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Sat Feb 9, 2013, 11:00 AM

Postal Service


Going postal, yea verily

The USPS has announced the end of Saturday mail delivery starting in August. It's not clear that they can legally do this, since Congress has oversight of the Constitutionally mandated service, and they havn't approved such a move. The Republicans are loving it, so you know this is bad national policy on its face. The simple fact is that the Republicans want to destroy the postal unions and privatize still more of the public infrastructure.

The financial problems the Postal Service have were entirely manufactured by the Republican lame duck Congress in 2006 when they mandated 75 years worth of pension and medical benefits to be paid in just 10 years. Workers that are yet to be born are having their retirements paid for, otherwise the semi-autonomous agency would have been averaging a more than 2 billion dollar annual surplus.


http://www.prairie2.com/2013/02/going-postal-yea-verily.html


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Sat Feb 9, 2013, 01:10 PM

1. Check out the podcast for "This is Hell" for today

Good discussion on how the postal service has been torpedoed. The discussion starts in the third hour.

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