Posted 10 months ago on Feb. 12, 2013, 10:22 a.m. EST by shooz
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So with so much flack in the air around what's happening to the USPS, I thought a little bit of history and reality was in order, so I found this very enlightening article.
"You are probably hearing that the Post Office is “in crisis” and is cutting back Saturday delivery, laying people off, closing offices, etc. Like so many other “crises” imposed on us lately, there is a lot to the story that you are not hearing from the “mainstream” media. (Please click that link.) The story of the intentional destruction of the U.S. Postal Service is one more piece of the story of crisis-after-crisis, all manufactured to advance the strategic dismantling of our government and handing over the pieces to billionaires."
Union busting, plain and simple.
Everything else is bullshit.
PLUS! A late breaking addendum with even more FACTS!!
"Congressman John McHugh who was the main primarily responsible for the 2006 law is a former member of ALEC. So, too, was former Virginia Representative Tom Davis. And he co-sponsored the law, too.
In the years since the Post Office was forced to set aside more than $5 billion a year, private carriers like UPS and FedEx have seen their revenues and stocks increase dramatically. As billions are siphoned out of the Post Office every year, it can no longer reinvest in updating equipment, and thus finds it harder and harder compete with the private market.
In the first two years since the 2006 law kicked in, investors in FedEx enjoyed a 25% increase in the value of their company.
So this plan to kill the Post Office has, so far, been executed flawlessly by the Republican Party and its corporate overlords."