GOP continues quest to end USPS
This brings us to the current Congress where the Republican House majority is putting together their "sensible" spending bill for this session and what have the GOPers in their great wisdom decided to do about the USPS you ask?
A House Appropriations aide confirmed that the spending measure, which would fund the rest of fiscal 2013 and avoid a government shutdown at the end of the month, mandated that USPS continue six-day delivery.Apparently this government service isn't dying quickly enough to suit the GOPers. So they decided to slice another major artery in the hope it will bleed out faster. But not to worry, a bi-partisan committee is working on a "postal reform" bill that's going to fix everything. They promise, this session for sure, they're going to pass it. Advise you not to be holding the breath while you're waiting. [image via]
Congress has used the appropriations process to force USPS, which has lost billions of dollars in recent years, to continue Saturday delivery for roughly three decades.