Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Will Dallas tax internet sales?

It's now the top priority of Dallas city Councilman Ed Oakley to lobby Congress for legislation allowing Dallas to charge sales tax on internet sales.

Is it any wonder our city is considered so anti-business? What a classic, short-sighted pol. Oakley sees online sales shoot up over the holidays, sees predictions for greater online ad buying and all he can think is "how can I get a piece of that?" That he will put all Dallas-based businesses (and citizens) at a unique disadvantage is completely lost on him.

Perhaps Virginia Postrel could teach Oakley about the law of unintended consequences.

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