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We're gonna stay in DC this time we're gonna bring in -- -- Berger he's be our senior politics editor.
And we're talking about could think government tax your emails say what does.
Yes actually pretty interesting question -- -- gonna put it out there for now.
Odds are your email probably not be tax and you know ensuing months.
Possibly years but it but it is an idea that's out there and I are you know in fairness I would say there's probably -- time maybe five years ago I would have said.
Amazon will probably not have any transactions tax and in some places like California that's exactly what's happening.
And as it should happen this is an idea that is being floated again -- revived I should say.
I'm out of California to the Berkeley City Council hardware announcement by the name of Gordon Wozniak.
-- resort suggested at a meeting that hey you know why don't we start to text email we're talking about the Postal Service I'm running into some serious.
Financial straits and you've got communities across the country trying to find ways.
Maybe to save Saturday delivery -- Certain post offices and this was the discussion that was.
Taking place in Berkeley and accounts in Bosnia -- said there was suggesting.
As -- -- way to find a new funding stream for the Postal Service or.
Whatever else I guess they're wanna spend it on perhaps the government should consider taxing email taxing Internet information I think he was going you know it tax.
So it could it.
-- -- email but also by other you know information -- not just congressman information transactions across the Internet.
Com which is a whole new world of revenue which I guess would be attractive if you're -- government trying to plug a big -- short.
No is there a possibility by the way -- everybody know that you're gonna have we're gonna post this -- story on foxnews.com.
Later today so any you all the details -- -- -- and and you can kind of read here re greeted to understand exactly what this proposal is -- assured of being we'll have your take on.
You already mentioned that you don't think this would become a reality but we're still talking about it if being if it does have some -- yeah.
-- Sunday if in fact the government can check your email is very upside perhaps maybe getting rid of spam that's been an email that we -- eight.
Right I think that's part of what's being discussed the -- if this were to ever happen.
There are few outside -- you know revenues -- -- for governments that are really doing was big shortfalls.
Be maybe you would convince.
-- -- -- -- 3M LS you know -- what we were good fox we get I have a few emails -- -- you could probably relate.
But at the same time.
If you're worried about taxation -- certainly a slippery slope.
If you go any number of ways and it's described as a very tiny tax but you know -- how much you -- email over the course today.
Some from some proposals and again these are all very rough but some proposals would say.
You know if it's inside the office that would be tax benefits you know outside the office perhaps it would be okay but but part of the reason that that this is coming up again is next year there's a federal law -- back in 1998.
Or so late ninety's.
It was passed under the Clinton administration that banned any kind of email tax any kind of Internet access or information tax.
Next year's fires right -- -- a discussion is being held on the hill as well a.
I think so we'll we'll wager post on foxnews.com later -- Berger thank you very much.
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