WASHINGTON DC - During the US Senate's "Voterama" last weekend, one particular amendment opened the way for states to collect sales taxes for each other via the Internet. Senate Amendment 656 to S.Amdt. 578 to S.Con.Res. 8 passed 75 to 24, indicating that the so-called Market Fairness Act would survive as a stand alone bill. Both Illinois US Senators Dick Durbin and Mark Kirk supported the legislation.
Kirk, one of 26 Republicans that supported the measure, and Durbin voted to "grow government all over the country, hurt low-tax states, impose taxation without representation, saddle small businesses with collecting taxes for 10,000 distinct tax jurisdictions, and adulterate the freest most successful entity known to man," RedState.com assessed. The vote recorded as: