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Congress won’t rescue postal service as it defaults on health care benefits

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by freeatlast, Aug 1, 2012.

  1. freeatlast

    freeatlast New Member

    Mar 1, 2004
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  2. OldRegular

    OldRegular Well-Known Member

    Nov 21, 2004
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    Ironically, however, Congress shares much of the blame. For years, the Postal Service begged Washington for the freedom to cut its own budget by closing post offices and cutting employees. But Congress, under pressure from rural constituents and labor unions, prevented the cuts, and the service continued to bleed red ink.
    In December, the USPS said it wanted to close more than half of its mail processing centers, eliminate 28,000 jobs, end overnight delivery of first-class mail, close 3,700 local post offices and end Saturday delivery.
    The Senate said no, prohibiting the Postmaster General from taking those actions altogether, or delaying them for two to three years.
    For the time being, the Postal Service has a moratorium on office closings -- but that moratorium expires on May 15, absent an elusive compromise between the House and Senate.

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/201...oney-us-postal-service-bailout/#ixzz22PB8pKme
  3. poncho

    poncho Well-Known Member

    Mar 30, 2004
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    That's how congress works. If the market demands this do that instead. The taxpayers will make up the difference.