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In addition to promoting low taxes for rich people, Oelke has been working of late in opposition to legislation that would collect the state sales tax on Internet sales. Strictly speaking, a use tax is owed on that merchandise already. The failure to collect it helps Internet merchants such as Amazon against in-state merchants that collect the sales tax, including on their web sales. Arkansas grocers, retail merchants and Walmart are pushing the legislation to level the playing field. The Tea Party, with Oelke's help, has other ideas.

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