Rep. Dennis Ross, (R-Fla.), on what steps need to be taken to tackle the U.S. Postal Service’s growing debt crisis.
One of Ross’ comments deals with the exaggerated claim that postal workers pay as little as $32 per month for health care benefits compared to other Federal Workers paying $125. Rep. Ross was on Fox News saying Postal Workers pay on the average $32 per month for Health Care compared to $125 for other Federal workers. Postal Workers pay 20% of their health premiums, Federal workers pay 28%.– a 8% difference. Is this the kind of “new math” that will get USPS on the road to financial recovery? On a different note, postal pundits don’t factor in that the dental, eye care premiums are not subsidized by the Govt. as in the case of the private sector. The private sector also is covered by disability insurance whereas Postal Workers must seek private disability insurance or use personal leave. I have not read ONE article which correctly outlines Postal Employee benefits… not one!
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Tweet: RepDennisRoss: Clip from today’s spot on the @TheWillisReport on Fox Business on Postal solvency, bailouts, and labor