Twitter has provided politicians a quick and easy way to broadcast their opinions- we’ve told you previously how the USPS’s congressional overseer, Dennis Ross doesn’t think postal workers should have unions, never mind collective bargaining. Now his boss, Darrell Issa, has suggested that maybe we don’t need the USPS at all.
Earlier today, Issa asked his disciples what they wanted from “government”.
Here’s the response that earned Darrell’s “Amen!”:
So no postal service. While that should obviously concern the millions of people whose livelihood depends on the mailing industry, the larger implications of Issa’s “Amen!” are pretty frightening- no Interstate Highway System, no public schools, no rules to prevent the sale of unsafe products, no child labor law- you can go on and on. (You could even include Twitter in that list- it’s a private endeavor, but it relies on the Internet- an entity created by the US Government, not by Darrell’s beloved small businessmen). We’d leave it up to the nuclear industry to make sure their reactors are safe- imagine how much money we’d have saved if we’d bought a bunch of cheap reactors like the Russians used at Chernobyl!
It’s always been a mystery to me why any postal or mailing industry workers would vote for people like Issa- statements like this one make you wonder why any sane person would do so.