Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Reid cites seniors' love of junk mail to argue for passage of postal reform bill

Fedzilla needs to hold a fire sale, starting with auctioning off the Postal Service and and the 650 million acres of land it owns (about 30% of the U.S. land mass). Anybody could run the post office more efficiently and cost effectively than the government. But arguing for Post Office subsidies because seniors love their junk mail is pretty gosh darn insane. I'm not even sure what Dingy Harry is proposing but whatever it is, it's a bailout disguised as reform and it's designed to stop post office closings.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) cited seniors' love of junk mail in urging passage of a United States Postal Service reform bill. In his opening speech on Wednesday, Reid called on the Senate to quickly move forward on the passage of S. 1789, the 21st Century Postal Service Act, which restructures pension plans for Postal Service employees as well as allows the USPS to access overpayments in the Federal Employee Retirement System. "Madam President," Reid said to Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), the presiding officer of the Senate, "I'll come home tonight here to my home in Washington and there'll be some mail there. A lot of it is what some people refer to as junk mail, but for the people who are sending that mail, it's very important. "And when talking about seniors, seniors love getting junk mail. It's sometimes their only way of communicating or feeling like they're part of the real world," Reid continued. "Elderly Americans, more than anyone in America, rely on the United States Postal Service, but unless we act quickly, thousands of post offices ... will close. I've said this earlier today; I repeat it."
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