|No wonder this mailman drinks so much.|
Let's remember this is an entirely contrived problem. One that wouldn't exist at all if it weren't for the Regressive republican party.
In 2006, the Regressive congress passed a bill that requires the US Post Office to pre-fund 75 years' worth of retirement funds in a 10-year window. That means the Post Office has to set aside retirement money not only for people it hasn't hired yet, but also for people who haven't even been born yet.
Is there any other public or private company that is forced to set aside billions of dollars for people who have yet to be born? Of course not. What business has to stash away enough money to fully fund the retirement of future workers who don't even exist yet? Not one.
|Lovable Truly will be laid off soon.|
That's 1.5 billion dollars.
So the fact that the Post Office is operating in the red is entirely the fault of the Regressive congress. This was their plan. And Step One was accomplished today.
Why do the Regressives want to destroy the Post Office? So private companies, like FedEx and UPS can take over. These two companies, coincidentally, have given millions to Regressive republican candidates.
If the people who live in rural cities and states think FedEx will deliver a letter for 45 cents, they're dreaming.