[citation][nom]hopiamani[/nom]And consumers can pass it on by not buying.How much in sales tax revenue are they really hoping to get? Do they really think that was the solution to the enormous budget shortfalls? I just wish they would cut spending more.[/citation]
Cut spending more? The tax situation in Georgia is so bad that the State is raping the education system. Of course, this is mostly due to idiots in power and wasteful spending, but that does nothing to help those victimized by this bullshit. The numbers speak for themselves.
Education has already been piliged enough, but Georgia is cutting another $1.3 billion USD($1 billion from K-12 and $300 million from higher education). The educators in public education have said that the cuts will hurt them, but will kill higher education. They are absolutely correct.
As a student in Georgia, my tuition continues to sharply increase, while the quality of my education is decreasing. This is wrong on many levels, but what is more wrong is what the legislature is letting go into effect.
Governor Purdue is getting around $9 million USD for some fucking horse stables, but he is letting the State kill education. I can promise you that Georgia is not the only state that is screwing over so many of its citizens. While I do enjoy the tax-free purchases at Amazon and Newegg, they are beyond stupid to believe they can avoid sale-tax. Those two companies can afford to process sale-tax for all customer's state governments and even the local governments. The problem will be with the smaller retailers.
I believe there should be a cap at which a state can demand sales tax. If a company is raking in billions in sales, then they should have to pay. The hardworking citizens in the United States are not immune from paying their share of taxes, so neither should corporations in the United States. If they do not like it, then stop doing business.