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Thursday, January 03, 2013

Going Postal

Harry Reid noted something else today:

Too many good pieces of legislation have died over the last two years because House Republican leaders insist on passing legislation with a majority of the Majority, that is, only Republicans. Democrats were ignored.


For example, postal reform...

Regular readers might recall I'm a fairly big fan of the US Postal Service.  It's interesting to me that in the first coupla weeks of the Third Congress, this was the order of business:

Seems like communication is on par with military preparedness in importance, going back to the beginning of our fair Republic.  Why does House Republicans hate the Founding Generation?

ntodd

January 3, 2013 in Constitution, Schmonstitution | Permalink

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I am a huge fan of the Postal Service, too. Did you see Congreƒƒ' latest bend-over to the Capitalistfuckingpigs? "'Hybrid' Postal Service to be studied."

"By The Washington Post

"WASHINGTON — As members of Congress pledged Thursday to revive legislation to save the U.S. Postal Service, a Washington think tank said it will conduct an independent study of how the quasi-government agency could cede much of its operation to private companies.

"The review by the nonprofit National Academy of Public Administration will analyze the benefits of restoring the agency's financial health by using a "hybrid" model, which would farm out to the private sector postal operations other than the last delivery mile. A letter carrier would still drive or walk that last part, dropping letters and packages in mailboxes.

"Just as private companies innovate and share supply chains in high-tech, automobile and other industries today, the market will drive efficiencies in the postal network," a group of privatization advocates wrote in a short paper.

The study is likely to bring more attention to a public-private model as a viable — and controversial — substitute for the Postal Service's existing structure, which relies on a unionized workforce of more than 650,000 employees to sort, package, transport and deliver the mail.

"With first-class mail volume plummeting as Americans conduct more business and communications through the Internet, the Postal Service lost $16 billion in fiscal 2012.

"The Postal Service declined to comment on the study, underwritten by Pitney Bowes, which makes postage meters and other business-mailing equipment."

I truly hate these assholes in Government who are there to destroy our Government and its best (and most lucrative) parts. GDMFs.

Posted by: lea-p | Jan 4, 2013 10:06:35 AM

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