How Republican President, Ronald Reagan, Diabolically And Surreptitiously Manipulated USPS Regulations To PRIVATIZE THE U.S. POSTAL SERVICE, Creating Profit Opportunities For FedEx, UPS, DHL & Other Disaster Capitalists! GOPers Rarely Play Fair!

 

 

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Tabacco:

 

You have probably heard that the Post Office is so broke and obsolete that it will stop delivering mail on Saturdays. It is only half-true.

For millions of Americans in remote locations or without high-speed internet, the Post Office is not obsolete. And the Post Office is not broke — it is being robbed.

A Bush-era law requires that the Post Office pre-fund its retiree benefits 75 years into the future. In other words, unlike any other government agency or private company, it has to have 75 years worth of money in the bank. No wonder it has a budget shortfall!

The Post Office provides solid, middle-class, union jobs to millions of Americans, many of them women or African American. Is it any surprise that House Republicans are using an invented budget crisis to put it on the chopping block?

Please sign the petition from our friends at Credo Action: “Tell Congress: Save the Post Office!”

The Postmaster General already wants to close over half of the mail processing centers, shut down over 3,000 mostly rural post offices, and lay off almost 220,000 people.

Now, within the next few weeks, Congress will consider proposals to either further privatize the Post Office — or remove obstacles like the 75-year requirement, and let USPS innovate with new services like public internet access, community banking, and expanded vote by mail. I know which path I would choose.1,2,3

If the rising tide lifted all boats equally, maybe the Post Office would be less necessary. But as long as some communities are being left behind, it could not be more important.

At a time of continuing workplace discrimination and high unemployment, 40% of postal workers are women and 20% are black.4 In the age of the ipad, 46% of African-Americans do not have access to high-speed internet in their homes, and 37 million Americans do not have access to bank accounts or credit, much less online banking.5,6

In a world growing more inter-connected, there are still Americans who live at the end of far rural lanes, or in inner-city neighborhoods, where UPS and FedEx just do not go.

The Post Office is not just a government agency that delivers mail. It is an efficient, effective, affordable network that connects every one of us to each other. That is important. That is worth fighting for.

Join Credo and tell Congress to save the Post Office.

CREDO is a social change organization that fights for progressive values by engaging its over 3 million members in activism on a wide variety of issues, including financial reform, environmental protection, protecting a woman’s right to choose, taking action against gun violence by standing up to the NRA and more.

They are a crucial partner in the fight for a better nation, and I hope you will help them today — and stand with them well into the future.

Van

1. “Issa’s Postal Service Reform Bill Includes Hidden Union Busting,” ThinkProgress, 07-14-11
http://act.rebuildthedream.com/go/482?t=4&akid=923.597606.v2aTFU

2. “End of Saturday Mail Delivery Gets Conservative Support,” Roll Call, 02-06-2013
http://act.rebuildthedream.com/go/483?t=6&akid=923.597606.v2aTFU

3. “Congress Can Block Postal Austerity, and Save Saturday Delivery,” The Nation, 02-13-13
http://act.rebuildthedream.com/go/484?t=8&akid=923.597606.v2aTFU

4. “U.S. Post Office cuts threaten source of black jobs,” Reuters, 01-21-13
http://act.rebuildthedream.com/go/485?t=10&akid=923.597606.v2aTFU

5. “Pew Internet: Broadband,” Pew Internet & American Life Project, 05-24-12
http://act.rebuildthedream.com/go/486?t=12&akid=923.597606.v2aTFU

6. “Black, Latino Consumers Severely Under-Banked,” Atlanta Black Star, 12-07-12
http://act.rebuildthedream.com/go/487?t=14&akid=923.597606.v2aTFU



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TABACCO: There are no 2-ways about it, folks! Reagan did this, not to protect Postal Employees (remember how he dealt with the Air Traffic Controllers), but to undermine the Post Office, making it susceptible to PRIVATIZATION!

 

 

 

 

TABACCO: Obviously the ‘Social Security Trust Fund’ is NOT the only Major Issue being hidden in Plain Sight by both Republicrats & Democans!

 

“Knowledge Is Power”! Therefore, “Ignorance Is NOT BLISS, BUT WEAKNESS”!

 

Another False Axiom BITES THE DUST!

 

 

 

 

Tabacco: I consider myself both a funnel and a filter. I funnel information, not readily available on the Mass Media, which is ignored and/or suppressed. I filter out the irrelevancies and trivialities to save both the time and effort of my Readers and bring consternation to the enemies of Truth & Fairness! When you read Tabacco, if you don’t learn something NEW, I’ve wasted your time.

 

Tabacco is not a blogger, who thinks; I am a Thinker, who blogs. Speaking Truth to Power!

 

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  1. admin says:

    NOW You Know Why There Is No More Saturday USPS Delivery!

    Like most Republican Presidents, Reagan attempted to get rid of one more Government-operated Function and PRIVATIZE it to benefit Wealthy Capitalists (and himself).

    Tabacco

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