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The Alliance for Main Street Fairness Continues to Push for 'E-Fairness' Legislation in Congress

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(OPEN):
SMALL-BUSINESS OWNERS, FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY, TOOK TIME AWAY FROM THEIR PREPARATIONS FOR THE HOLIDAY SHOPPING-SEASON--AND GATHERED IN WASHINGTON, THIS WEEK [THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 14TH]--TO SUPPORT CONGRESSIONAL ACTION ON BIPARTISAN "E-FAIRNESS"-LEGISLATION THAT WOULD "LEVEL THE PLAYING-FIELD" BETWEEN ONLINE-ONLY AND "MAIN STREET" RETAILERS.  CUMBERLAND TRANSIT OWNER, ALLEN DOTY ["DOE-TEE"; NOT LIKE "DOT"], SAYS THAT CONGRESS NEEDS TO ACT SOON...

(DOTY):
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THE HOLIDAY-SEASON IS ALWAYS EXCITING AND NERVE-WRACKING.  BUT, IT ISN'T FAIR THAT MY INTERNET-COMPETITION ENJOYS A TAX-LOOPHOLE THAT ALLOWS THEM TO FORGO COLLECTING SALES-TAX, AT THE POINT-OF-PURCHASE--LIKE I DO.  I WELCOME COMPETITION--AND I CAN CHOOSE TO MATCH ANYONE'S PRICE.  BUT, I DON'T HAVE THE ABILITY TO FORGO SALES-TAX COLLECTION; IN FACT, I'M REQUIRED TO DO SO.  IT'S NOT FAIR--AND IT'S HURTING MY ABILITY TO [BOTH] STAY IN BUSINESS AND COMPETE THIS HOLIDAY-SEASON."

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REPUBLICAN SENATORS LAMAR ALEXANDER AND MIKE ENZI--ALONG WITH DEMOCRATIC SENATORS DICK DURBIN AND TIM JOHNSON--RECENTLY INTRODUCED THE "MARKETPLACE FAIRNESS ACT"--WHICH WOULD CLOSE THE "SALES-TAX LOOPHOLE"...

(DOTY):
"WE NEED TO MAKE THIS THE LAST HOLIDAY-SEASON THAT THE GOVERNMENT GIVES PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT TO A HANDFUL OF GIANT ONLINE-RETAILERS.  WASHINGTON NEEDS TO STOP PICKING WINNERS AND LOSERS WITH THE TAX-CODES.
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(CLOSE):
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON "E-FAIRNESS"-LEGISLATION, VISIT "STAND-WITH-MAIN STREET"-DOT-COM.



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