U.S. Postal Service buying homes when it is broke?

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  1. Trinity

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    Postal Service draws criticism for $1.2 million home buy

    By Abbie Boudreau, Scott Zamost and Jessi Joseph
    Special Investigations Unit, CNN
    CNN.com
     
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    I'm sure it is ALL Obama's fault.
     
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    I forgot to add the obligatory smiley :wink:
     
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    I'm sure it's for an employee incentive plan. How else are they going to keep all those disgruntled workers from going all Uzi on their ass?
     
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    Putting aside this house purchase, I would like to remind everyone that the U.S. Postal Service is a governmental institution that has worked beautifully.

    It's not the Postal Service's fault that we now live differently than we did 50 years ago, 200 years ago. We e-mail now. We make a quick cell phone call to tell Mom we love her. We text and recieve tweets. There are a hundred ways that giving and receiving information has forced stamp prices to rise and delivery cutbacks. Mail service may go the way of the dial phone.


    But all conservatives love to say that governmental services are inherently inferior to a free-market based solution.

    Guess what? The Postal Service is a great example of socialism that works. The Postal Service employs 785,000 people, with 260,000 vehicles. The U.S. Postal Service was created in 1775 in Philadelpia under Ben Franklin -- and continues to be a model of governmental efficiency .



    Somehow, Trinity finding a story of the Postal Service "buying a house" seems, in the end, just another example of Trinity's superficiality and desperateness to locate controversy in a governmental program that has worked beautifully for over 200 years.
     
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    Malarkey! It's Rush Limbaugh and his pig bottom, toy boi Newt Gingrich. :biggrin1: It's a Republican plot to keep good real estate in the hands of the white conservatives, I tell ya. :irked:
    'Going all Uzi' tee hee hee :lmao:
     
  7. Trinity

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    1) This was a special investigation by CNN.
    2) The Postal Service has experienced problems for years. This from an article from 2001:
    U.S. Postal Service struggles to overcome history of waste, fraud, mismanagement.Knight Ridder Washington Bureau, by Tony Pugh, Dec. 20, 2001
    USPS Political Influence Scandal and Ethics Problems
    USPS Retail Operations Grossly Mismanaged

    The U.S. Postal Service is 2.8 Billion in the red and asking for government bailout.

    Don't Bail Out The Mail - Forbes.com
     
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    This is on, oh, say page 489 in the BIG INDEX OF SHIT WE NEED TO WORRY ABOUT RIGHT NOW.
     
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    Very old news.

    And this is why nothing is ever done about it.
     
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