trish6912

Feb 7, 2013

The post office has announced that they're not going to deliver mail on Saturdays. This is because they have a sudden financial crisis. What a lot of people don't know is that the "financial crisis" was cause by a law passed by a GOP House and a GOP Senate and signed by a GOP President making the post office pre-fund medical expenses for the next 75 years of all it's employees! No other business in the US has to do this! The post office would of had a 1.5 billion profit last year if not for this law aimed at destroying them.

 

What does this have to do with our veterans? Well, who is the largest employer of veterans in the US? The US Post Office! Good paying jobs with good benefits as a nice thank you to these brave men who fought for our country, and the GOP is giving them all the finger :(  Tell your congressman what YOU think of THEM for supporting the destruction of the US Postal Service, for their lack of support for our veterans. I will.

smashingmayo

Feb 7, 2013

No. the dems are. The dems care about nobody but themselves. Just like how theyant everyone to pay their "fair share",. but then Gore (one of the oens who said that) practically fell over running so fast to sell his network before taxes would go up and cost him more money (seems like he failed to do it in time, lke he does at life already, though).
trish6912

Feb 7, 2013

Lol, so you've got nothing then. Thanks for posting anyways :)

 

And here's a pretty good article about it.

rip59

Feb 7, 2013

Just one of many reasons for the insolvency.  Still, Trish admits that guvmint mis management did them in.  I agree.  Not to pick on any specific party ; dispise them both.  Truth be told , the infrastructure can be counted on for one thing : disfunctionality.  I'm still remembering the shootings.  Years ago I sold cars across the street from a PO were 9 employees were shot.  One of my x wives used to sit at the bar with the shooter at happy hour.  One of victim's husband's was my sales manager and a guy I knew from the "hood"  is still working at the same PO eating valium like popcorn in fear of more management tyranny.  PO's have been a government funded stress factory for years.  Whatever the reason, governments are incapable of performing up to private sector requirements.  Clear cut proof.

 

Re: the VA.  Trish , once again, rings true with her concern for the vetran.  The VA , from , again, my personal experiences seems to be one of the worst guvmint minefields.  I'm constantly in amazment as to why we send so many tax dollars to support islamic nations while we still have homeless vets.  Furthermore, anyone having a claim with the bureaucratic commisars will WAIT a near eternity for recognition.  Why?  Why do you think? As usual, the funds have been so dismally mis-managed that they have become scarce.  Again, a sad ending for those being coerced by the guvmint into fighting undeclared wars. 

 

 

trish6912

Feb 7, 2013

No, it wasn't mismanagement. It was politics. And money. Corruption.

 

Both FexEx and UPS are big contributors to GOP congressmen.

rip59

Feb 7, 2013

Trish, whatever the skanky facts ; once again you have proven the system is in severe disrepair. As Jefferson suggests "time to weed the garden of government". 

UPS happens to be the Teamsters largest "account".  I'm sure both failing parties are adequately "gifted". 

trish6912

Feb 7, 2013

the tea party scheme of throwing millions out of work in this country isn't going to solve anything, just so you know. How many houses do you think you'll sell then?

rip59

Feb 7, 2013

I'm a bad example , Trish.  You know my view re: early retirement.  ASAP.  However, I do feel the young ones would fare much better in a less regulated less keynesian economic environment.  At least give the next generation economic freedom ; just look at the pathetic debt we are leaving them. 

trish6912

Feb 7, 2013

Ya I agree. If you're going to give big tax cuts you should at least have the balls to cut spending. If you want to go around the world starting wars then you should find a way of paying for them.

 

If you want to burden the post office with ridiculous health care funding laws then do it to the rest of the country's businesses. I bet THAT wouldn't of been too popular. The PO health care costs are funded at OVER 100% for the next 75 years! There's no other government agency with that burden! And it's causing the PO to cut services to pay for it, it's causing them to become uncompetitive with private companies, and it will cost our veterans their jobs!!!

 

You pass these kind of laws when you want to put someone out of business plain and simple.

rip59

Feb 7, 2013

I think we concur on this.  I'm just stating that this all falls under the spectrum of poor management.  Just the very nature of big government.  Proposing to keep these government "dinasours" on payroll just to save the fledging economy is futile at best.  Grabbing at straws.  Delaying the inevitable.  Spending needs to be drastically cut ; regardless of your political spin ; the mathematics of tax and spend are no longer workable.  Republicants have refused to stand up to the spender in chief.  Mr. Obama refuses to even acknowledge any kind of cutting.  We're just constantly hearing the tax mantra.  We simply can not afford to defend isreal and prop up islamic "buddies".  Personally, I like the cuts in the military and I'm thinking Chuck Hagel is not so bad of a choice due to his refusal to carry the water for israel.   Hey, Trish, Bruce Willis had some good things to say about the second amendment today.  See Josh Haskell ; ABC News.

Side--Effect

Feb 7, 2013

the mathematics of tax and spend are no longer workable.

Mr. Obama refuses to even acknowledge any kind of cutting.

Would you stop bloviating for just a few minutes so that you can read the real news.

 

The only alternative to tax and spend is spend and deficit. Been there done that.

We had this discussion last week where it was pointed out that Obama actually proposed cuts to SS.

rip59

Feb 7, 2013

I think I have previously mentioned alternatives above, mr. side effex.  Currently one half of your federal tax $ are being spent in some fashion , elsewhere. Whether it be military or just give aways ; the money is not being spent here.  That's a good start, side-efex, IMHO.  Again, mismanaged.  I'm sure, Cat , er, ah, side -efex, that you can recall when SS $'s were used for the then unconstitutional viet nam war.  Good day to you as well.  Charity begins at home. 

trish6912

Feb 7, 2013

Charity isn't eliminating the post office and throwing who knows how many vets out of work.

 

Also, the cuts that get mentioned by the tea party right wingers never seems to include defense or Israel aid. It's ALWAYS "the spending here at home".

Side--Effect

Feb 7, 2013

I think I have previously mentioned alternatives above, mr. side effex.  Currently one half of your federal tax $ are being spent in some fashion , elsewhere. Whether it be military or just give aways ; the money is not being spent here.  That's a good start, side-efex, IMHO.

This is spending.

This is not tax and spend.

Again, mismanaged.  I'm sure, Cat , er, ah, side -efex, that you can recall when SS $'s were used for the then unconstitutional viet nam war.  Good day to you as well.  Charity begins at home.

This has nothing to do with Obama's proposal to cut spending.

Trish is bringing up good points about reducing the size of government for the benefit of the "smaller gov't/privatize" blow hards.

They complement your mismanagement meme.

The politicians took something that wasn't broken and attempted to mismanage it to the point that there would be an outcry to privatize. It failed because of the excellent management at the USPS.

These politicians are Republicans. They happen to be the same faction that your handlers favor.

MrsIselin

Feb 7, 2013

Ugh, another rotten mess brought to you by greedy unscrupulous bastards. When are we gonna stop electing these people for Congress?

Oh, right. When we stop letting stupid people vote. YAY DEMOCRACY! 

rip59

Feb 7, 2013

Once we agree upon the fact that there exists a spending problem and NOT a revenue problem ; we're going in the right direction.  Why have we not yet determined a deficit ceiling?  This would be like giving one of my x's an eternal , limitless charge card.  Woo Hooo.

trish6912

Feb 7, 2013

I don't agree. We have people who vote to spend on whatever everyone wants so we need to find a way to pay for it because nobody can agree on what to cut.

 

We have a budget balancing and greed problem in this country.

rip59

Feb 7, 2013

Don't feel too bad , Trish, most carriers will still be doing packages on Sat and are probably pissed about that.  Hey, I did my time.  Speaking of that ; they don't pay SS and have a damn good pension.  All the while private sector folks being responsible for their own retirement.  I'll bet most would be jumping on an early out anyway.  Many are doing the sane thing and seeking the refuge of early retirement.  New tax increases seem to take all the "fun" out of working. 

NoNameIsGood_

Feb 7, 2013

VERY OLD NEWS

rip59

Feb 7, 2013

^ Yup, true.  We knew long ago that the system would implode.  The free spending policies of the current regime serve as a catalyst to a european outcome.   The "keynesian kenyan" is putting Americans of all classes into a life of  indentured servitude to the government. 

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