Will this change your purchasing habits?
Monday, July 30, 2012
As everyone debates the great partisan divide in the federal government, there is some bipartisan legislation moving along in Congress without too much opposition from either side of the divide. If passed, the bill being considered would result in about 5 to 10 percent sales tax levied on purchases made over the Internet. While this would level the playing field for businesses with a presence outside the virtual storefront, it would be a hardship for the U.S. consumers who, according to a recent story on CBS News, spent more than $200 billion in online sales last year. A reported 53 percent of Americans shop online, spending an average of $1,200 a piece. This is expected to rise to 58 percent by 2016 with an average expenditure of about $1…
The 11th District congressman said today's gathering was "different" and was the most serious of those held in his recent memory.
Congressman Phil Gingrey (R-Marietta) was on the defensive for nearly all of the town-hall meeting held today in Kennesaw. Near the end of the 1½-hour session, the Republican was asked if this is the best he and other Republicans can do. "I know what they're talking about," Gingrey said of many of the comments made. "They are frustrated, and I don't have any ready answers. They're telling me the best you can do isn't good enough." Below is the blog of the meeting: Rep. Phil Gingrey is holding a series of town hall meetings. He held one in Cartersville on Monday and today is at the Ben Robertson Community Center in Adams Park in Kennesaw. 1:45 The town-hall meeting has concluded. 1:35 Speaker said she is concerned with dependency on …