Category Archives: USPS

In Bipartisan Fashion, Congress ‘Fixes’ Its Own Postal Service Screw Up

Consider this a case study in how Democrats lose. Years, the august solons of the U.S. Congress decided that the U.S. Postal Service (‘USPS’) would be forced to fund 75 years of retirement funds over a period of ten years–something … Continue reading

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Meanwhile The Conservative Postal Service Con Rolls On

If history is any guide, Republicans will definitely try to further weaken and privatize the U.S. Postal Service (USPS). As per their usual strategy, they will claim the Postal Service is losing money, even though those losses are due to … Continue reading

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They’re Still Lying About the Post Office’s ‘Insolvency’

I’ve written many, many times about the false fiscal crisis that the United States Postal Service (‘USPS’) supposedly faces. In 2006, Congress passed the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act (PAEA) which requires USPS to pre-fund 75 years of worker benefits … Continue reading

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Using Anti-Postal Service Tactics Against Social Security

One of the tricks conservatives and their Democratic enablers have used in their attempt to privatize (further) the U.S. Postal Service is to require USPS to provide for 75 years of benefits over ten years. The inability of USPS to … Continue reading

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No, The Postal Service Is Not DOOMED!

More stellar reporting from the Washington Post. Here’s a very foolish thing in a story about the U.S. Postal Service (‘USPS’; boldface mine): But the Postal Service, which has lost billions of dollars each year since 2006, has shown no … Continue reading

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Neither Rain, Nor Snow…

Observed on Q Street, near Logan Circle, D.C.:

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Post Office: Doing Fine. Congress: Still Dumber Than a Sack of Hammers

Despite what some technobrats might have you think, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is actually still functioning. That might come as a surprise, since USPS is running a $5 billion deficit–supposed prima facie evidence that it’s outdated and irrelevant. One … Continue reading

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