Monthly Archives: July 2016

Pence Likely Hostile to Postal Workers

To cap off his extremist Paleolithic platform and views GOP Presidential nominee Donald Trump has chosen as his running mate a man who wants to gut the federal workforce. One can only shudder at what Indiana Governor Mike Pence may … Continue reading

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Could a Public USPS Survive in a Trump Presidency?

Predictably, the Republican platform plank on the U.S. Postal Service spouts mindless corporate drivel about how outmoded the USPS is in the internet age and how private enterprise should make more incursions into its operations. That is, if GOP platform … Continue reading

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Will Democrats Keep Postal Planks in Platform?

The draft of the Democratic platform calls for maintaining a public postal service, restoring previous service levels and eliminating “the unsustainable” $5.5 billion a year obligation to pre-pay the healthcare costs of future retirees and even offering new financial services … Continue reading

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