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Wed Feb 6, 2013, 05:41 PM

Congress is up for a rude awakening when the post office eventually dies

In addition to the "congresscritters are rich, or well-off" bubble, I think this is yet another example of government being the victim of its own success. Lots of people think this is less important than it is, because the USPS works transparently well. When we fuck it up badly enough, we'll notice.

I really do think Congress is up for a rude awakening when the post office eventually dies, because most of them have been in the beltway so long or are so stinking rich that they have no idea how much the rest of the country relies on the post office. Itís as big a blind spot for the privileged Congress as anything else out there. They just donít get how big of a deal this will be for most of Godís country.

http://www.balloon-juice.com/2013/02/06/post-office-woes/

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phantom power Feb 2013 OP
Hard Assets Feb 2013 #1
Sekhmets Daughter Feb 2013 #3
Lasher Feb 2013 #4
Hard Assets Feb 2013 #5
Lasher Feb 2013 #12
Skittles Feb 2013 #2
Hard Assets Feb 2013 #6
robinlynne Feb 2013 #7
n2doc Feb 2013 #8
TruffulaTree Feb 2013 #9
cali Feb 2013 #10
TruffulaTree Feb 2013 #11
Blue Idaho Feb 2013 #13
Laelth Feb 2013 #14
4_TN_TITANS Feb 2013 #15

Response to phantom power (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 05:43 PM

1. It won't die - it'll be a violation of the Constitution

 

You know, maintain a Post Office is in there...

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Response to Hard Assets (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 05:50 PM

3. That's a great point... n/t

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Response to Hard Assets (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 05:50 PM

4. They closed the Post Office in my town.

Then they closed the one in another town nearby. The Constitution didn't prevent that, and it won't protect the Post Office in your town.

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Response to Lasher (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 05:52 PM

5. But you still have a Post office in WV, somewhere (maybe Morgantown?)

 

And a lot of people are willing to take up Postal Service duties to keep a Post Office in their town....

But I could be wrong...

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Response to Hard Assets (Reply #5)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 06:11 PM

12. We tried to keep our community Post Office.

The USPS representative met with us. He said the decision had already been made to close our Post Office and there was no one to whom we could appeal. I contacted my Senators and my House representative and they said there was nothing they could do.

Post Offices have served as anchors in small communities like mine. They are already being closed and this process will continue. We will still have a few large Post Offices far away, but they are just anonymous distribution centers.

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Response to phantom power (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 05:44 PM

2. same for a lot of American people

most people just DO.NOT.GET.IT. - what losing the postal service would actually mean

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Response to phantom power (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 05:54 PM

6. A simple rule change can save the Post Office easily

 

and that's to remove the 75 year pension charge to be paid within 10 years.

That is the 2006 Republican mess, and they need to own up to that.

And that's starting with the boondoggle of a budget in the Department of Defense.

the MIC needs to die. Today.

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Response to phantom power (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 05:57 PM

7. It would certainly mean the end of a lot of very small businesses!

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Response to phantom power (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 06:02 PM

8. When does the Defense Department go bankrupt?

I'm waiting for that money loser to be killed. Loses more money than all other Government departments and agencies.

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Response to TruffulaTree (Reply #9)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 06:07 PM

10. and for nothing you can email and pay your bills on line for free.

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Response to phantom power (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 06:14 PM

13. Thanks to Lobbiests and Greedy Corporate Congress Critters

There will soon be towns where no letters or packages will be delivered - period.

Congress broke the Post Office and they could fix it if they wanted to. So why don't they want to?

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Response to phantom power (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 08:51 AM

14. I agree. The USPS is a superb organization.

It does its job very well. People get spoiled by liberal government and often don't value it until they lose it.

-Laelth

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Response to phantom power (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 12:57 PM

15. Does this mean I'll get fewer campaign flyers from these geniuses?

Do they even realize how much their own campaigns use it?

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