When it comes to installing an unprecedented new Internet sales tax system, we have the option of trusting state tax collectors to do the right thing ó or requiring them to do it.
Just like teenagers gain privileges by demonstrating responsible behavior, tax collectors should first demonstrate what they intend to do to the Internet before being given keys to the nicest car in town.
Steve DelBianco is the executive director of NetChoice and a founding member of TruST, a coalition seeking tax simplification before expanding state tax authority
James Jones, communications director for DC Vote, tapes a "DC Constituents Service Day" sign on the wall as he stands with other DC residents outside of Rep. Andy Harris's office on Capitol Hill to protest Harris' actions against D.C.'s marijuana laws on Thursday, July 24, 2014. DC Vote encouraged DC residents to bring their complaints about city services to the Maryland congressman.