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The Alliance for Main Street Fairness Urges Senators to Approve the Just-Introduced 'Marketplace Fairness Act'

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(OPEN):
REPUBLICAN SENATORS LAMAR ALEXANDER AND MIKE ENZI--ALONG WITH DEMOCRATIC SENATORS DICK DURBIN AND TIM JOHNSON--HAVE JUST INTRODUCED THE "MARKETPLACE FAIRNESS ACT"--WHICH "LEVELS THE PLAYING-FIELD" BETWEEN ONLINE-ONLY RETAILERS, LIKE AMAZON, AND TRADITIONAL, "MAIN STREET"-RETAILERS.  REGINA [AS IN "GEE"] SEELINGER [ALSO SOFT "G"]--A SMALL-BUSINESSWOMAN WHO OWNS SPOKES LITTLE ROCK--EXPLAINS WHY SHE SUPPORTS THE LEGISLATION...

(SEELINGER):
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WE NEED TO END SPECIAL TREATMENT FOR ONLINE-ONLY RETAILERS, LIKE 'AMAZON-DOT-COM'.  OUR INTERNET-COMPETITION SHOULD BE REQUIRED TO PLAY BY THE SAME RULES, AND COLLECT SALES-TAX--JUST LIKE WE DO.  THIS LEGISLATION WOULD GIVE ALL BUSINESSES THE CHANCE TO COMPETE IN A FREE MARKET.  THAT'S ALL I ASK, AS A BUSINESS-OWNER:  LET ME COMPETE FOR BUSINESS ON A LEVEL PLAYING-FIELD--AND GIVE US ALL THE SAME CHANCE TO SUCCEED."

(BRIDGE):
THE LEGISLATION IS ENDORSED BY A BIPARTISAN GROUP OF SENATORS; SEELINGER EXPLAINS WHY IT'S SIGNIFICANT FOR SMALL-BUSINESS OWNERS...

(SEELINGER):
"LOCAL RETAILERS ARE HURTING--AND IT DOESN'T HELP WHEN GOVERNMENT GIVES PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT TO A HANDFUL OF GIANT ONLINE-RETAILERS THAT USE THAT ADVANTAGE TO PUT 'MAIN STREET'-STORES OUT OF BUSINESS.  WASHINGTON NEEDS TO STOP PICKING WINNERS AND LOSERS WITH THE TAX-CODE.
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(CLOSE):
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON "E-FAIRNESS"-LEGISLATION, VISIT "STAND-WITH-MAIN STREET"-DOT-ORG.



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