Here's a pretty thorough look at the entire mess: http://m.cnbc.com//id/45049636/Fixing_the_US_Postal_Service039s_Finances
Rolando, head if the letter carrier union, raises an interesting point: what about people in rural areas who depend on Saturday delivery for things like medications?
Not that Congress really cares about those people.
@nflfoghorn I hope so.
But the maddening thing is that this is another crisis wholly manufactured by the GOP. The postal service was doing fine until Congress slapped this on them. And it's still fixable. Or it would be if the GOP would just get over itself.
what? isn't Saturday mail a "basic human right" like foodstamps, unemployment insurance, healthcare, etc?
You have some drool slipping down the side of your cheek.
Amazing that a party that claims to love the Constitution so much is doing their best to destroy a government agency whose stewardship is identified as one of Congress's responsibilities in said document.
They'd save even more if GOP hadn't handicapped them and let them operate under their mandate. But then their entire reason for doing so was to prove that USPS is dysfunctional and hurt one of the largest unions in this country. Because no one believe for a second that GOP is motivated by anything but the most simplest and primal reasoning do they?
A little history is always helpful.
Securing postal workers' pensions for the next three generations. No other governmental department has this requirement.
How about they stop complying with the ludicrous pension system that Congress forced upon them so they can go back into operating in the black like they always have?