Kaplan, Jack


Cyber Monday Subsidized by California Taxpayers

By Jack Kaplan

Just a reminder while all of the news shows are reporting wall to wall coverage of "Cyber Monday", that this might be a good time to insert a headline into the news shows and in the print media, that On-Line Businesses like powerhouses, such as Amazon, and others, are able to offer such great bargains because they are spared of paying California's 10% sales taxes, and the requirement to collect and report those taxes, while our local merchants are stiffed by the California legislature, and made to charge and collect those taxes, thereby putting those local merchants on an uneven and non-competitive playing field. And eventually destroying our community of local stores.