A Postal Service bailout?

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    The postal service will come to my house in NJ pick up a letter then deliver that letter within a week to my brothers house in California for a total of 44 cents

    I would not deliver a letter to the other side of town for44 cents
     
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    Justice Department Announces Largest Health Care Fraud Settlement in its History

    Pfizer To Pay $2.3 Billion For Fraudulent Marketing

    WASHINGTON – American pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Inc. and its subsidiary Pharmacia & Upjohn Company Inc. (hereinafter together “Pfizer”) have agreed to pay $2.3 billion, the largest health care fraud settlement in the history of the Department of Justice, to resolve criminal and civil liability arising from the illegal promotion of certain pharmaceutical products, the Justice Department announced today.\hhs security
    This is private business getting caught just once by the justice department!That's 2.3 Billion
     
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    Couple that with this:


    Paid to do nothing - Federal news, government operations, agency management, pay & benefits - FederalTimes.com
     
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    Try mailing a first class letter usig FEDEX and get back to me with what it costs, would ja?
     
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    Just in time! I can't imagine missing a single piece of junk mail.
     
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    The Least, First
    Monte Asbury’s blog



    Other than the military, can you name 10 things that the government has done really well, better than the private sector?

    It’s an important question, for skepticism toward all government (rather than reform of bad government) is not only common, but at the root of a couple of major political outlooks. And because it’s important, it seemed worth a post of its own.

    Here’s my quick response. Maybe you can do better:



    1. The FAA. Crashes are a rarity here, thanks to equipment safety tests and massively successful air flight controlling.

    2. Medicaid: private sector insurance companies make money by ditching their customers when they get very sick. Medicaid picks up the castoffs.

    3. Social Security: What if Mr. Bush had succeeded in privatizing SS before the markets crashed? Can you imagine how many old people would be working at WalMart, since their SS would have been cut in half? And did you know that before SS, thousands of older Americans simply starved to death?

    4. SCHIP: Healthcare insurance for children who would not otherwise have it – enormously preventive of school absence, long-term illness, loss of physical and mental development.

    5. The CDC: How do we know that the virulence of H1N1 is less than expected? Who is telling the world that US pork is safe to eat? How do we know whether an illness is H1N1 or not? It’s all the CDC.

    6. School hot lunch programs: For many children, their only serious nutrition all day every day. What industry would do it?

    7. The Soil Conservation Service: though bureaucratic, there is no private industry comparable. How vastly different would America be without the wetlands your dad and a thousand like him have created.

    8. Head Start: kids from homes that have seriously dysfunctional emotional and learning environments have benefited enormously.

    9. The Department of Motor Vehicles: how many mistakes have you had on your car registrations or titles?

    10. E911 commissions: how long does it take an ambulance or fire truck to reach you if a child who can call 911 can’t tell the operator an address?

    11. University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics – known around the world for ground-breaking medical research.

    12. Open meetings laws for city, county, and state government office – nothing like it at all in the private sector. But if public officials make decisions without notifying us, they can get in big trouble.

    13. Free public libraries – which most nations simply don’t have
    So much for that!
     
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    People hate government jobs, unless they have one!
     
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