Davis May Back Internet Tax Plan
from the when-the-going-gets-tough...-raise-taxes dept
California’s governor, Gray Davis, has long been an opponent to any sort of internet tax, knowing that it would greatly upset his Silicon Valley-based constituency. Of course, that constituency has gotten much smaller recently, and more importantly, California is in desperate need of tax revenue. So, without any real justification other than “we need that money”, Davis is reconsidering his position on internet taxes. Of course, there’s no explanation for why his old reason for not supporting internet taxes (it would harm a growing industry) don’t still apply. In fact, some are afraid that if a proposal for taxing California companies shipping to California residents was put in place, it would just drive sales to non-California companies.