Berkeley Councilman Proposes Email Tax To Fund Postal Service
March 7, 2013 11:11 PM
BERKELEY (CBS SF) – A Berkeley city councilman has suggested that a tax on email may be wise way to help fund the United States Postal Service, according to the blog Berkeleyside.
District 8 Supervisor Gordon Wozniak, who represents an area that includes the Claremont Hotel and the eastern end of the UC Berkeley campus, made the comments Tuesday as city officials moved to halt the sale of a Post Office building on Allston Way due to a decline in business.
This is a Berserkeley City Council member, not a Congress Critter. And this stupid idea - no government service is involved in the delivery of e-mails, nor is there revenue directly generated by that delivery - seems to be a proposal to fund a particular local PO, not the entire system. Regardless, this is a bureaucracy-bloating, freedom-infringing bit of stupidity that needs to be killed off before less insane government entities pick up on it!