The Great Postal Heist: How the GOP Manufactured the Postal Crisis
[The US Postal Service] faces destruction faces destruction – thanks to Republicans in Congress, acting for huge corporations through a manufactured “Shock Doctrine” crisis.
This is an attack on unionized public workers like the attacks on teachers and state workers in Wisconsin and elsewhere.
The postal service would be operating in surplus if not for a bill rammed through the Republican Congress in a voice vote in December 2006, and signed by President Bush. The bill required $5 billion annual PRE-payments toward retiree health benefits for 75 years into the future – “something no other government or private corporation is required to do,” asserts Ralph Nader.
Help save the post office by forcing a vote on HR 1351, a bill cosponsored by 211 Congress members — almost half the House of Representatives.
— Jeff Cohen and the RootsAction team