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  •  The underlying goal of the GOP is to privatize (8+ / 0-)

    every government service.  Their owners believe there is no area where a profit can't be turned.  The Post Office is a biggie.  Think of all the money to be made if they can shutter this national service.

    The results, of course, would be lower pay and no benefits for the workforce; fewer people doing more work; higher prices and fewer services for the public, and lousy service.  Just look at prisons, where denying food and medical care and heat (to say nothing of paying off judges to provide a steady stream of young "customers" to keep the money flowing) is widespread in private hands.  

    The Postal Service is one of the oldest institutions in the country--literally a part of our founding as a nation.  They are not allowed to modernize to keep themselves solvent.  The reason is clear, and the loss will be HUGE.

    "Why reasonable people go stark raving mad when anything involving a Negro comes up, is something I don’t pretend to understand." ~ Atticus Finch, "To Kill a Mockingbird"

    by SottoVoce on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 06:31:57 AM PST

    •  If the GOP privatizes the USPS (4+ / 0-)

      the lines in local Post Offices will rival the waiting times to vote in Florida.

      Oh wait - that's EXACTLY what they want

      Help American return to sanity - vote the GOP OUT OF the House Majority and reduce their numbers in the Senate in 2014 elections. America requires Democratic action in order to survive!

      by dagnome on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 07:18:06 AM PST

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    •  Follow the money.. (0+ / 0-)

      If the USPS is privatized:

      -What about the massive over-funding of the retirement plans?  I believe that Uncle Bernie mentioned $15B last year.  UPS and FedEx would love to raid that fund.  Remember the LBO's of the '80's?

      -What about the facilities and vehicles?  They will certainly be disposed of at fire sale prices.

      I imagine the vultures will have a feast on the taxpayers.

      How DO people lie with a straight face?

      by jsand883 on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 11:10:27 AM PST

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