With states laying off thousands of teachers and taking other painful steps to close huge budget shortfalls, Amazon’s actions are coming at the expense of the public interest.
Amazon’s campaign is hurting communities across the country. States’ inability to collect most sales taxes from online purchases means that residents have to make do with more crowded schools, worse roads, and less health care — or pay higher taxes.
Read the whole thing. As usual, the Center is right on target, cutting through all the hyperbolic anti-tax rhetoric from the folks on the right.