And Amazon are responding the way they usually do: they're closing the distribution center they have in Texas.
Folks, I'm a realist. I think Amazon should collect sales tax, but I also know that they will close a facility before giving in on this issue. That point was stupidly obvious to anyone with half a brain, but then again we're talking about politicians here. The Texas state legislature would rather screw over the thousands of people who used to work at Amazon's distribution center rather than admit that there's no practical way to force Amazon to collect sales tax.
What's even worse is that Amazon actually tried to work out a deal. They offered to build more distribution centers in Texas in exchange for an exemption. No dice.
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