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Wed Feb 6, 2013, 04:21 PM

Why did any Democrats and progressives suppport the 2006 Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act?

It'e pretty obvious why the Repos supported it.

But Bernie Sanders co-sponsored it in the Senate, if I remember correctly.

I'd appreciate some insight on how even one Democrat or progressive may have supported this thing.

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Reply Why did any Democrats and progressives suppport the 2006 Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act? (Original post)
mac56 Feb 2013 OP
Lionessa Feb 2013 #1
clydefrand Feb 2013 #7
Mass Feb 2013 #2
mac56 Feb 2013 #4
elleng Feb 2013 #3
librechik Feb 2013 #5
elleng Feb 2013 #6
CalFresh Feb 2013 #8
librechik Feb 2013 #9
CalFresh Feb 2013 #10
librechik Feb 2013 #11

Response to mac56 (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 04:23 PM

1. Here's the official poop and scoop page.

 

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/109/hr6407



This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 20, 2006.
Progress
Introduced Dec 07, 2006
Passed House Dec 08, 2006
Passed Senate Dec 09, 2006
Signed by the President Dec 20, 2006

Cosponsors
3 cosponsors (2D, 1R) (show)
Davis, Danny
McHugh, John
Waxman, Henry

Committees

House Oversight and Government Reform

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.

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Response to Lionessa (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 04:46 PM

7. The post office has been going down hill ever since Nixon signed the bill in 1971

to make it a separate entity.
Back when I was growing up, post cards were 1 cent, stamps 3 cent, and, mail we delivered by a walking
postman twice a day. This was in small town (7000), so don't know if larger cities had trucks for their postmen or not.

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Response to mac56 (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 04:27 PM

2. He cosponsored the 2012 act.

In 2006 he was in the House. Not sure how he voted.

The 2012 Act was trying to avoid or slow down the problems that the 2006 Act created, but it did not pass the House.

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Response to Mass (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 04:31 PM

4. Okay, that's the information I needed.

But the bigger question remains, how any Democrat or progressive could support the '06 bill. What am I not getting about this?

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Response to mac56 (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 04:29 PM

3. Damn good question was wondering that myself today.

Sanders really co-sponsored it??? IF so (even if NOT so,) maybe we should holler at him. AND ALL THE REST OF THEM!

Am really pissed, and wonder how pissed others will be in August, when Saturday letter delivery ends.

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Response to elleng (Reply #3)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 04:41 PM

5. nope, it was Waxman

huh????WAXMAN???? That's what I thought when I first heard he co-sponsored.

Can't imagine why he did that.

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Response to librechik (Reply #5)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 04:42 PM

6. Thanks for the correction,

and sure can't understand WHY.

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Response to librechik (Reply #5)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 04:58 PM

8. Someone gave him a

 

calculator.

Smart guys. They saw what was going to happen years ago.

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Response to CalFresh (Reply #8)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 05:05 PM

9. no. De-funding the USPS has got to be one of the historic FUBARS of all time

Waxman had to have some other reason. He is a smart guy.

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Response to librechik (Reply #9)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 05:31 PM

10. Yes

 

He is a smart guy. And he has smart guys and gals working for him. Could it be that maybe, just maybe they could see the USPS could not survive in it's current form with the loss first class mail. When both the Dems and GOP agree on something maybe, just maybe it's the right move?

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Response to CalFresh (Reply #10)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 06:14 PM

11. Sure, if the idea is to kill the post office and privatize shipping in the US

Not so great if we want to preserve an efficient and world class system that does a better job than most and costs less, like government health care. I suppose you are opposed to that, too.

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