"Teicher [CEO of American Booksellers Association] also took aim at Amazon.com, saying, 'Those companies that would fire their affiliates simply to maintain an inequitable competitive advantage over retailers that obey the law clearly show their true colors. A belief that laws apply only to those who are smaller or who are unwilling to resort to threats or loopholes is characteristic of the worst sort of corporate citizen. We certainly hope companies like Amazon.com rethink their decision to fire affiliates, and we remain grateful that the governor [of Illinois] took the tough, principled stand on behalf of in-state retailers.'"
Well put! Mind you, I'm not defending sales tax, but fairness.