Do you really think the lowlife, corrupt, bought off, blood suckers in Congress give a crap about fiscal responsibility or the long term sustainability of our economic system? The leadership of the U.S. Post Office have been trying to take steps reduce their bloated costs. This agency is supposedly not part of the government, but is controlled by Congress. It lost freaking $16 billion last year. Their volume of mail continues to plummet as we’ve recently entered the computer age. Bills are paid on-line. Ads are sent by email. Documents are sent by Pdf. The Post Office operates thousands of useless antiquated unnecessary money losing outlets. It employs over 600,000 union drones, when it should employ 300,000. It’s has crushing pension obligations. And none of this appears on the Federal Budget. The beauty of government accounting.
What does Congress do when the leadership of the Post Office announces an absolutely common sense step to reduce $2 billion from their massive annual deficit by not delivering mail on Saturdays? These Congressional scumbags pass a bill to prevent the Post Office from cutting costs. Just when you think these idiots can’t do anything stupider, they rise to the occasion and top themselves. It almost makes me want to go postal on their asses.
Postal Service keeping Saturday delivery
12:57 PM CDT, April 10, 2013
USPS had planned to stop Saturday mail delivery in August, but maintain package delivery Monday through Saturday.
“Although disappointed with this Congressional action, the (USPS) will follow the law and … delay implementation of its new delivery schedule until legislation is passed that provides the Postal Service with the authority to implement a financially appropriate and responsible delivery schedule,” the agency said in a statement.
The USPS said halting Saturday mail delivery would have saved $2 billion a year. Without that, the Postal Service said it plans to reopen negotiations with its unions and implement other administrative actions to cut costs. It’s also looking for more ways to increase revenue.
The USPS referred to “restrictive legislation” in the continuing resolution recently passed by Congress to fund government operations as the reason for its about-face.
At least one senator balked at that.
“Just a few months ago, when USPS announced that it would alter Saturday delivery service, it made no mention that this change could only occur if Congress eliminated an old and well-known provision of law,” said Darrell Issa, a California Republican and chairman of the House oversight and government reform committee.
“Despite some assertions, it’s quite clear that special interest lobbying and intense political pressure played a much greater role in the Postal Service’s change of heart than any real or perceived barrier to implementing what had been announced.”
Issa added in a statement he will continue to fight for postal reform, though he noted the reversal is a clear setback.