Main Street Lauds Signing of E-Fairness Legislation in California

Sep 23, 2011, 14:30 ET from Alliance for Main Street Fairness

Amazon Can & Will Collect Sales Taxes in California; Playing Field Leveled

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Alliance for Main Street Fairness (AMSF) today released the following statement in response to California Governor Jerry Brown signing into law Assembly Bill 155 or e-fairness legislation:

"Government should not be in the business of picking winners and losers, and now California is not. This should send a message to every other state in the nation that Internet retailers can and should operate by the same rules as everyone else," said Danny Diaz, spokesperson for the Alliance for Main Street Fairness (AMSF). "This also sends an important signal to employers throughout the country that they must demand fairness of their elected officials. One can only hope that federal officials grappling with budgetary issues take notice and recognize the obvious, that by allowing states to collect their own sales taxes they become less reliant on Washington, and focus on bolstering employers and creating jobs."

SOURCE Alliance for Main Street Fairness