Delivering Postal Service Reform – By Darrell Issa

Darrell Issa has written a piece entitled “Delivering Postal Service Reform” for the National Review. Having read the article, we have edited it slightly for brevity, while preserving the spirit of the piece, as well as its complete analysis of the situation:

Bailout
Bailout
Bailout
Bailout
Bailout
Bailout
Bailout
Bailout
Bailout

The full text of the original article is available at the link below:

Delivering Postal Service Reform – By Darrell Issa – The Corner – National Review Online.

  • craft director

    Bailout is a correct statement…..if you mean that the Postal Service has been bailing out the Congress since 2006. If we didn’t make to prefunding payments, the citizens would have seen how underfunded the other agencies really were.

  • cpttuna

    the government has the ability to piss money away in every direction. what’s a few bucks to the USPS. IS it more important to give Pakistan money?

  • brian

    Especially since the USPS doesn’t want any of the government’s money?

  • maz

    THE PROBLEM IT WOULDNT BE GIVING ANY MONEY TO THE POST OFFICE.CONGRESS NEEDS TO STOP STEALING RETIREES MONEY FOR THOSE ARE NOT BORN YET. JUST STOP STEALING CONGRESS AND THE P.O. IS FINE.

  • jerry lutz

    jerk
    jerk
    jerk
    jerk
    jerk
    jerk
    jerk

  • Patrick

    Transparent huckster! I’d work for free for a week if I’d thought it would help.Prefunding & mismanagement among a complete lack of real vision are the main culprits. A shame many of my brothers & sisters have been hoodwinked into believing otherwise !

  • gerry

    boy patrick theres no way i would work free for a week. thats not necessary at all.besides sometimes i feel like i work for free .by the time they take out federal and state taxes medicare, social security, health and life insurance, union dues, pension, tsp . get my drift. the thing that gets me is that even though Pissa is a congressman, we should still be able to get him for slander by him constantly saying the word bailout.ive said it on here before, issa is an idiot.however, hes a very dangerous one as far as our jobs go.

  • Lighten up

    How much has the Direct Marketing Association and the privateers paid Issa under the table?

  • reo

    KOCH HEAD
    KOCH HEAD
    KOCH HEAD
    KOCH HEAD
    KOCH HEAD
    KOCH HEAD
    KOCH HEAD

  • Mark De Forge

    Issa is an uninformed chair. When I think of knowledgeable and fair-minded members and former members like Tom Davis, who used that knowledge to solve problems with practical and workable solutions, then in stark contrast I see Issa as an outstanding example of the country’s problems. A schemer who never paid his Congressional dues and who is amazingly so far out of touch with the reality of the situation. Maybe he should consider Wall St for his next career, because the American electorate should catapult him out of the political arena.

  • sandwing

    isn’t issa the jerk suspected of arson way back before he became holier than thou?

  • SpacedOutAce

    Mr. Issa should be investigated for treason, he knows, all the dis’information he and his staff have Implemented either through media forward or white paper back wash, will not prevail. It’s sad Mr. Issa does this as he looks embarrassed when he lies and we all know he lies when he lies. Very Sad.

  • USPSJD

    Interpretation:

    “What it promises taxpayers is a better working system without any taxpayer-funded bailout.”
    —what it delivers is: 1) a “system” to blame for service shortcomings, and 2) higher postage, that while it cannot be called “tax” has an even greater effect on the customers’ net income.

    “because postal workers are federal employees, taxpayers automatically provide a backstop to certain Postal Service–paid obligations — like pensions and retiree health benefits. It pays the Treasury to cover these costs.”
    —the deal that a USPS employee forgo potentially higher earnings for tax-payer funded benefits is no longer necessary. These workers will be willing to do this work for a 401k plan and pay for their own health insurance, WITHOUT asking for higher pay!

    “The postmaster general and union leaders claim that to “save” the Postal Service, Congress must simply give this money “back.” They are attempting to rebrand a taxpayer-paid bailout as a “refund.””
    —and of course I am right “they” (PMG & Union) are wrong, it was a bailout and they have to pay it back! We can’t just GIVE money we owe under contact and not expect to get it back!

    “We need to make it easier for post offices to be relocated to within other businesses, lowering costs, and expanding service.”
    —because now it’s, like, so hard to find vacant spaces in strip malls, or a P.O. box far away from anything. We need to abandon these sturdy buildings in city centers and move place a P.O. inside every WalMart!

    “We need to level the playing field for collective bargaining, so that the financial health of the Postal Service is taken into account in labor deals.”
    —-By level, he means “flatten.” IOW, no more grievance procedures or advocates working to make certain your wages and benefits remain commensurate with the work you do. I mean, you deliver mail, why should you get representation in determining your compensation arrangement?!

    ” if the Postal Service can’t pay its bills, new leadership must take over and clean up its finances.”
    —because nothing guarantees that work will be done right more than the continuous threat of losing one’s job if factors beyond his/her control create a crisis.

    “Protecting this service is going to require real business model changes and not just another blank check from taxpayers.”
    —We’ve screwed the private sector for 3 decades, now it’s time to do it to the postal service!

  • gerry

    HEY USPSJD YOU MUST BE RELATED TO ISSA PISSA GET LOST.

  • raceray

    Hey USPSJD The only thing that needs to be said about your rambling is…When you file your income tax return it should be denied . Because after all in your feeble eyes it is a BAILOUT! Not a tax refund from OVERPAYMENT. RIGHT?

  • raceray

    With crooks like Issa, makes me wish the plane wouldn’t have missed Washinton DC, and gotten rid of all the Republicans that are going to make me unemployed!