Ross on CSRS overpayments, pre-funding: “Spare me…”Monday, May 16th, 2011
Self-appointed postal “watchdog” Dennis Ross isn’t about to let the facts get in the way of his agenda. Tweeting about the Wall Street Journal’s already thoroughly debunked editorial attack on the postal service, Ross tells critics to “spare” him arguments about the pre-funding requirement that threatens to bankrupt the agency.
Maybe Dennis should get in touch with fellow tea-bagger Ron Paul and verify which article in the Constitution authorizes Congress to require the USPS to pre-fund future retiree health benefits by the magical amount of $5.5 billion a year? We can’t seem to find it!
Dennis’s plea drew this reaction:
To which Dennis replied:
Uh oh… maybe we started something here…
So apparently the previous five years, when the pre-funding WAS the sole cause of USPS deficits don’t count? Or the almost forty years of breaking even? Or all of those non-union mailing industry employees that will be out of work if the USPS goes under? Not to mention:
Ah yes… it’s always the union’s fault, isn’t it?