Governor Jerry Brown of Kahleefornia must have felt that he hadn’t left enough wreckage his first stint as Governer (1975-1983), during which he earned the moniker “Governor Moonbeam” as a result of his wacky libtard ways. Apparently he learned absolutely nothing in the ensuing 28 years, because he’s still finding new and inventive ways to ruin the Golden State. Ladies and gentlemen: how NOT to generate tax revenues.
Amazon.com today said it will sever ties with some 10,000 affiliates in California to protest the Internet sales-tax law signed by Gov. Jerry Brown Wednesday.
The big online retailer has been threatening to cut those ties since February. In emails today to its California affiliates, Amazon called the bill “unconstitutional and counterproductive. ” The bill is part of the budget package passed by the Legislature.
The affiliates are businesses and nonprofits that have Amazon links on their websites. When someone clicks through that link and buys something from Amazon, the affiliate gets a fee.
Under the bill, Amazon will have to collect sales tax on all sales to Californians.
People like Governor Moonbeam are not called libtards for nothing. Brown knew that Amazon was going to do this because…wait for it…they’ve been telling him so since February. And yet he STILL signed the bill into law! I wonder how many jobs (and the tax revenues they provide) will be lost as a result of this ass-headed attempt to put a gun to Amazon’s head and extort tribute from them.
July 1, 2011, 4:25 pm at 4:25 pm
HEADS UP FELLAS
July 1, 2011
Media Release: Brisbane Broncos Club Gives In To Extremist Pressure To Stifle Free Speech
The Brisbane Broncos Leagues Club has announced that it will be cancelling a speech by Lord Monckton debating the merits of the Gillard-Brown carbon tax after political pressure by pro-tax advocates.
July 1, 2011, 4:37 pm at 4:37 pm
Tim Blair‘s on it too, Shelley: “They couldn’t stand the heat, so Christopher Monckton is out of the kitchen. Thus a Queensland leagues club is shown to have a level of level of strength equal to girly academics.”
July 1, 2011, 7:48 pm at 7:48 pm
I cancelled the memberships of myself, Lady Jugs, and my inlaws as a result of the Broncos desision.
I have taken the opportunity to contact the board of the Broncos regarding my decision & outrage and contacted each board member individually.
They may have only been 4 memberships but i dislike a vocal minority dictating terms as to who will have a voice
July 1, 2011, 7:56 pm at 7:56 pm
An ex-Queenslander mate of mine over here did the same, Carpe. In his case it was just the one membership, but he was p!ssed off enough to send an email to a bunch of us. I don’t think the Broncos really thought this through.
July 1, 2011, 8:24 pm at 8:24 pm
Agreed Spot, Lady Jugs and i were members based in Melbourne & i bought the inlaws membership for when they were over here from Japan (they loved the State of Origin game in Melbourne, yes that was a while ago), i just get uber-pissed with retarded decisions like the Broncos have done.
The club can do what ever they want, but their mistake is to piss me off and never upset my wife or her family.
July 2, 2011, 9:18 am at 9:18 am
So this is the same Jerry Brown from way back then. Jeeeezus, California just did the Time Warp.