The United States Postal Service is bleeding like a stuck pig. Losing money daily, their operation continues to be supported by cash infusions, including a recent $11 billion dollar repayment of inappropriately paid pension contributions. While that cash will keep them going a little while longer, it’s incredibly stupid that the USPS hasn’t been privatized. It’s the only way to ensure it’s operations continue without having to fear a national crisis, which is exactly where they are headed.
Our grand Country is behind the USPS – in fact, Senator Harry Reid recently spoke up about the fact that the USPS provides an incredible service, by ensuring that senior citizen get their junk mail – which while offensive to many, seniors rely upon that junk mail as a way of being part of society. I’m not kidding. His exact statement:
“Elderly Americans rely on the United States Postal Service… I’ll come home to my home here in Washington and there will be some mail there. A lot of it is what some people refer to as junk mail. But for the people that are sending that mail, it’s very important. And, talking about seniors – Seniors LOVE to get junk mail. It’s sometimes their only way of communicating or feeling they’re part of the real world.”
If it wasn’t funny enough to just read what he had to say, why not watch it as well!
Really – the USPS is relevant for the delivery of junk mail to senior citizens to ensure they feel like they are still “part of the real world”? C’mon!
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