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Should Amazon Have to Collect Your Sales Tax?

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Amazon is America's most popular online retailer, but it's at war with the State of California, which has enacted a law requiring it to collect sales taxes. That could mean a billion dollars for the state budget, but it deprives Amazon of a price advantage over brick-and-mortar stores. What's best for the economy? What does it mean for consumers? We hear about a high-stakes battle that Amazon wants resolved next year by California voters. Also, tragedy at Yosemite's Vernal Falls. On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, is political gridlock in Washington a threat to governance?

Banner image: Amazon.com distribution center in McDonough, Georgia, near Atlanta. Photo by Erik S. Lesser/Newsmakers