Postal Service reform not expected before August, likely killing ambitious overhaul this year

Jul 12, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: The Washington Post

A congressional solution to the financial woes faced by the U.S. Postal Service won't be considered by House lawmakers before they leave for a month-long August recess, likely killing ambitious plans to overhaul the nation's mail system this year.

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Ex-GOP Con

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Of course not. The Republican Death Panel is busy working hard on its assault on the working middle class by attempting to take away the working middle class's healthcare.....

BUT the Republican Death Panel is still holding onto their own taxpayer paid healthcare.

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Healthcare benefits: An article in the Aug. 2 Section A about congressional healthcare benefits said that Rep. Steve Kagen (D-Wis.) "has refused to accept federal healthcare benefits, making him the only member of Congress to do without." Other members have also declined federal healthcare benefits; Kagen is the only member to have no health insurance coverage whatsoever.

Among the advantages: a choice of 10 healthcare plans that provide access to a national network of doctors, as well as several HMOs that serve each member's home state. By contrast, 85% of private companies offering health coverage provide their employees one type of plan -- take it or leave it.

Lawmakers also get special treatment at Washington's federal medical facilities and, for a few hundred dollars a month, access to their own pharmacy and doctors, nurses and medical technicians standing by in an office conveniently located between the House and Senate chambers.

In all, taxpayers spent about $15 billion last year to insure 8.5 million federal workers and their dependents, including postal service employees, according to the Office of Personnel Management.

Generous plans are available in private industry. But the federal coverage far surpasses that enjoyed by 70 million Americans who are underinsured and at financial risk in the event of a major health crisis -- not to mention the estimated 46 million who have no medical insurance.
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Jul 12, 2012
 
They will never touch that in an election year.
It could be a good thing if they did.

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Next time i go to the post office, I'm gonna ask for some stamps with a picture of a white guy on them. That'll stump em.

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Ex-GOP Con wrote:
Of course not. The Republican Death Panel is busy working hard on its assault on the working middle class by attempting to take away the working middle class's healthcare.....
BUT the Republican Death Panel is still holding onto their own taxpayer paid healthcare.
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Healthcare benefits: An article in the Aug. 2 Section A about congressional healthcare benefits said that Rep. Steve Kagen (D-Wis.) "has refused to accept federal healthcare benefits, making him the only member of Congress to do without." Other members have also declined federal healthcare benefits; Kagen is the only member to have no health insurance coverage whatsoever.
Among the advantages: a choice of 10 healthcare plans that provide access to a national network of doctors, as well as several HMOs that serve each member's home state. By contrast, 85% of private companies offering health coverage provide their employees one type of plan -- take it or leave it.
Lawmakers also get special treatment at Washington's federal medical facilities and, for a few hundred dollars a month, access to their own pharmacy and doctors, nurses and medical technicians standing by in an office conveniently located between the House and Senate chambers.
In all, taxpayers spent about $15 billion last year to insure 8.5 million federal workers and their dependents, including postal service employees, according to the Office of Personnel Management.
Generous plans are available in private industry. But the federal coverage far surpasses that enjoyed by 70 million Americans who are underinsured and at financial risk in the event of a major health crisis -- not to mention the estimated 46 million who have no medical insurance.
Obama's ObamaCare/Tax is the largest assult on the middle class, you know the one's he promised to not raise their taxes one dime. The moron in chief has taught you well lemming. You would have run off the cliff long ago if you wouldn't keep getting lost.
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I wrote a letter to the Postmaster General once on ways to improve mail service. It got lost.
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This is just another example of why people shouldn't want the government running medical care.Everything they touch turns to Debbie Whatamanshits.
Wall Street Government

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Jul 12, 2012
 
So numbnuts teabagger, why aren't you using FedEx or UPS?
$20 to send your stupid letter to the postmaster general.
Instead, you whine.

“i hope we can change this!”

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inbred Genius wrote:
Next time i go to the post office, I'm gonna ask for some stamps with a picture of a white guy on them. That'll stump em.
they have three...
karl marx, joe stalin and eugene mccarthy
RT Pipe

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USPS, HUGE waste of money. the majority of these overpaid underworked retards need to be fired and deported.
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the U.S. Postal Service?

Close the SOB down, Union postal workers are the lazy ist people on the planet
There is something wrong with every one of them.

FED EX is much much better
TedsLiver

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Jul 13, 2012
 
Government entities even quasi ones never improve themselves or become efficient.
The postal services will continue to suck down taxpayer money to deal with the bloated agency full on unproductive union workers.
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TedsLiver wrote:
Government entities even quasi ones never improve themselves or become efficient.
The postal services will continue to suck down taxpayer money to deal with the bloated agency full on unproductive union workers.
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TedsLiver

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Jul 13, 2012
 
What do the USPS and Zappos have in common? 20k pairs of loafers.

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Jul 13, 2012
 
Obama should be a Postal Worker. That's just his speed. Delivering communist pamphlets.
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TedsLiver wrote:
Government entities even quasi ones never improve themselves or become efficient.
The postal services will continue to suck down taxpayer money to deal with the bloated agency full on unproductive union workers.
The USPS does NOT receive taxpayer money!! Tell me another agency, public or private that has a MANDATORY 5 BILLION dollar retirement pre-pay plan for workers not even born yet.

Please tell me the Issa poster on your wall is at least autographed!! LMAO
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The USPS does NOT receive taxpayer money!! Tell me another agency, public or private that has a MANDATORY 5 BILLION dollar retirement pre-pay plan for workers not even born yet.
Please tell me the Issa poster on your wall is at least autographed!! LMAO
the USPS does not receive tax payer money...the big scam..hell yes the tax payer is footing the bill..in a round about way,,the USPS has 15 billion line of credit with who [ the tax payer ] they have all ready used over 11 billion of it..and are trying to get the 15 billion raised..the Congress screwed up when they formed the postal service in the 70s..it needs sold off or put under direct government control.with the president appointing the post master general like the founding fathers wanted..the way it operates is just piss poor..it needs total reform..not just more money..it needs to answer to its customers like a private company does,or congress like a government agency does..now your grand children will be paying for the unreal retirement programs being promised today..with no money to back them..
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Think Again wrote:
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The USPS does NOT receive taxpayer money!! Tell me another agency, public or private that has a MANDATORY 5 BILLION dollar retirement pre-pay plan for workers not even born yet.
Please tell me the Issa poster on your wall is at least autographed!! LMAO
It sure does receive tax money. it's just laundered. Wise up!
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Think Again wrote:
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The USPS does NOT receive taxpayer money!! Tell me another agency, public or private that has a MANDATORY 5 BILLION dollar retirement pre-pay plan for workers not even born yet.
Please tell me the Issa poster on your wall is at least autographed!! LMAO
. I agree with you that their retirement plan should be completely abolished.

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Jul 13, 2012
 
People will be getting more and more aggravated at postal workers as time goes by. They are already pretty much hated by one and all. Almost as much as public union teachers. Almost.

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Jul 14, 2012
 
The USPS is far more efficient than the rest of the federal government.

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