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USPS: Republicans forced department into ‘debt’

Letter by William F. Johnston, Tacoma on April 15, 2013 at 11:42 am | No Comments »
April 15, 2013 11:42 am

Re: “Saturday mail stays – and so do the money problems” (Off the wire, 4-15).

The Los Angeles Times editorial was just an out-and-out lie regarding the financial situation of the U.S. Postal Service.

The fact is the post office department makes money every year just doing what it does: selling stamps and delivering the mail.

It is in “debt” because Republicans in 2006 in a lame-duck session of Congress required the USPS to pay for the next 75 years of retirement costs for postal employees who have not even been born yet!

The First Amendment was written to give citizens of a democracy good information to run a democracy well. It would have taken less than a minute to check the real facts and show the Times’ editorial was a total lie.


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