Share on Google Plus Share on Twitter 1 Share on Facebook 1 Share on LinkedIn Share on PInterest Share on Fark! Share on Reddit Share on StumbleUpon Tell A Friend 2 (4 Shares)  

Printer Friendly Page Save As Favorite View Favorites (# of views)   3 comments
OpEdNews Op Eds

Misdirected Mail: White House Budget Proposes Damaging Postal Service Cuts

By       Message John Nichols     Permalink
      (Page 1 of 2 pages)
Related Topic(s): ; ; , Add Tags Add to My Group(s)

Must Read 1   Supported 1   Valuable 1  
View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com Headlined to H3 3/14/14

Author 29155
Become a Fan
  (18 fans)
- Advertisement -

Source: The Nation


The U.S. Postal Service announced Wednesday that it will end regular Saturday delivery of mail delivery beginning in August.
(image by Bloomberg)
  DMCA

Among the very worst ideas for "reforming" the United States Postal Service are proposals to end Saturday delivery and to shift from at-the-door delivery of mail to a scheme that would force Americans to go to collect letters and packages from central delivery spots.

Both approaches would diminish the scope and character of the postal service while increasing the likelihood that private firms will move in to fill the void.

These are the sort of ideas that are peddled by House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chair Darrell Issa, R-California, and others who target the USPS for deep cuts. Unfortunately, they've turned up in the Obama administration's budget.

As The Hill reports:

"Obama's budget would allow USPS to scrap all Saturday delivery -- even packages, one of the most rapidly growing parts of the Postal Service's business. USPS in recent months has shown more interest in expanding when it delivers packages, with Sunday delivery now in limited areas.

"The White House budget would also allow USPS to move away from door-to-door delivery to more centralized delivery areas, an idea also panned by Democrats. Plus, USPS could keep a recent temporary increase in the price of stamps -- which large mailers loathe -- beyond the scheduled two years."

- Advertisement -

According to the Obama administration, these reforms -- along with a proposal to tinker with some of the immediate requirements for pre-funding retiree healthcare benefits 75 years into the future -- "would set USPS on a sustainable business path, providing it with over $20 billion in cash relief, operational savings and revenue through 2016."

Click Here to Read Whole Article

Next Page  1  |  2

 

- Advertisement -

Must Read 1   Supported 1   Valuable 1  
View Ratings | Rate It

John Nichols, a pioneering political blogger, has written the Online Beat since 1999. His posts have been circulated internationally, quoted in numerous books and mentioned in debates on the floor of Congress.

Nichols writes about (more...)
 

Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon



Go To Commenting
/* The Petition Site */
The views expressed in this article are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.

Writers Guidelines

Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
- Advertisement -

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

Paul Ryan? Seriously?

Scott Walker's Austerity Agenda Yields 'Worst Job Losses in US'

The Koch Brothers, ALEC and the Savage Assault on Democracy

The Deafening Silence of the Republican Field in the Wake of the Planned Parenthood Shooting

How Socialists Built America

Bernie Sanders: "I Am Prepared to Run for President of the United States"