Monthly Archives: January 2013

Postal Layoffs May Prove Discriminatory

In the past month or so, the U.S. Postal Service came out with a stamp honoring the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s signing of the  Emancipation Proclamation  http://about.usps.com/news/national-releases/2013/pr13_001.htm . The postal service also issued another honoring civil rights activist … Continue reading

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Lance Armstrong‘s USPS Connection Only a Sideshow

For many years, the U.S. Postal Service was one of the biggest supporters of disgraced cycling champion Lance Armstrong who made a very public “confession” of his use of performance enhancing drugs to Oprah Winfrey Thursday night Jan 17. In … Continue reading

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GAO Doesn’t Grasp USPS Financial Crisis

Just what the hell does the Government Accountability Office mean when it says the U.S. Postal Service should prefund its retiree benefits “as far as its finances permit” http://gao.gov/products/GAO-13-112? With the USPS losing a reported $25 million a day right … Continue reading

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Don’t Privatize the Postal Service

When all else fails, somebody always says  privatization is the panacea for all operations  the government can handle. The latest example comes from  the National Academy of Public Administration which calls for studying whether  private enterprise should assume most of … Continue reading

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