At the end of the day we shouldn't be surprised that Erickson is taking the side of faceless Internet sellers who are desperately trying to protect their competitive advantage – as much as 10% in some places.
To quote Ronald Reagan, "facts are stubborn things." Erickson is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts.
For more information about the Coalition, including a list of companies and organizations that support federal legislation, please visit www.marketplacefairnessnow.org.
The Marketplace Fairness Coalition supports federal legislation that empowers states to update their sales and use tax laws to level the playing field for all sellers. The Coalition is comprised of businesses of every size, sector and channel of product distribution, as well as state and national trade associations. The members of the Coalition represent nearly 3 million businesses, associations, and organizations located in every state throughout the country. The time has come for Congress to give businesses clarity and certainty by allowing states to update their laws to reflect a 21 st Century economy.SOURCE Marketplace Fairness Coalition