Cindi Scoppe

Amazon and Mitt

Below are two must-read editorials from this weekend. The first by Cindi Scoppe, Associate Editor of The State, accurately analyzes the meaning of the recent House vote to give Amazon.com an exemption from collecting sales tax. But most legislators acknowledge that there was a serious question of fairness in this…

Amazon will build in Lexington Co. without tax deal or we’ll see them in court

It’s not often in a political debate that a key argument of one side gets exposed as a complete fraud. This is one of those rare times. From the beginning of the Amazon.com controversy it was almost universally accepted that giving the company an exemption from collecting sales tax from…