News That Will Drive You To Drink

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Break-out the champagne:

Senators reach bipartisan deal to overhaul USPS finances, tighten accountability requirements

A bipartisan group of senators is expected to introduce legislation Wednesday to lift significant financial burdens off the ailing U.S. Postal Service while tightening accountability requirements for mail delivery, a major stride for an agency that has tussled with its balance sheet and reputation for the better part of a year.

The bill, identical to a version that has advanced in the House, would repeal $5 billion a year in mandatory retiree health-care expenses and require future postal retirees to enroll in Medicare. Advocates say the measures would save the agency $30 billion over the next decade.

The bill would also see the Postal Service develop a public online mail delivery performance dashboard where customers could view the agency’s on-time delivery metrics by Zip code each week.

We still need to get Postmaster General and major saboteur Louis DeJoyout of there, but this is a start.

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4 Responses to News That Will Drive You To Drink

  1. Maybe not having to pay today to cover the retirement of postal employess who haven’t been born yet would be a good thing, too.

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  2. artahzen says:

    It will be De Joy of the day when that bastard is shown the door, given the bum’s rush, 86’d, and dropped off the fire escape without full military honors.


  3. Bruce388 says:

    Let’s see if the Goopers will vote for this much-needed legislation. Those campaign contributions from UPS and FedEx are mighty sweet.


    • MDavis says:

      FedEx routinely finds the houses down the road when “delivering” to us. We won’t use them if we can avoid.
      – Our house number is visible from the road, so …


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