STOP THE INTERNET TAX
On Thursday, the Senate voted to proceed to the Internet sales tax bill. Unfortunately, the Senate Majority Leader scheduled the vote while Sen. Cruz was in Texas attending the memorial service for the West explosion. Had Sen. Cruz been present, he would have emphatically voted against this legislation because he believes the Internet should remain a haven for entrepreneurial growth. We should protect and cherish the freedom of the Internet -- not pass a massive new Internet sales tax that would impose billions of dollars of new taxes on America's small businesses.
In addition to being bad policy, Sen. Cruz also opposes the way this legislation has been pushed through the Senate -- skipping the committee process in an attempt to stifle debate. That is why Sen. Cruz joined a bipartisan coalition of senators urging Sen. Harry Reid to allow for a thorough vetting of the bill through regular order.