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What about an Internet sales tax?

What about an Internet sales tax?

When things aren’t going well, President Donald Trump likes to go on Twitter and attack those who sees as adversaries. On Aug. 16, he directed his ire toward Amazon in an apparent effort to stick it to CEO Jeff Bezos (most likely because Mr. Bezos owns The Washington Post, which has closely covered the administration’s missteps and particularly the behind-the-scene drama in the Trump inner circle). In the wake of the Charlottesville protest and terrorist attack, the tweet didn’t get all that much attention from the public. That’s a shame because it should have.

Here’s what the president wrote: “Amazon is doing great damage to tax paying retailers. Towns, cities and states throughout...

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