Postal Hike...overuled...no increase.

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    No postage increase beyond rate of inflation. :clap2:

    That is the good news...bad news is Obama will soon sign a $6,000,000,000 emergency bill to give to the Post Office so it can pay retiree benefits. :evil:

    You see...the board also found the the Post Office woes are not due to the recession; they are due to employee compensation and benefits that are far and away better than the private sector.
    The board also found that a postal increase will not stop the real problem: a pension fund that is immpossible to pay for.
    Gee...maybe they should consider that an average of $27 per hour for someone to pass mail around is just a wee bit high..or excessive holidays that cause overtime might be an issue, or fantastic benefits better than the private sector...etc. etc. etc.
     
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    Guess you can't have your stamps and lick them too...
     
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    In 1971, the “Post Office Department” was turned into a quasi-governmental corporation, the US Postal Service, which has a federally mandated monopoly on regular mail delivery. The majority of the USPS board are presidential appointees. There are no government appropriations, and a ‘Postal Rate Commission’ that determines rates. In the ‘70’s the USPS tried to close 12,000 underperforming or underutilized post offices, but politicians amended the Postal Reorganization Act to prohibit the closings. In ’77 the same thing happened when the USPS tried to suspend Saturday delivery. The result lost $2.8 billion in ’08 and expects to lose another $3 to $6 billion in 2009.Who will ultimately be responsible for paying these debts? The taxpayer.

    Such is it when government masquerades as free market entities.
     
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    So the USPS implodes but its retirees rock on. Sounds like Government Motors. What a business model!
     
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    Absolutely.
    However these things do pale to compare to USPS's real problems.
    85% of the service's cost is wages and compensation. 85%!
    So trying to solve thier problem by doing away with other wasteful things only addresses 15% of their expenses.
    They must reduce employee compensation and retirement benefits...but GOD forbid that!! Nooooooo...and certainly not under this administration is that going to happen.
     
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    Thing is, it should have been done long before this administration.
     
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    hey clueless....since like 1984 ALL Postal employees hired after that date are on SS.....and NO Carrier gets 27 bucks an hour....AND i would love to see you come in and put a route up and get your fat ass out there and deliver said route.... and the US Congress owes the PO around 50 billion dollars for all the times they took money made by the PO for their own little projects....you sound like the PO management at Contract time....its always the carriers and clerks fault.....NEVER the assholes who run the place and waste MILLIONS of dollars on schemes to deliver mail that never work....always the dipshits on the outside looking in....and believing what they hear or read....amazing....
     
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    I don't really give a shit...as long as I don't have to buy a whole shitload of 2 cent stamps! Those things are a pain in my tight anus!
     
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    :lol:......you havent got a clue to what your talking about.....if you worked just 6 months in the place....you would never think again what you just said.....you are what you seem.....clueless.....and they have reduced retirement benifits moron.....starting in around 1984.....
     
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    :lol:......you havent got a clue to what your talking about.....if you worked just 6 months in the place....you would never think again what you just said.....you are what you seem.....clueless.....and they have reduced retirement benifits moron.....starting in around 1984.....and they have reduced the amount of workers......
     

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