Posts Tagged ‘Amazon tax’

Jerry Brown Killed This Business

Friday, July 29th, 2011

Gov. Jerry "Jobs Killer" Brown quickly is replacing departed adulterer Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger as California's second-worst governor. (Gov. Earl Warren always will be the state's worst governor for stuffing loyal Japanese-Americans into concentration camps during World War II.) The Mercury...

Rutten's Amazon Attack Ignores Reality

Monday, July 25th, 2011

JULY 25, 2011 By JOHN SEILER L.A. Times columnist Tim Rutten continues his tax obsession in "Amazon's shameful California tax dodge." He just has it in for Amazon.com. He makes a weird comparison: At the turn of the last century, as the robber barons' first gilded age lingered on, many Californian...

CA Businesses Split for Utah

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

JULY 13, 2011 What do California-based companies Adobe Systems, eBay, Electronic Arts, Oracle and Twitter have in common? All have expanded over the past two years not in the Golden State, but in neighboring Utah. Utah Gov. Gary Herbert makes no apologies for pursuing California companies. “We a...

Amazon Rallies Affiliates to Fight Tax

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

JULY 12, 2011 By JOHN SEILER Amazon.com didn't waste time in working to repeal the so-called "Amazon" tax. The tax was passed last month by the Democratic-controlled Legislature and signed into law by Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown. The tax is supposed to raise $200 million a year. But Republicans, ...

Amazon Tax Already Killing CA Biz

Sunday, July 10th, 2011

John Seiler: The "Amazon" tax imposed Gov. Jerry "Jobs Killer" Brown and the Democratic Legislature, at the behest of the government unions that control them, already is killing scores of California businesses. Reports Jan Norman of the Orange County Register: Thousands of small-business owners -- ...

Victims of 'Amazon Tax' Cry Out

Friday, July 1st, 2011
Victims of 'Amazon Tax' Cry Out

Note: If you were fired as an Amazon affiliate, please email me your story to be included in a future article: [email protected] JULY 1, 2011 By JOHN SEILER "I was fired today," my friend Gary Metz wrote me just after Amazon.com notified him on Thursday of the action. Amazon fired him rig...

Amazon Tax Would Slam eBay, Too

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

John Seiler: Our Katy Grimes first wrote a story, two days ago, about how the tax-ravenous Legislature's attempt to tax Amazon, a company based in Washington state, also would slam eBay, which is located right here in San Jose. The Sacramento Bee caught up with her today, reporting: California lawm...

Suicidal California Amazon Tax

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

March 24, 2011 By JOHN SEILER Sometimes I wonder if the politicians, special interests and most media in California have a suicide pact among themselves -- with 37 million Californians forced to go along. It's an updated version of the Jim Jones cult, in which the "Rev." Jim Jones (actually a non-...