It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
Originally posted by seachange
Cash Transactions Banned on Used Goods in Louisiana!
(visit the link for the full news article)
"A secondhand dealer shall not enter into any cash transactions in payment for the purchase of junk or used or secondhand property. Payment shall be made in the form of check, electronic transfers, or money order issued to the seller of the junk or used or secondhand property..."
"They must also make a detailed description of the item(s) purchased and submit this with the personal identification information of every transaction to the local policing authorities"
edit on 12-10-2011 by getreadyalready because: fixed spelling in titleedit on 12-10-2011 by getreadyalready because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by kdog1982
Isn't any different then them imposing sales taxes on internet purchases from out of state.
The states are struggling for money,starved by the Feds,so they are looking into anyway avenue to get more money.
Originally posted by DRAZIW
The crazy thing is that Americans actually "elect" these lawmakers !
Originally posted by ManBehindTheMask
Finger pointing is useless, leaders all over the world are backed by people that support them.........I wouldnt be so quick to start judging
Originally posted by liejunkie01
I can see it now.........
You walk into your cell...........Your celly asks you, "what you in for?"
You relply, " I sold my kids drum set and my lawn mower both in one month"..................................
There is two states I will refuse to live in, maybe even visit..........
California and Louisiana
People need to move out.....If Illinois keeps it up I may think about it............What happens when there is no place left?
Originally posted by RufNUsd
I by no way believe this should be done, yet..... I believe I have an understanding of why its being done.
The flea market and garage sale business out here is larger than most states.....
On the other hand we have a HUGE fishing industry, with all private fisherman whom sell fish, crabs, shrimp, crawfish, and oysters on sides of roads or out of their homes for cash. This business is a big darn deal around here. I have many friends making more than all of your Wall Street folks annually due to fishing.
Crawfish is like oil around here. Expect $80 a sack of 40lbs. at 50 sacks a day with no overhead.... you do the math. Ive seen chests of cash with $500k from a "decent" season out here.
Crawfish by some is considered "junk" or "second hand". When I lived in California for 10 years we had huge amounts of crawfish for free. No one would touch it, hence junk. Here in Cajun country its golden.... which leads us to the definitions of whats junk.
Originally posted by Skadi_the_Evil_Elf
What an utter crock. Good luck trying to enforce this, since everyone, at one time or another, sells off unwanted items for cash, often to friends and neighbors. Not only are flea markets and yard sales effective ways to raise needed money, they are very eco-friendly, since instead of filling up a landfill or incinerator with perfectly good stuff, it is being reused and recycled. Thus, less purchasing foreign made stuff and utilizing natural resources.
And because such transactions are very informal and often haggled/bargained, paying by means other than cash or trade is completely impractical, especially for alot of people that don't have bank accounts. I can see this law getting shot down if they actually try to enforce it.
Originally posted by imitator
What the hell is wrong with you Louisiana?
If this happens in my state, there will be hell to pay! This is not the kind of world I want to live in, people will go down fighting this system...
Originally posted by Wolf321
Originally posted by syrinx high priest
it prohibits a dealer from paying you in cash !!!!!
And this is more excusable??
Scenario: It's 6pm. I am in sudden need of cash tonight. I have no bank account or ATM to withdraw from. I have some old junk I can go sell, I go to a 'dealer' and they must write a check. I have to find someplace to cash a check in the evening in order to get my cash, and likely pay a fee as a result, if I am even able. Thanks big government.edit on 13-10-2011 by Wolf321 because: (no reason given)
For instance: In Wisconsin a judge ruled that farmers had "No right to own a cow or drink its milk"
Wickard v. Filburn
Filburn argued that since the excess wheat he produced was intended solely for home consumption it could not be regulated through the interstate Commerce Clause. The Supreme Court rejected this argument, reasoning that if Filburn had not used home-grown wheat he would have had to buy wheat on the open market. This effect on interstate commerce, the Court reasoned, may not be substantial from the actions of Filburn alone but through the cumulative actions of thousands of other farmers just like Filburn its effect would certainly become substantial. Therefore Congress could regulate wholly intrastate, non-commercial activity if such activity, viewed in the aggregate, would have a substantial effect on interstate commerce, even if the individual effects are trivial.
Is there any precedent that would allow a law to be passed not allowing or legal tender in a transaction?
I'm sorry, but I have a COMPLETELY different take on this law, and yes, I believe it is VERY VAGUE for a reason
Virtually impossible to enforce. This is just like the international law that says US citizens should not buy certain things (drugs) in other countries