Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Yes, it affects me!

Since the last election I have started paying more attention to politics on my local level. It can be confusing and a lot to figure out at times. I used to think things that happened at my state's capitol did not affect me, and I had no effect on it. I was SO wrong. Yes, as an "everyday Josephine" MUST pay attention to what their local politicians are doing, or they're going to get bit in some way. I just recently got set up with as an affiliate with hopes of some extra cash flow in the future, but thanks to the North Carolina General Assembly, that will not happen (emphasis mine):

We regret to inform you that the North Carolina state legislature (the
General Assembly) appears ready to enact an unconstitutional
tax collection scheme
that would leave little choice but
to end its relationships with North Carolina-based Associates.

... because the new law is drafted to go into effect once enacted –
which could happen in the next two weeks – we will have to terminate the
participation of all North Carolina residents
in the Amazon Associates
program on or before that same day. After the termination day, we will no longer
pay any referral fees for customers referred to or nor
will we accept new applications for the Associates program from North Carolina
The unfortunate consequences of this legislation on North
Carolina residents like you were explained in detail to key senators and
representatives in Raleigh, including the leadership of the Senate, House, and both chambers’ finance committees.
Other states, including Maryland, Minnesota, and Tennessee, considered nearly identical schemes, but rejected these proposals largely because of the adverse impact on their states’

The government is not looking out for our best interests anymore, we need to pay close attention from this point on!

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