While some Republicans in Washington seem to have had a hard time coming to grips with this issue, this has not been the case in Texas.
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As a conservative Tea Party leader in the Texas Legislature, I’ve watched the online sales tax debate with great interest. I’ve listened to arguments, seen studies and talked at length with fellow conservatives who appear to be largely split on the issue – in Washington at least.
I respect all my brothers and sisters on the front lines of the conservative movement who are fighting for liberty, free markets and smaller government; but I’ve come to the conclusion that much of the rhetoric in opposition to collecting sales tax that’s due for online purchases is misguided, and in many cases, misleading.