VIDEO: Going Postal!

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If you had a great job that paid really well, but your health insurance benefits from that job had to be paid in full for 75 years into the future, it wouldn’t matter how much you got paid because you would always be broke and in debt.

The same thing is happening to the United States Postal Service.

The USPS is NOT in trouble. Despite the doom and gloom trumpeted by the corporate media, the post office actually posted $700 million in operation profits in the last four years.

The USPS is certainly in a crisis, but it doesn’t have anything to do with the post office’s facilities, online commerce or employee salaries. It should come as a surprise to nobody that the USPS’s dire financial situation is a direct result of the callousness and shortsightedness of Congress. Luckily, there’s a way we can all help the post office generate more revenue while simultaneously bleeding the banks dry one envelope at a time. But I’ll get to that in a minute.

The reason the U.S. Postal Service is running at constant losses and having to shutter offices around the country is a direct result of the Postal Reform and Accountability Act (PRAA) of 2006. The bill was passed by the same lame duck Congress that got their asses handed to them in the 2006 mid-term elections, amidst a wave of populist anti-war anger that mobilized millions of voters to throw the war hawks out of Congress.

  • Jon

    So, are the major unions pushing Congress to repeal this legislative atrocity? If not, why not? Remember when Reagan fired all the air traffic controllers and got away with it because of lack of labor solidarity. Well?
    What about other NGO’s? Don’t we all have a vested interest in a viable post office. As they say,”you cruise, you lose.”

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  • jcsmith1918

    Push Congress to reopen The Postal Bank! This is how other countries support their mail delivery and provide banking services to the poor.

    • LightningJoe

      Your avatar — is THAT the THING that lives in McD’s small fries ???

      Bet it’s got trans-fat! How did you get the picture, AND escape with your life?

      • jcsmith1918

        It’s a Flying Spaghetti Monster! Found it online somewhere.