I just got an email from Amazon terminating my status as an Amazon affiliate. I've never actually sold anything through this website, so it was an aspriational thing at best, but it's sad.
I clearly understand why their doing it, but I understand that the State of Illinois needs money and goods sold from Amazon compete directly with goods sold at local stores. Amazon sales both take business out of Illinois and deprive it of revenues.
Should there be a Federal sales or value added tax on Internet sales, where money gets passed along to the States? What do you think?