Opinion

February 22, 2010 12:30 PM

Commentary: Amazon, big oil want to avoid California's taxes

The oil industry is so last century, with its pumps, spills and exhaust. Amazon.com couldn't be more 21st century, with its cool technology that instantly delivers electronic books on sleek devices, at a discount. Images aside, there is not a dime's worth of difference between the two when it comes to taxation. They aggressively fend off any effort to impose taxes on them, and they win.

Related content

Comments

Videos

More Videos

In Hiroshima, no expectation of apology from Obama 02:21

In Hiroshima, no expectation of apology from Obama

The Threat of Antibiotic Resistance 01:29

The Threat of Antibiotic Resistance

Young Bradenton entrepeneurs discuss government's role in the economy 02:02

Young Bradenton entrepeneurs discuss government's role in the economy

Americans agree, it's time for Obama to visit Hiroshima 02:27

Americans agree, it's time for Obama to visit Hiroshima

Florida 6th Grader Wins National Geographic Bee 00:39

Florida 6th Grader Wins National Geographic Bee

TSA Administrator says airport security problems will be fixed 04:09

TSA Administrator says airport security problems will be fixed

A look back at Obama’s visit to Vietnam 01:58

A look back at Obama’s visit to Vietnam

Fast, long-term relief from opioid dependence? 00:41

Fast, long-term relief from opioid dependence?

President Obama lands in Vietnam 00:52

President Obama lands in Vietnam

How to safely watch wildlife in the Great Smoky Mountains 06:23

How to safely watch wildlife in the Great Smoky Mountains

USF professor explains why Florida is a swing state 01:37

USF professor explains why Florida is a swing state

Share Video

Editor's Choice Videos