So, is this a fairness issue- or one designed to augment the coffers of the states? Many local vendors complain that their markets are jeopardized because they must charge sales tax, while the same products delivered from Amazon are tax-free. Many states see the revenue potential from taxing Amazon (and other internet company) sales in their domains and salivate with glee.
On the day before my birthday, something phenomenal happened. Leaders from the US Senate, the House, and scientists, researchers, University Presidents, and corporate CEO’s, along with a few other advisors, held a conference. It was entitled “A Celebration of Science”. This from leaders that have seemingly been denying the need for science in our policies. (What would you call it when climate change and evolution are denied and some believe that a woman’s body exudes something (miracles?) to prevent getting pregnant from a rape?)
Over the years, we’ve worked with various ventures that were seeking funding. We also had a venture or two of our own for which we sought additional funds. These searches included going public, finding angel investors, and securing venture capital funds.