According to Politico, the impact of the bailout on taxpayers is "controversial." There's been very limited talk of a possible bailout of the postal service, but it has now been attached to the must-pass spending bill to keep the federal government funded for the first month of the upcoming fiscal year.
House Appropriations Committee Chairman David Obey (D-Wis.) pointed to fact that Republicans had used a similar ploy three years ago when they were in power and insisted he had been upfront about the tactics in a public meeting. But his ranking Republican, Rep. Jerry Lewis of California, said the whole strategy was “one of the most cynical legislative maneuvers I’ve ever seen.”
I love how liberals point to prior precedents to justify crooked things. Newsflash: If it was wrong when the Republicans did it, it's still wrong now that Democrats are trying it.