Senator Carper To Introduce Comprehensive Legislation This Year To Address USPS Financial Woes

WASHINGTON, DC -Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.), chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Government Information, Federal Services and International Security which oversees the Postal Service, released the following statement reacting to the Postal Service’s announcement earlier today that it would be increasing postage costs:

“Today’s announcement by the Postal Service underscores the serious financial crisis they are currently facing. Like many other businesses, the Postal Service is looking at every option available to them to raise revenue and cut costs. I don’t think it should be Congress’ role to critique every business decision made by the Postal Service, rather I think it would be most constructive to allow the Postal Service to exercise the discretion we have given them to make the hard choices necessary to remain financially viable. I do share the concerns of businesses and consumers who worry that this rate increase will force them to cut back on their use of the Postal Service and I hope the Postal Service has given this concern due consideration when weighing this choice. Unfortunately it seems like this will be one of many painful choices the Postal Service will have to make in the near future in order to right their fiscal house and adequately address the fiscal challenges they are facing. I think my efforts, and those of my colleagues, can be best spent giving the Postal Service all the tools they need to make these difficult, but necessary, business decisions. That’s why later this year I will be introducing comprehensive legislation to help address many of the long term financial challenges facing the Postal Service.”

8 thoughts on “Senator Carper To Introduce Comprehensive Legislation This Year To Address USPS Financial Woes

  1. Congress sucks…they have screwed the postal service out of 100 billion dollars since the reorg. in 1972. The cash cow has quit giving money….and now congress needs to put up or shut up..

  2. Brilliant Senator Carper! PMG Potter couldn’t run a hot dog stand, so lets keep him around and broaden his discretion. How about firing PMG Potter, and then finding someone to replace him who can actually solve problems. I say we vote all these jerk off incumbents up on Capitol Hill out of there. We’d be better off with Alfred E. Newman at the helm!

  3. Does anybody know off a connection with Senator Carper and Grummen or Advo or Netflix or postal unions? His comments always make me suspicious that he is looking out for some other intrest like maybe his own?
    Just a thought it seems like the most logical ideas i.e. refund retirement money, five day work week, top heavy management and oversight are hard for him to say.
    Why does he need to wait longer to make his comprehensive legislation this has been on going sometime?
    Hope I am wrong about him but in todays age and what congress has been doing lately I worry about the middle class working man.

  4. After being a long time supporter of the Senator I must now advocate his ouster from the senate. How can one, champion the working class that got you elected and then turn your back on them. The Postal Service is an American Institution that must be preserved. Senator you cannot allow Jack Potter to destroy what Ben Franklin started. The Postal Service has survived for 235 years and must stay viable to serve Americans without internet access. Don’t let the shortsightedness of Jack Potter destroy what all of America owns. Find answers from within, like maybe reimbursing the Postal Service the 50-75 BILLION dollars that it has been over charged for retiree healthcare. Oh while your are at it how about passing EFCA for those who have supported you.

  5. It’s funny how the Sen. is avoiding the $80 Billion question- Why is the PO required to pay the $5.8 Billion to the FRHBP and giving back to the PO $75 Billion in overpayments to the CSRS fund. As a matter of fact, why is the PO the only organization, public or private, required to make such payments? Very suspicious!

  6. Comprehensive….NOT one of my favorite words coming out of any politicians’ mouth……

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