this doesn’t get enough conversation. i want to talk about the republican mission, and that’s exactly what it is, to take down the post office. congressman darrell issa, congressman of the house oversight committee, is leading the charge. he says he’s trying to save the post office, but in reality, he is pushing a bill to absolutely destroy it. this is just the beginning. if darrell issa has his way, with more than 3,000 post office branches will be shut down across the country, most of them in rural communities where they need the service. and 200,000 post office jobs would be lost. yeah, they kind of like that too. and there really is no reason for any of this. republicans will tell you that the postal service is just in huge trouble because they’re losing money. about $20 billion over five years. but here’s the thing that they’re not telling you. the reason the post office is losing money is because of a 2006 law passed in the lame duck session of a republican congress. what the heck is this all about? this is what pays for the post office operations, right here. it’s these things called stamps. they still work in america, i use them damned near every day. here’s why republicans want to kill the post office. they want to privatize everything they can get their hands on. they want to privatize the postal service so their corporate boys down the street here can make more money. they want to destroy union infrastructure. they hate unions any way, shape, or form. because it’s a dues thing. and they want to destroy a voting bloc.