We strongly support the states' initiatives to simplify and make more uniform their current patchwork of sales tax regimes. We have testified to this effect before Congress and state legislatures. We acknowledge that if the states achieve genuine simplification and some degree of uniformity, the constitutional prohibition on the imposition of sales tax collection obligations on remote sellers, online and off, will be obviated.
When the states make it possible for remote sellers to cope with the sales tax system nationwide, we will be in a position to compete on a level playing field with local sellers.
Robert D. Comfort
Vice President, Tax Policy
Re Judge James M. DeLeon's remarks that his bad press could be racially motivated:
I didn't even know that the judge was African-American. Why doesn't he admit he made a mistake and move forward?
Mark Mazza, Feasterville
To congressional Democrats and the people who can't stand President Bush:
This is no way to treat someone with Bush's track record. Let's give him the same kind of support and respect Republicans gave President Clinton during Clinton's prosperous and wildly successful administration.
Bush deserves no less.
Stephen Cornell, Hatboro