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Rearranging the Deck Chairs at the Postal Service

Hooray! Today the Senate passed a bipartisan bill to save the postal service. After plowing through half a dozen separate reports about what the bill does, I've compiled a comprehensive list. Take a deep breath: Allows USPS to recoup more than $11 billion that it had overpaid into one of its pension funds. Provides early retirement incentives for nearly 100,000 USPS workers.
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