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U.S.P.S. rates to go up on Monday

Post Office: No more letters on Saturday

In an announcement on Wednesday, the United States Postal service said that Saturday mail delivery would cease beginning in August of this year. Letters will continue to be delivered to post office boxes on Saturdays and packages will continue to be delivered to homes, businesses and P.O. boxes. The USPS is making the changes in […]

How The Left Sees Seniors?

How The Left Sees Seniors?

This weeks headlines: Harry Reid says support the Post Office because (in part) Seniors Love to get Junk Mail. It keeps them in communication with the outside world. I’ll be honest. I laughed when I read this. Ninety-nine percent of my junk mail goes immediately into the recycling bin…that is after I shred all the […]

Postal Workers Caught in Tax Refund Fraud

Postal Workers Caught in Tax Refund Fraud

A ring of criminals operating out of the Dominican Republic have been running a massive income tax refund scam in which billions of false income tax filings have cost the taxpayers billions of dollars in losses. In an article in The Wall Street Journal we see the following information: Between October 2010 and June 2011, […]

Senate Socialists Bailout Buffoonery Continues

The United States Senate, led by Liberal Democrat Harry Reid, is lining up at the taxpayer-funded debt-lovers cash trough again this week in the form of trying to “fix” another crisis of their own making. Meet  S. 1789  , or as today’s Senate Progressives call it, the 21st Century Postal Act of 2012: A bill to improve, sustain, and transform the United States […]

Politics: Today’s Top Ten Oxymorons

The word oxymoron is defined by Bing dictionary as being, an “expression with contradictory words:” a phrase in which two words of contradictory meaning are used together for special effect, e.g. “wise fool” or “legal murder”. (fools are not considered to be wise people and murder is never “legal”) Number 10 on the oxymoron list comes to […]

Politics: Today's Top Ten Oxymorons

The word oxymoron is defined by Bing dictionary as being, an “expression with contradictory words:” a phrase in which two words of contradictory meaning are used together for special effect, e.g. “wise fool” or “legal murder”. (fools are not considered to be wise people and murder is never “legal”) Number 10 on the oxymoron list comes to […]

USPS Declines to Extend Contract Talks

WASHINGTON, Jan. 20, 2012  — Today, the United States Postal Service declined to extend collective-bargaining negotiations with the National Association of Letter Carriers, triggering an impasse that will automatically send the matter to mediation under the auspices of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service.  If no consensual agreement is reached in a 60-day period of mediation, […]

Post Offices Open Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve

Most Will Close at Noon WASHINGTON, Dec. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — All Post Offices nationwide will be openChristmas Eve, Saturday, Dec. 24, and New Year’s Eve, Saturday, Dec. 31. Most will have shortened retail lobby hours and will close at noon. Mail delivery for Dec. 24 and Dec. 31 will be the same as any other Saturday. Each Post Office will post its revised hours of […]

U.S. Postal Service may eliminate overnight service

In a bow to the efficiency of privately owned express couriers like Federal Express and UPS and admitting that email is partially replacing mail, the United States Postal Service has filed a proposal that seeks to eliminate overnight delivery of first class mail. By no longer offering the overnight services the the postal service can […]

United States Postal Ponzi Scheme

Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe appeared before The Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs committee on Tuesday to inform the current wizards of Congress that the U.S. Postal Service is drowning in red ink. They will not be able to avoid a total default by the end of September if structural changes are not made immediately. I […]

USPS Is Going Broke

USPS and Unions In March, 2011, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) and the American Postal Workers Union (APWU) reached a contract agreement that preserves jobs and provides a 3.5 percent pay raise for three years. Labor costs represent 80% of USPS expenses, a very high percentage in this day of automation. The agreement protects APWU […]