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Councilman Proposes Email Tax To Save Post Office

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posted on Mar, 9 2013 @ 05:23 PM
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this idea is at least 10 years old

it will never happen




posted on Mar, 9 2013 @ 05:25 PM
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If it means less spam I am all for it. Matter of fact lets just tax the spam folder that would work.



posted on Mar, 9 2013 @ 05:54 PM
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Originally posted by syrinx high priest
this idea is at least 10 years old

it will never happen


Signed into law in 1998. Set to expire in 2014.

en.wikipedia.org...



posted on Mar, 9 2013 @ 06:32 PM
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Originally posted by bjax9er
here is an idea to fix the post office.

sell it to the highest bidder.

same with amtrak, which has never turned a profit in it's entire history...


Brilliant


Privatization means that the business either thrives or bankrupts with no tax dollars to keep a sinking ship afloat... Amtrak and the USPS are only afloat because of the taxpayers... and let's face it, when it comes to "business sense" the United States government is the LAST entity that should be running ANY for-profit enterprise.



posted on Mar, 9 2013 @ 08:49 PM
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Remembered hearing of this (not a tax) awhile ago.

EPA's Air Pollution Target: Flatulent Cows

Belching and gaseous cows and hogs could start costing farmers money if they decide to charge fees for air-polluting animals.

www.cbsnews.com...



edit on 9-3-2013 by Kituwa because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 9 2013 @ 10:13 PM
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Originally posted by bjax9er
here is an idea to fix the post office.

sell it to the highest bidder.

same with amtrak, which has never turned a profit in it's entire history...


And there are many people here saying that Socialism is a good thing. Is anyone paying attention?



posted on Mar, 9 2013 @ 10:56 PM
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How about a tax on stupidity? Like a "swear jar," every time someone says/does something stupid, they are "taxed."



posted on Mar, 10 2013 @ 12:30 AM
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reply to post by madmac5150
 


There is only 1 for-profit business that the government needs to handle which would then turn it back into a normal thing and that is prisons. Other then that, yeah the government has no clue how to save or spend money correctly. They literally think it grows on trees with how fast they are spending it. Insanity at it's finest...now for Ludicrous Speed!!!!



posted on Mar, 10 2013 @ 12:46 AM
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What about a preemptive tax? Just to make sure no tax is overlooked?



posted on Mar, 10 2013 @ 01:27 AM
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Silly ideas. Everyone knows we should subsidize the smoke signal makers to keep those horse and buggy wipper snappers in line!



posted on Mar, 10 2013 @ 04:28 AM
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Eventually they will tax the air we breath and the rain that we 'allow' to fall on our homes and gardens.

Theres a very good and prophetic short story called 'Air Cube' from a few years back that discusses the gradual acclimatisation of taxes creeping in to every area of life. I highly recommend it if you can track it down.



posted on Mar, 10 2013 @ 06:19 AM
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Originally posted by bjax9er
here is an idea to fix the post office.

sell it to the highest bidder.

same with amtrak, which has never turned a profit in it's entire history...


Unconstitutional.



posted on Mar, 10 2013 @ 06:21 AM
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Originally posted by AntiNWO

Originally posted by bjax9er
here is an idea to fix the post office.

sell it to the highest bidder.

same with amtrak, which has never turned a profit in it's entire history...


And there are many people here saying that Socialism is a good thing. Is anyone paying attention?


It's funny that you have an avatar of Obama burning the constitution, when a government controlled post office is mandated in the constitution. Seems like you wanna burn it too.....



In June 1788, the ninth state ratified the Constitution, which gave Congress the power “To establish Post Offices and post Roads” in Article I, Section 8. A year later, the Act of September 22, 1789 (1 Stat. 70), continued the Post Office and made the Postmaster General subject to the direction of the President. Four days later, President Washington appointed Samuel Osgood as the first Postmaster General under the Constitution. A population of almost four million was served by 75 Post Offices and about 2,400 miles of post roads.



about.usps.com...

Those founding fathers.......evil socialists!!!!!!!

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posted on Mar, 10 2013 @ 06:25 AM
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Is this guy related to Berkeley drop-out (later, graduate) and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak?



posted on Mar, 10 2013 @ 06:32 AM
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Key words: City Councilman

Don't know how they could do it, can't even do much about file sharing atm.



posted on Mar, 10 2013 @ 08:41 AM
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There is no way this is going to happen...



posted on Mar, 10 2013 @ 08:50 AM
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Originally posted by WaterBottle

Originally posted by bjax9er
here is an idea to fix the post office.

sell it to the highest bidder.

same with amtrak, which has never turned a profit in it's entire history...


Unconstitutional.


oh, now demoncrats want to adhere to the constitution?
only when it suits you right?

spend spend spend, as much as possible, no matter what.
spend it all...

it says"to establish post offices, and post roads".

well they have been established.

time to sell...



posted on Mar, 10 2013 @ 10:47 AM
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Originally posted by madmac5150
Maybe next will be a "packet tax"... 1 penny for every "packet" going into your home, 1 penny for every outgoing "packet"... it will add up quick.
I also hear that the Obama administration is thinking about canceling daylight savings time, and keeping all of those extra hours to add on to the end of the year... making the tax year a month longer.
I hear they are gonna call the new month "Obamuary"
It would serve to explain why he hates Arizona so much


Weren't the ISP's kicking around the idea of charging people different rates based on the content they were accessing?

1MB of data from Facebook might cost more than 1MB of data from google.

Why doesn't the post office just use tax payer money to subsidize their operation costs and start offering services comparable to UPS or FedEX at a much lower cost? Once they drive them out of business, they can buy up their assets and jack up the cost. Then they can propose a third party operations tax on e-mail while offering free email themselves to force people to use them exclusively for email. Then they can start charging for all their email services.

Hopefully then they can get themselves solvent financially and stop using taxpayer money.



posted on Mar, 10 2013 @ 12:41 PM
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that is ridiculous.. surly they make more now with inline shopping,the items have to posted to the buyer. take a look at ebay or amazon for example the postage cost is crazy high.

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posted on Mar, 10 2013 @ 01:36 PM
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Originally posted by chrismarco
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There is no way this is going to happen...


I didnt say it would. I said the bill is sent to expire in 2014. I guess we will see then

Stranger things have happened.









 
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