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Postal Reform in the Lame Duck?

natch Wrote: Nov 25, 2012 11:01 PM
I won't mourn West's loss for one minute until I hear that Murphy is a bigger spender. And then I'll write you to let you know that Murphy is a bigger spender than West was so you can write an equally scathing article about him as well. We need to be fair to all.

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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