Berkley Councilman Proposes Taxation on Emails To Save Postal Service

What would you expect from a confirmed Leftist in Berkley?

(Huff Post) If the post office is going to go down, perhaps it should at least go down with a fight.

Gordon Wozniak, a city councilman in Berkeley, Calif., has proposed an email tax to provide much-needed revenue to the ailing U.S. Postal Service, local blog Berkleyside reports. The idea comes amid efforts to avoid the sale of a local post office building due to the service’s flagging revenue, both locally and on the national scale: In its latest budget year, the U.S. Postal Service lost more than $15 billion.

“There should be something like a bit tax,” Wozniak said, according to CBS Berkeley. “I mean a bit tax could be a cent per-gigabit and they would still make, probably, billions of dollars a year… And there should be, also, a very tiny tax on email.”

Unsurprisingly, Wozniak has donated to Democrat groups. Not unsurprisingly, the ideas to save the postal service never seem to include things like streamlining operations, reforming the pension system, or anything else that a private sector business would do.

“The internet being free gives it an advantage which is impacting the post office negatively,” he said. “The bit tax is a pretty painless way to help even the playing field.”

I think we should enact a miles per travel tax on automobiles in order to even the playing field with horse travel, which has suffered quite a bit since the invention of the automobile. Because nothing should ever change, and it’s a shame that no one travels across country in horse drawn caravans.

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