Big LIE Postal Union commercial.. Post office does use Tax payer money!!!

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    I've heard this commercial:

    Paid for by the postal workers UNION...

    The union’s 30-second ad describes the enormity of the job postal workers do, and ends with a question and response:
    Ever wonder what this costs you as a taxpayer?
    Not a single cent."


    TOTAL LIE!!
    Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) asked the union to cancel a union-sponsored television ad that has been airing on CNN, MSNBC, and FOX News.

    In a letter to President Cliff Guffey dated July 11,2011, the day the ad began airing, Issa called the ad “misleading,” and in a July 13 posting on the Web site of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, which he chairs, Issa asked the union to cancel the ad campaign.

    The reason is THE Postal Service borrows from the Federal Financing Bank (FFB), a government-owned corporation under the general supervision of the Secretary of the Treasury, provide the Postal Service revolving credit lines of $4 billion!

    At year-end, the current estimated market value of our debt was $1,800 million in 2004 and $7,283 million in 2003. Debt consists of $1,800 million in cash drawn on our line of credit with the FFB.
    Financial Statements

    WHERE did the FFB get their MONEY??? TAX Payers!!!
    Government Sponsored Loan-Sharking Bank of Congress: Using Your Tax Dollars to Pander to Special Interests and Fund Pet Projects at Taxpayer Loss.

    The U.S. Postal Service (which had $3.8 billion subsidy in 2009) selects an average of 1,125 employees daily to sit in empty “standby rooms.”
    They are not allowed to work, read, play cards, watch television, or do anything.
    The annual cost is $50 million!

    Because of the American Postal Workers Union!
    And guess how this ad campaign paid for?
    UNION DUES!
    Who pays the dues... UNIONIZED Postal workers!
    Guess who donates 90% of their donations to Democrats ? Unions!
    Guess who writes the bills that authorizes paychecks for the 1,125 employees that sit,in empty rooms at a cost of $50 million a year?
    Democrats that receive donations from unions that pay for the commercials that CONVINCE you "oh...no.!.no.! NO tax payers money being used"!
    And the circle jerk is completed with tax payers left paying the tab!
     
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    Postal closings delayed till May`12...
    :eusa_clap:
    Postal Service Delays Closings Until May
    12/16/11 - The Postal Service is postponing branch closings, but cuts still loom.
     
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    All businesses use revolving credit lines for all sorts of reasons. The Post Office is no exception and it does pay it's bills very well without asking the taxpayers for a dime. Just more rightwing bitching.
     
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    go look at the constitution.

    The founders were willing to PAY for a postal service.

    why do the right attack the post office and make laws that FORCE the post office to fund 75 years of employee benifits in ten years?


    WHY did the right do that?

    NO private entity has to fund 75 years in advance.

    Why did the right want this extraordinary burden placed on the post office?

    TO KILL THE POST OFFICE.

    They have some damned plan to make all corespondence take place on the internets.

    Why ? what is the full plan they are trying to impliment and why?

    WHO IS PAYING THE RIGHT WING FOR THIS ACT????????
     
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    A line of credit does not count as costing taxpayers money. Credit is paid back. Get back to us with taxes that are not paid back.
     
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    Why do republicans want the post office dead??????
     
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    The USPO is probably too big for the task it now serves.

    Some downsizing is now in order.

    Mostly it now serves to bring junk mail to most of us.
     
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    A LINE of CRedit that would be used in Businesses would be over .03% interest rate which is what the USPS get's from FEB!
    So taxpayers money which taxpayers could use to make more then .03% interest IS BEING USED to subsidize lower interest rate!

    BUT some idiots here think because I am critical of the postal union for running out right lie ads.. "not one tax dollar used".. think I want USPS destroyed. HOW totally stupid!
    I read evidently MORE then most of you stupid idiots that think that!

    READ this report..

    According to the same story, Phillip Herr, the Government Accountability Office’s expert on the Postal Service, “is struck by how many USPS executives started out as letter carriers or clerks. He finds them so consumed with delivering mail that they have been slow to grasp how swiftly the service's financial condition is deteriorating. "We said, 'What's your 10-year plan?'" Herr recalls. They didn't have one.’”


    The U.S. Postal Service Nears Collapse - BusinessWeek

    Myth #3: USPS receives no taxpayer support.
    Fact: USPS has received billions of dollars in
    indirect taxpayer subsidies over the years.

    USPS benefits from preferential local, state, and federal tax treatment that results in an indirect subsidy, or tax expenditure, from all levels of government. USPS is exempt from the following:
    • Local, State, and Federal Income Tax
    • Property Tax
    • Motor Vehicle Registration
    • Parking Tickets
    Like Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, USPS can borrow money at very low interest rates from the U.S. Government; USPS borrows money through the U.S. Treasury paying less than 1% interest on some debt. The Postal Service has a $15 billion line of credit with U.S. Treasury.

    If the USPS that brags if they were a business they would be 29th on th3 top 500.. DON"T PAY ANY taxes!
    Just based on the fact of USPS gross of $67 billion and say they WERE a legitimate business their TAXES would be close to $4 billion in Fed/State..etc.

    READ the myths here..
     

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    Yep! I realized that the first time they ran it. If they didn't need taxpayer money they wouldn't be spending millions of dollars begging for it.. damn screwed up unions.
     
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    Tissue?
     

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