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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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What's Happening To The US Postal Service Is Totally Unfair

Politics : Business Insider: Politix (last year)

Starting in August the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) will stop delivering mail on Saturdays to save $2 billion annually. Many believe the USPS is hemorrhaging money because it's a outdated, inefficient, and overly bureaucratic operatio... Read Post

Postal Service rescue bill unveiled in the Senate

Politics / US Politics : The Federal Eye (2 years ago)

A bipartisan Senate bill introduced Wednesday would give the U.S. Postal Service about $7 billion to pay for employee buyouts and other debts, allow a renegotiation of postal worker health care benefits and require two years of stud... Read Post

Senate passes postal service bill

US Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos (2 years ago)

The Senate passed S. 1789, the bill generally reported to be aimed at "saving" or "fixing" the postal service, by a vote of 62-37 Wednesday. Less widely reported were the origins of the postal service's problems in a crisis manufact... Read Post


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