Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Postal Service should be made to work more, not less; removing one day of delivery is outrageous

Of all the insults to the American taxpayer the past several months, nothing has topped yesterday's testimony before Congress by the Postmaster General.

He said the poor Postal Service will have to eliminate a day of mail delivery to close a $3 billion deficit. Possibly Tuesday.

Of all the institutions in this nation, the Postal Service is the most unaccountable. All of you have a horror story of poor service.

I have an inside source on the workings of the U.S. Postal Service. It is a place where who people performing poorly and with no regard for you cannot be fired. They are making $25 an hour.

There are weekend trip giveways and TV giveaways for performance.

And the Postal Service simply raises the cost of stamps at will.

The Postmaster should scale back salaries. He should eliminate the giveaways. He should fire poor performers.

Taking from the taxpayers and people in need of regular home delivery is not the answer. It is part of the Postal Service's problems of serving self before us.

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