One of the reasons I am supporting President Obama, is because Republicans continue to give major tax breaks to giant corporations like Amazon, all while insisting that smaller Internet companies collect the required sales tax. This is hurting small businesses, the backbone of the new digital economy.
One of Amazon’s stated missions is to put brick and mortar business out of business — they are well on their way to accomplishing that goal — with the help of the right-wing of the Republican party. What hypocrites — they opposes personal welfare — but love corporate welfare.
Either we all get the same tax break or no one gets a tax break. Picking winners and losers is not my definition of smaller, limited government.
The right-wing thinks their Amazon purchases are” tax-free,” when in reality they are breaking the law by not paying the required use tax. Helping Wall Street and not Main Street will not help the GOP come November.
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Bio: Paula Pennypacker has been a conservative and independent political activist since 1990. She is the founder and president of Scottsdale-based Just for Redheads Beauty Products.
A registered Republican, Paula is neither an ideologue nor a zealot. She is a broad-minded independent thinker with conservative economic beliefs and practical political ideas. She is interested in uniting, not dividing.
Born and raised in Toledo, Ohio, Paula was a popular political radio show host and a Republican candidate for mayor before relocating her business to Arizona in 1998. She lives in Scottsdale with her husband and 12-year-old son.
Paula’s personal and political motto -- "Only those who dare!" -- epitomizes the way she lives her life and conducts herself politically. She is not afraid to stand up to established or entrenched views and interests, even in her own party.
Her signature political issues are ending the war on drugs, ending welfare as we know it, tax and immigration reform, and weeding out waste and corruption in government.
She recently finished third in the 2010 primary election for state representative in District 8.