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SEP 13, 2013 - Philadelphia Inquirer

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Amazon lobbies heavily for Internet sales tax

When Peter Ollodart realized earlier this year a bill in Congress to require sales taxes on all Internet purchases could wipe out his company's slim profits, the owner of Puget Sound Instrument flew to Washington, D.C., to persuade lawmakers to oppose it. What Ollodart didn't know is his annual pay equals what Amazon.com Inc. spends per month for one powerhouse lobbying firm to get that same legislation enacted.

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