Really Mr. President, Really??? Are You Going To Sit There While They Destroy The USPS?
We knew Mitt Romney was going to sell the Postal Service off, we didn’t expect President Obama to sit by idly as Congress sends the Postal Service into a death spiral. It seems this issue should be more important to the President as he often states the importance of our nation's infrastructure. His administration has worked to create middle class and veteran jobs but he remains stunningly silent as anti union and anti government politicians let the Postal Service eliminate Saturday delivery and accelerate its demise.
It is widely known that the Postal Service financial problems are tied to a 2006 Congressional mandate that requires the USPS to fund retiree health care costs 75 years into the future. Though the USPS pension funds are seriously over funded congress is still requiring it to put away $5.5 billion a year for workers not yet born. No other business or agency in America is required to do this.
The Postal Service ties this nation together like no other institution. Rural America depends on six days a week mail delivery as it our country’s only universal communication network. Fed Ex and UPS provide scant coverage to rural America as they rely on the Postal Service to deliver to these unprofitable spots six days a week.......Continue Reading
Ending Six Day Delivery is Wrong Answer For The USPS
Original link: NH Labor News http://bit.ly/WT9kBz
The USPS is a very special government entity. They collect no money from taxes and are completely self-funded. This means the entire postal service is paid for by selling stamps. They are like a private company with one big catch, everything they do is mandated by Congress.
You may have heard different, or you may have heard the Post Office is going bankrupt. There is a little truth to both of those statements. The employees of the USPS are federal employees and are covered under the Federal Employee’s Retirement System (FERs). In fact the USPS is the single largest section of the federal workforce with over 800,000 employees currently. In 2006, President Bush signed into a law a bill that forced the USPS to PRE-PAY their retirement contributions. Basically the USPS has to PRE-PAY the retirement system for the next 75 years in the next 10 years. This equates to about $5 Billion dollars a years in over payments.....Continue Reading