Ted Cruz Joins Fight Against Marketplace Fairness Act
Paul Byrne, President and founder of Razoyo, sent an email regarding the unethical Marketplace Fairness Act to Texas senator, Ted Cruz. Today, he received the following response from the senator. Be sure to contact your representative about this pernicious, unfair and poorly-conceived legislation.
United States Senate Washington, DC 20510
Thank you for sharing your thoughts regarding the so-called Marketplace Fairness Act. Input from fellow Texans significantly informs my decision-making and empowers me to better represent the state. I especially appreciate your patience awaiting a response as we established our office and mail system.
The Internet embodies entrepreneurial freedom and should be protected and cultivated. It has allowed new businesses to compete in the national marketplace in ways that would have been impossible 15 years ago, and it empowers consumer choice.
The misleadingly titled Marketplace Fairness Act is a job-killing tax hike. It is, in effect, a national Internet sales tax, a constitutionally questionable attempt to overturn the fundamental idea that states' taxing authority ends at their borders. Raising the tax burden on small businesses in one of the still-thriving sectors of our economy simply does not make sense.
Thank you for sharing your views with me. Please feel free to contact me in the future about any issue important to your family. It is an honor to serve you and the people of Texas.
Senator Ted Cruz