Bipartisan Proposal Would Help Postal Service

By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Senators have come out with a bipartisan plan to help keep the financially ailing Postal Service solvent.

The plan would keep six-day mail delivery for at least two more years. It also would encourage cuts in post office staffing and refund postal overpayments to the federal retirement system.

Sen. Joe Lieberman, an independent from Connecticut, says the proposal would pull the Postal Service “back from the brink of bankruptcy.”

     (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

  • steve

    Anothe UNION bailout led by JOEY. There is NO NEED for Saturday delivery any longer and REALLY NO NEED for 5 day/week mail delivery. The mail service should be cut back to evey other day. 3 days one week and 2 the next. This will eliminate tens of thousands of useless jobs and save on vehicles gas and on and on and on. And let’s get rid of all thes USELESS Postal Commissioners running each post office. Six figure jobs.

  • Cliff Clavinnecticut

    If the private package courier firms can make a fair profit distributing mail and moving packages, what does that tell you about government bureaucracy in this particular service industry? A natural transition from federal subsidies in this public service function to complete privatization is inevitable. Dinosaurs were eventually replaced with mammals, reptiles, etc. Current postal workers worthy of similar employment can be quickly re-trained to do much the same functions for private carriers, but more efficiently. This will save taxpayers the costs of a bloated federal bureaucracy, including expensive pension costs.

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