trump Budget Proposes Killing All Funding for PBS, NPR and National Endowment for the Arts by Joker68 in news

[–]fcsuper 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago

Well to be fair on this point, this isn't something they wanted to do. It is a result of the previous major cut to their funding. There was a time that they actually focused on learning, science and comparatively conservative and by-the-numbers economic and political shows; where public fundraising was only done once every six months. A well-funded PBS would actually be free of most special interest influences.

The rise of the born-again virgin - What a crock by jbnunez in news

[–]fcsuper 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago

What's up with everyone putting their pussies on a pedestal these days‽

Shooting of Unarmed Airman Ruled 'Reasonable'Dashcam Vid Released Three Years Later by daskapitalist in BadCopNoDonut

[–]fcsuper 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago

The problem here is that this person wasn't pulled over by the cop. He was awaiting assistance. There was no logical reason to assume the guy was going to pull a gun in the first place. This was after a fender bender and everyone pulled over on their own, not the end of a long car chase. So much of this is completely out of context for the situation. I understand the cops have a lot of risks in today's world, but so many of those risks are the result of bad government policies that create situations where cops always have to feel like they are in a fire-fight, even when assigned to give ad or file mundane traffic accident reports. Seriously, that could've been anyone of us who may not have thought that we were in danger from cops who were thinking our clumsy ass was actually going on full assault rage.

16 Reasons Not To Live In California by fluxusp in news

[–]fcsuper 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

Yeah, that kind of stuff used to scare me until I realize that is pretty much happens in successful regions. NYC has been expensive for living for over 100 years compared with the rest of the country (or even the rest of NY). California just started moving into this turf since the 90's. Adjustments will be made over time there, but it's far from dome and gloom that seems to be popular to fantasize about on Voat.

Employees who decline genetic testing could face penalties under proposed bill by leahbettsisdead in news

[–]fcsuper 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago

Money is blind to party. Parties are not blind to money.

16 Reasons Not To Live In California by fluxusp in news

[–]fcsuper 3 points -2 points (+1|-3) ago

You do know that's not how tax brackets for income works either for state or Federal taxes? Your effective/real tax is never the percent for the bracket you achieve. No one actually pays 38% of your whole income to the IRS, even when you don't count deductions. Collectively, you may pay about 35% of your total income to Federal, State and Local taxes, with some states opting to put more burden on property owners (like New Hampshire) and other states (like California) that focuses more on trade and income. (There's a cap on taxation of property in California called Prop 13 that prevents both raising of property tax by any government within the state, and prevents reassessment of your property except when the property actually is sold, regardless to how much the property goes up in value. So, if you bought your home at $300K and it goes up in value to $1M, you still only pay property tax on $300K and that property tax rate never changes up or down.)

White Men Should Pay 5% Extra In Taxes Because Theyre Privileged by bm2112 in news

[–]fcsuper 1 points 6 points (+7|-1) ago

Irish and Germans were once discriminated against same as all other immigrant waves after the initial colonization. Particularly Irish. Some historians suggest that the white-faced, rosy-checked, redhead-wigged clown was originally a caricature of a stereotypical drunk Irish. This nation has always hated on the new group of immigrants.

Heathrow promises to clear green aviation R&D incubator for take-off by [deleted] in Aerospace

[–]fcsuper 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

Ah, OK, now I'm seeing that too....deleting the article...thanks for heads up.