Today the Moron that is the governor of our once great state (Illinois) signed a bill into law. What’s wrong with that? Well this bill (HB 3659) directly affects a lot of people I know, and would not hesitate to call my friends. It will force a friend to move a business that has been nothing but beneficial to the area in which I live both in terms of jobs and community support. Fatwallet (www.fatwallet.com) is owned by a friend of mine, employs several of my friends, and former coworkers. This new law affects the way that fatwallet does business with some of it’s largest clients. HB 3659 forces out- of-state retailers to collect Illinois state sales tax for Internet sales, based on the premise that affiliate marketers create nexus in Illinois. Recently, Illinois has emerged as a hotbed for technology businesses and is now considered the single largest state for the Affiliate Marketing Industry. That is until today. Governor Quinn, proving that he is shortsighted signed HB2659 into law and effective slammed the door on the emerging market that was a bright spot in the otherwise dismal job market for our area. Bravo, dumb ass, bravo. Things like this make me wonder why I continue to live in this state.
My friend April, elaborates on the subject with more eloquence than i do, read her blog… http://akunzelman.blogspot.com/2011/03/thanks-illinois-for-your.html?spref=tw