THANK YOU, to EVERYONE who stopped by my site yesterday and hopefully SIGNED THE PETITION at the link at the bottom of my Post!
If you did NOT get to sign the Petition, you STILL CAN! Congress is voting on this on January 24th, so hurry up!!
Here is the LINK to my Post: http://lauriehere.blogspot.com/2012/01/laurie-here-contemporary-fiction-and.html?showComment=1326983986319#c7549333463644461607 At the BOTTOM of my Post, you will find another link that will take you to a site in which you can sign the Petition TO STOP SOPA and the little known PIPA! which was born from the GREEDY mind of Congressman Republican Lamar Smith from Texas.
Take for instance, my State. Michigan. On our Income Tax form it USED TO BE when you purchased items on the internet, up to a certain amount of either $600-$800 was a small tax of about $10 at the MOST. Anything over that was $12. NOW, my state, Michigan wants us to SAVE EVERY RECEIPT WE HAVE FROM PURCHASING ON THE INTERNET AND THEN PAY "FULL TAX" ON THE AMOUNT OF MONEY WE SPENT - TAX FREE ON THE INTERNET. So, NOW if we spend a total of $1,800 online, they want us to pay OUR FULL 6% SALES TAX OF $108.00! What happened to the $12? Did WE GET TO VOTE ON THAT? NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! These are the types of things that are going to happen IF THIS BILL PASSES!
Imagine what SOPA AND PIPA WILL DO . . . ! GO SIGN THE PETITION NOW!