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About Those Postal Retiree Health Benefits

Walter1776 Wrote: Apr 14, 2012 8:42 AM
I'm in favor of pre-funding. I'm not in favor of pre-funding for future employees who have not yet been born. Funding for 75 years into the future is not necessary.

While Congress is busy trying to figure out how it’s going to continue screwing up the U.S. Postal Service, postal expert Michael Schuler has been busy analyzing the reasons why it’s so screwed up to begin with. Last week, Michael released a paper on congressional micromanagement of the USPS. A new paper looks at the complicated and controversial topic of postal retiree health benefits.

A common claim made by the postal unions and other defenders of the unsustainable status quo is that the USPS would be a-okay if a 2006 law hadn’t required the postal service to...

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