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Published: Wednesday, Jan. 18 2012 8:15 a.m. MST

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DeltaFoxtrot
West Valley, UT

SOPA and PIPA will never succeed. Both would require millions of man hours and billions of dollars to enforce. Our government simply doesn't have the resources.

Brother Chuck Schroeder
A Tropical Paradise USA, FL

Re: DeltaFoxtrot 9:34 a.m.

Reply: I disagree. Thank's AlGore for inventing the internet, I say let's tax it to death then, that's one free market we did not touch yet, costing us well needed tax dollars. Then where does all Wikipedia other monies go, in "off shore bank tax safe havens" in secret accounts?. The GOP must of had them trained real good. We 99 percent are being taxed to death, we are the middleclass. Is that the opposing Koch Brother's GOP/Tea Party ReaganBushClintonBush-villes economic systems of corporate greed capitalism vs capitalist communism where they tax the poor and give to the rich?. I'm going to tell you more of my truths here. "Imagine A World Without Free Thought And Internet Knowledge?." For over a decade, Wikipedia have spent millions of hours building the largest encyclopedia in human history. Right now, the U.S. Congress is considering legislation that could fatally damage the free and open Internet. For 24 hours, to raise awareness, We are blacking out Wikipedia. In todays real world, it's about these cafeteria style Constitutionalist that uses their political theories if and when it fits them and when it effects them alone.

DeltaFoxtrot
West Valley, UT

@Brother Chuck Schroeder: Several states try every year to enact a tax on goods bought and sold online. Each year that tax proposal gets voted down. Why? Because A: it would cost millions of dollars to enforce and B: it would send internet companies to states that don't have the tax, draining the local economy.

As a wonderful example, we have O.co located right here in SLC. If the state decided to tax all their sales they could easily move right on up to Idaho or Wyoming, taking with them hundreds of jobs.

That's the great thing about an internet business. If you are selling stuff all it takes is a warehouse and a small office with a few people at computers. You don't need a physical store so you can base your business anywhere you want and it really wouldn't cost you all that much to pack up the entire operation and move it elsewhere.

The rules that apply to traditional businesses don't really apply to those that conduct the majority of their transactions online.

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