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Buy now: Amazon sales tax hits Saturday 11

Sept. 13, 2012 By John Seiler If you live in California and have been thinking of buying anything on Amazon.com, do so today or Friday. On Saturday, Sept. 15, the state imposes its sales tax — 8 percent or so

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Jerry Brown Killed This Business 0

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

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Rutten's Amazon Attack Ignores Reality 0

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,

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CA Businesses Split for Utah 0

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

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Amazon Rallies Affiliates to Fight Tax 0

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

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Amazon Tax Already Killing CA Biz 9

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:

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Govt. Stockholm Syndrome Strikes 2

John Seiler: You’ve probably heard of Stockholm Syndrome, where hostage victims end up identifying with the hostage takers. Here’s Wikipedia’s definition: In psychology, Stockholm syndrome is a term used to describe a real paradoxical psychologicalphenomenon wherein hostages express empathy and have positive feelings towards their

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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

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Amazon Warns It Will Fire Affiliates 1

John Seiler: Update, 6:13 pm, June 29, 2011: Gov. Jerry “Kill Businesses” Brown just signed this jobs-killing bill. It also slams Internet commerce globally, something anyone in California should oppose because of our huge Internet companies. Brown fashions himself a

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Internet Tax Would Kill Businesses 1

John Seiler: I’ve been writing about the suicidal idea for California to tax Internet sales. In a comment to that post, a small business operator wrote how it would kill his business, and others like it. I thought it worth

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