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Postal Reform in the Lame Duck?

Ali Bertarian Wrote: Nov 25, 2012 2:03 PM
The troll now known as Crude/q16penn posts irrelevant ad hominem arguments of the following form: "[Joe Republican Politician] did XYZ, and we all know that Republicans don't like XYZ, so why do you Republicans still revere [Joe Republican] and vote for Republicans?" Do you really think, Crude/q16penn, that we don't know that Republican politicians perform hypocritical actions? Do you really think, Crude/q16penn, that we don't know that Democrat politicians also perform hypocritical actions? Do you really think, Crude/q16penn, that we don't know who is more conservative/libertarian when we have a ballot choice between a Republican and a Democrat? Do you really think, Crude/q16penn?

According to the Hill, policymakers are “scrambling” to do something about the U.S. Postal Service in the current lame-duck session of Congress. The USPS’s recently announced $15.9 billion loss for 2012 apparently inspired policymakers to act.

It’s hardly a surprise that Congress has waited as long as it can to do something about the USPS. Interest in postal issues for most members probably doesn’t go beyond naming post offices and franking. And regardless of whether Congress passes “reform” legislation in the lame-duck or next year, it will end up just kicking the can down the road. (Policy analysts who...

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