GOP Members of Congress Write to Boehner, Pelosi On Postal Reform, Issa-Ross Responds

Washington, DC – Today Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) released the following statement after he and sixteen Members of Congress sent a letter to Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi regarding the Postal Service targeting rural postal facilities as a means of addressing its massive budget shortfall:

“There is no question the Postal Service must take decisive action to remain solvent, but it should not do so by arbitrarily cutting rural mail service. Closing rural facilities, for instance, will greatly disrupt service for millions of Americans while achieving only a minimal amount of budgetary savings. As Congress works to produce legislation before the moratorium ends on May 15th, it is vital any proposal preserves universal service while fixing the Postal Service’s bottom line.”

The U.S. Postal Service faces a $238 billion shortfall over the next decade. According to the Postal Regulatory Commission, closing all 10,000 small and rural post offices would save only seven-tenths of one percent of the Postal Service’s operating budget.

The letter, led by Congressional Rural Caucus co-chairman Rep. Adrian Smith (NE-03), was signed by Reps. Denny Rehberg (MT-AL), Cynthia Lummis (WY-AL), Rick Berg (ND-AL), Mark Amodei (NV-02), Rick Crawford (AR-01), David McKinley (WV-01), Renee Ellmers (NC-01), Sam Graves (MO-06), Reid Ribble (WI-08), Alan Nunnelee (MS-01), Steve Pearce (NM-02), Francisco Canseco (TX-23), Cory Gardner (CO-04), Don Young (AK-AL), Kristi Noem (SD-AL), and Tim Huelskamp (KS-01).

GOP Members of Congress Write to Boehner, Pelosi On Postal Reform

Here is the letter written to Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi by Darrell Issa and Dennis Ross’s response:
Issa-Ross Letter To Boehner and Pelosi on Postal Reform

13 thoughts on “GOP Members of Congress Write to Boehner, Pelosi On Postal Reform, Issa-Ross Responds

  1. Issa was supported once upon a recent time by both APWU & NALC. He’s not the only one that will turn on his union buddies, just wait and see. And yes, I am proud to be a scab who takes home more money than all you dues paying lemmings. HaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHa all the way to the bank.

  2. Issa is the beast who will usher in the demise of the postal sevice to advance his vile agenda. Follow him and you will find yourself in hell!

  3. Obama threatens veto on first spending bill… Oh not good Assa Issa not good

  4. Courtney? Are you Issa or Ross? The USPS is not losing 25 million a day. You are repeating everything Issa says. Idiot!!

  5. Thank you. It’s all about Corporations (we’re people too). We will continue to skip out on taxes, send jobs overseas, and generally f**k over the average person.

  6. These guys just want to switch the USPS business to the private companies that they owned stocks in, they don’t want to deal with the problem which actually caused by congress itself to the Post Office. It is all about greed. No Service for the American people in thought. They just want to screw up even further.

  7. Support ISSA and right wings to privatize postal system, only privatization can save post office, get rid off those management corruption.

  8. While you and I are worrying about whether we’ll retire or whether the APWU will be able to save our jobs, the following might interest you about something you have paid for with your union dues that you will be unable to enjoy like our union officers do:

    APWU Officers Qualified Retirement Plan is a 401k plan which has $55,398,175 net assets as of end of year, which is drastically more than the average for all Company 401k Plans. The plan has been in effect since 7/1/1971, and is a Multiple-Employer.

    The APWU Officers Qualified Retirement Plan’s 401k plan has 119 active participants , which is slightly more than the average for all Company 401k Plans. The APWU Officers Qualified Retirement Plan 401k plan has 102 retired or separated participants receiving benefits, which is drastically more than the average for all Company 401k Plans.

    So contact APWU today for a piece of their pie! You stewards should also contact them! Wonder why nothing is posted bout this on You didn’t know about this? You should ask bout it at the next union meeting. You should ask…and keep paying dem dues bruthas n sistas sos we can continue raking in the dough.

  9. This is just a ploy for ISSA 2309 bill to try to get passed! He cares nothing about the Postal Service solvency or Postal workers jobs, wages or benefits, retirement includded! House f Representatives suppose to be voting oon the S.1789 bill not the 2309! Whenare all you republicans going to start caringabout this country! The postal service need to be sustained for all american needs, not only rural america, but all of americans!

  10. Issa/Ross makes cents. The USPS loosing 25 million dollars a day reveals the present means/methods are a monatary nonneeded waste. The public demand for services and products were in demand in the 20th century. Advances in communication technology in the 21st century has created alternate means of individual and business communicating and conducting business. The 20th century primitive means of purchasing a postage stamp for physical delivery in a 2-3 time frame is past history. Communication in the 21st century is instant messaging via the internet, smart phones, tablets, I PODS, and new APPS are continually becomming available. Business reward customers to go paperless; use online to order,ay bills and conduct business that eliminates the use of paper.
    The USPS waste money by operating community neighborhood post offices that are comparable to the old general store before malls became the rimary means to sho. Postmasters at these small neighborhood offices make outrageous salaries$63000.-$72000. for selling ostage stamps and boxing mail and many do not have delivery or maybe 2-3 rural routes and are within 5-6 miles of each other.
    Changing demograhics has changed small office needs as many are located as suburbs of a town or city that have level 20+ officies.
    6 day physical street delivery is a wasted expense as First class volume has decreased will continue to decrease and result in decreased revenue resulting in massive monatary losses as is present 25 million daily loss. Social security and treasury checks must be direct deposit by March 2013. Blood sucking oliticans that want to maintain the present system should push to have USPS subsidized as it was prior to 1972. These parasites would be voted out of office as the postal issue is more political than the American public has concern. Every town should have a post office but not 2-3 within a 5-6 mile radius as was necessary in 1950.
    Headquarters staph, areas, districts and local areas must be restructured.
    Board of governors should be replaced by a board of directors with a business background in order to understand a balance sheet, debt/equity ratio, free cash flow, economics of supply and demand and hold PMG accountable to shareholders/american taxpayors who own the service.
    Politicans are playing post office; they evidently do not have any knowledge on reducing USPS monatary losses or maybe they are dealing with China on getting loans to maintain postal operations as they presently exist.

  11. The primary cause of the USPS debt is the famous 2006 PAEA. If our unfunded liability is for current employees, what about FUTURE employees? Isn’t that what is was for? What about the US Navy? How about the US Treasury. Are these two idiots making up lies on a daily basis? Idiots!!

  12. Issa will not allow any reasonable postal bill to pass the house. He is intent on running for president in 2016. The postal bill will be used by Issa to promote himself and the extreme riight wing agenda. The only way it passes is to make current and future government employees give up huge concessions on retirement,leave, and healthcare.California wake up and get rid of the Nazi.

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