Republicans DETERMINED to Eliminate the Post Office
When there’s no more socialized mail delivery, Voter Suppression laws can finally be enforced. What’s the use of making voters show fourteen pieces of I.D. — plus receipts for country club dues — if these peons can just bypass the whole Jim Crow process and vote through the mail?
Not only that: FedEx and UPS are expecting something in return for all their multi-jillion dollar “campaign contributions” to rightwing politicians: namely, putting an end to that commie Public Option for mail delivery.
Step One: require the United States Postal Service to pay — in advance — for the retirement pensions of all future employees for the next seventy-five years. That’ll fix ‘em!
In response, the Post Office came up with their own austerity program: eliminating Saturday mail delivery. It saves money, and most of the public is OK with it. Everybody wins, right?
But now congressional Republicans are insisting that the Post Office continue with Saturday mail delivery. Part of last Wednesday’s spending measure — to keep the government afloat through September — requires the U.S. Postal Service to CONTINUE Saturday mail delivery. This was passed almost entirely along party lines; 137 House Democrats voted against it.
If Republicans aren’t trying to bankrupt and eliminate the Post Office, then what IS their motive?
You’ve declared bankruptcy, and a debt counselor is forcing you to make some brutal sacrifices. After some painful soul searching, you’ve finally come up with a plan. You’ll sell your car and start taking the bus everywhere. You’ll cancel your cable TV subscription and your gym membership, and you’ll by all your groceries at Discount Foods R Us instead of Whole Foods.
And your debt counselor disapproves your plan; insists you keep your car, cable TV, gym membership and keep shopping at health food stores. You’d be a little suspicious, right?
If Republicans actually have a non-ulterior motive for forcing the Post Office to continue Saturday mail delivery, I’d sure like to know what it is.