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
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.