Published On: Wed, Oct 17th, 2012

Overstock.com CEO, Patrick Byrne, says he’ll write in Ron Paul

Free market on-line retailer, Patrick Byrne of Overstock.com told Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren recently that he sees little difference between the two Presidential competitors and said he would retiring Texas Congressman and former Republican presidential candidate, Ron Paul.

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Byrne stated he felt Obama was merely following in his predecessor’s footsteps, while he considered Romney slightly better on his potential to manage the present situation, he felt all-in-all, there was little difference between the two men.

Byrne said his reason for choosing to write the 78-year-old physician was simply,  “He’s the only one who understands the Constitution and the benefits of a limited government.”

Mr. Byrne, a long time advocate of free markets and constitutionally limited government, most recently made the news in his opposition to a online sales tax.

He told the Washington Times last month that Internet stores have an inherent right to collect fewer taxes than traditional retailers because they take up less space and don’t use such city services as roads, schools, police and fire departments.

“Taxing isn’t a tithe one pays to the gods,” Patrick Byrne, chairman and CEO of Overstock.com, told The Washington Times in an interview. “Taxes are the price a government charges for its services.

“In my opinion, Overstock consumes far less of the services of a town that are consumed by in-town, brick-and-mortar retailers, so we shouldn’t have to pay the same price when they’re consuming all these services that we’re not using,” he concluded.

This comes after two bills, Marketplace Fairness Act and The Marketplace Equity Act ciculate in the Senate and the House respectively.

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