Freshman GOP Sen. Ted Cruz, for instance, is among those arguing the bill is effectively a tax increase on consumers.
â€œHow is it fair for a Texas business to collect taxes to support California Gov. Jerry Brownâ€™s big spending? Or to underwrite New York City Mayor Michael Bloombergâ€™s nanny statism or Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuelâ€™s anti-Second Amendment agenda?â€ Cruz said in a Sunday opinion piece at Real Clear Politics.
Conservative Texans could, of course, avoid any such risk of support for liberal policies by only shopping online at businesses based in red states.
Texas is one of 45 states with a sales tax. Our colleagues at the CQ Roll Call Data Mine have an interactive graphic with all the details.
The National Retail Federation, which has advocated for the new legislation, made its last cry for votes in a letter circulated Monday morning.
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