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More facts needed on postal deliveries


There may not be any mail deliveries on Saturdays in the near future. Reasons:

Are you aware the United States postal system is the largest employer of unionized labor? And the union-busters are busy to end this.

It wasn’t long ago the Post Office was making money. They had seriously considered replacing their vehicles with electric vehicles. It would be cost effective and better for the environment. Can’t have that.

And who do you suppose was very interested in the oil industry, deriving huge compensation for protecting it from moves such as this?

George W. Bush and his Republican Congress, after which then Rep. John McHugh designed a bill, known as the Postal Accountability Enhancement Act, in 2006.

It, of course, passed with little opposition. It is designed to pre-fund retirement for postal workers, seven decades into the future, and this must be done within 10 years. Does this make any sense?

Who benefits from killing our postal system? UPS and FedEx for two and those who hold stock in the company now and in the future. Those who are aware of this tactic.

Think of all the employees becoming unemployed. So why are we not hearing the true facts on the postal system problems other than decreased volume because of emails, etc.?

Many, including myself, prefer written letters. It is not funded by the taxpayers, but remember, the perks, free health care and retirement for our lawmakers are.

Where is the news media with correct information?

This plan has been executed flawlessly by the Republican Party. A good old-fashioned story of corporate corruption by the very ones voted into office to look out for us and instead are making millions for themselves.

When you can no longer mail a letter for 50 cents in the United States, remember this.

Another shameful situation is no compromise with our president. Because he cares about the middle class, elderly, disabled and needy. Will the wealthy ever have enough money? His plan is so easy it’s beyond comprehension.

Meet you at the cemetery as you bury a loved one killed by gun violence, after I deposit a letter in the FedEx drop box with a $5 stamp on it.

Marie J. Makuch


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