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Policy decisions about borrowing and spending have generated out of control deficits and spiraling debt at all levels of government. Partisan politics have frequently led to impasse as one-side refuses to compromise with the other. If a sensible non-partisan tax policy is not enacted, high tax rates and profligate spending will continue to drive individuals and businesses into the red and leave Americans without jobs.
Last week, the Senate overwhelmingly voted to pass the “Marketplace Fairness Act,” better known as the Internet sales tax, 69-27. Framed as a move toward “leveling the playing field,” the bill has sparked some debate among Republicans.