U.S. Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-14) issued the following statement in opposition to the internet sales tax legislation that the U.S. Senate is expected to vote on later today:
"Call me a conservative, but I believe the right approach to tax fairness is to reduce rates--not force higher rates onto others. States that want their businesses to be more competitive in the marketplace should engage in a race to the lowest tax rate rather than seek to level the playing field by imposing higher taxes and new burdens on competitors and consumers. The Senate legislation would throw a classic Washington wet blanket on the brightest frontier of our economy, the Internet. Life is hard enough in this Obama economy; let's not make things worse with more taxes."