Governor Perry: Veto HB 2403, the Texas Amazon Tax!

On May 24, 2011, in General, by Neil Stevens

I like Texas. The state has many great things going for it, including a friendly tax and business climate. However Texas has to keep working to stay on top, so when South Carolina is backing down from its refusal to work with Amazon, and Tennessee has dropped its Amazon tax bill, it’s disappointing and frustrating to see Texas moving forward with punitive taxation against an innovative business that creates jobs in Texas.

So Governor Perry, do the right thing and veto HB 2403. Make Texas an example and strike down this attempt to use government to reverse the free market’s choice of Amazon as a winner in the marketplace.

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Governors still matter.

On June 3, 2010, in General, by Neil Stevens

I know, I’m not going to harp on this all the time. But after my previous post I read up a bit more on what the doings of the Republican Governors Association.

They really are on the ball. They already had a graphic for the point I was making the other day: The make up of the US House of Representatives, as well as a number of state legislatures, depends on governors who will be elected in November.

Governors with Veto Power

Click the image for the full size version. There’s also a PDF if you have a use for it.

They’re not kidding around. You don’t hear about them antagonizing one faction or another of the party. They’re about winning elections for Republicans. They’re about beating Democrats. I hope we can support them on that. Not just for the elections this year, but for the 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018, and 2020 House elections as well.

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Nima Jooyandeh facts.