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Fri Mar 14, 2014, 09:56 AM

Misdirected Mail: White House Budget Proposes Damaging Postal Service Cuts

http://www.opednews.com/articles/Misdirected-Mail-White-Ho-by-John-Nichols-Budget-Deficit_Obama_Postal-Service-140313-38.html



The U.S. Postal Service announced Wednesday that it will end regular Saturday delivery of mail delivery beginning in August.

Misdirected Mail: White House Budget Proposes Damaging Postal Service Cuts
By John Nichols
OpEdNews Op Eds 3/13/2014 at 20:36:58

Among the very worst ideas for "reforming" the United States Postal Service are proposals to end Saturday delivery and to shift from at-the-door delivery of mail to a scheme that would force Americans to go to collect letters and packages from central delivery spots.

Both approaches would diminish the scope and character of the postal service while increasing the likelihood that private firms will move in to fill the void.

These are the sort of ideas that are peddled by House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chair Darrell Issa, R-California, and others who target the USPS for deep cuts. Unfortunately, they've turned up in the Obama administration's budget.

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According to the Obama administration, these reforms -- along with a proposal to tinker with some of the immediate requirements for pre-funding retiree healthcare benefits 75 years into the future -- "would set USPS on a sustainable business path, providing it with over $20 billion in cash relief, operational savings and revenue through 2016."

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Fri Mar 14, 2014, 09:58 AM

1. Working hard to crush the largest union workforce in America ...

 

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Fri Mar 14, 2014, 10:04 AM

2. That's how Democrats are going to win in 2014?

Way to motivate the base Obama White House .... not!

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