June 6, 2013
Catesby Jones owns a small business in Virginia called Peace Frogs. Along with his three dozen employees, he makes T-shirts, baseball caps and other “cool” stuff, which he sells online.
He credits his success to the internet. “By reaching out to a worldwide base of customers, companies in rural parts like ours can thrive and have a much bigger presence than they otherwise would through traditional sales.”
Jones is incredibly concerned with the threat of the Internet Sales Tax. Big businesses with the money to lobby Congress are pushing for the measure, which they can afford to pay. But it would hurt small internet-based businesses like Peace Frogs.
Watch The Heritage Foundation video above to learn more about Catsby Jones’s story. Then tell us in the comments: do you think it’s fair for Congress to impose a punishing tax like this on Jones’ business?