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Postal Reform in the Lame Duck?

topknot Wrote: Nov 25, 2012 11:10 AM
The postal waste should have been halted years ago but the salaries kept increasing the waste went on did they not think that it would catch up with them? I very seldom use the post office I do not mail letters I am down to one bill I have to use a stamp on I buy one book a year and that does me . Let them cut down on the retirement salary and all the benifits like the rest have to do. I do not feel sorry for the greedie S--ts.

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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