In a recent survey conducted by the University of Southern California and the Los Angeles Times, researchers found that most California voters are in opposition to the newly-enacted Internet tax; the poll found that 49% of Californiavoters are against its implementation, while 46% are in support of it. This bodes well for the Internet tax referendum; if 504,760 signatures are collected by September 27, the issue of Internet taxation will be placed on the ballot for voters to decide.

Signed by Governor Jerry Brown on June 28, this tax has quickly proven itself to be just as destructive in California as it has in other states with similar legislation. Online retailers have had to cut ties with their in-state affiliates in order to avoid this harmful tax, taking jobs and investment with them.

The Internet tax is simply another tactic by the State of California to cloak their overspending and general fiscal irresponsibility. California voters are not fooled.