Posted 3 years ago on Nov. 18, 2011, 9:59 a.m. EST by Rico
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Our state and local sales taxes help fund our schools, shelters, and so forth.
How many of us THINK about that when we shop on-line and count the fact we don't have to pay our local sales taxes as a "benefit" ?
In addition to depriving our local communities the taxes they need to sustain services, we ALSO destroy all the local jobs associated with "brick-and-mortar" businesses. Some will argue that we DO employ the people at the warehouses of Amazon.com, for example, but they're now replacing people in their warehouses with robotic forklifts. <sigh>
Bring back American jobs ! Buy local, buy American, press "O" when a computer answers the phone, and skip the computerized self-check lanes !