Berkeley, Calif. politicos: Tax email to save Postal Service

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Berkeley, Calif., city council members think they’ve found the solution to the U.S. Postal Service’s financial woes: Impose a new tax on emails.

“There should be something like a bit tax. I mean a bit tax could be a cent per-gigabit and they would still make, probably, billions of dollars a year,” said Supervisor Gordon Wozniak, as city officials moved to stop the sale of a floundering Postal Office building in their community, CBS reports. “And there should be, also, a very tiny tax on email.”

The councilman described his proposal as win-win.

Not only would it help fund the postal facility, he said, to CBS. But it would also discourage spammers.

The U.S. Postal Service is facing nearly $16 billion in losses from the past year, and has proposed slashing Saturday service – except for packages — to save money.

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