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Galraedia Donating Member (322 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 08:11 PM
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How Republicans Crippled the United States Postal Service
 
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Why let a self-funding government agency flourish when you can privatize it and make your corporate cronies even richer?
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ashling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 08:23 PM
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1. I posted this earlier
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benld74 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 09:23 PM
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5. I heard about this on my evening news,,,,, NOT!
NOT a damn word, inuendo, iota. Nothing, squat, nada, zilch.
Nothing on HOW they got to the situation they are in, JUST the situation they are in.
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CurtEastPoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 08:27 PM
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2. Issa's behind it. Need we say more?
If Congress passed that law about funding pensions, it can be changed. By someone who has balls. Or ovaries.
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snappyturtle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 09:01 PM
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3. In the meantime, think of all the postal cost increases we have endured.
They, the P.O., should have known that increases were not enough to fund the mandate. What happens to the postal pensions once the USPs is privatized?
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usrname Donating Member (134 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 09:17 PM
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4. Reneged on the pension deals
The private company will come in and take the pensions, spend it all and when it really is time for the workers to retire, say, "oops (Rick Perry's voice), we lost the pension money."

This is nothing more than bald-faced kleptocracy.
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KT2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 12:25 AM
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7. the postal employees
always knew that nothing would cover the outrageous requirement for pension funding.
I was not aware when this was passed but I wonder how the executives at the Postal Service testified about it.
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luv_mykatz Donating Member (198 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 10:41 PM
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6. Wow! Just...wow.
Watch the vid, and weep. :-( :cry:
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izquierdista Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 10:17 AM
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8. They're coming for your retirement money....
...so they can give it to their criminal friends on Wall Street.

-- George Carlin, American prophet.
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