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Is the postal crisis real or man-made? The post office would have made over $400,000 in 2012 but for a death-stroke bill passed in December 2006 mandating that within 10 years the post office had to pony up 75 years in advance all the health-care benefits of all the postal retirees. This burden costs the post office over $5 billion a year.
That kind of burden would kill any department, especially when it is regulated by a postal regulatory commission.
The post office had, before 2006, been paying the former expense on a year-to-year expense payment. Now the rules were changed by “the postal accountability and enhancement act 2006.”
A politician that I contacted about the severity of this law didn’t mention that law but tried to give the impression that the problem was that the post office had a mismanagement problem. So if there was severe mismanagement problems, why did the outgoing postmaster general receive a $5.5 million bonus in December 2010?
Local newspapers had better wake up before the post office keeps on closing sorting stations and offices. The papers will become history papers.
Just a few words about my friend and co-worker at the hospital for about 20 years, Alex Chambers. He was a good man and worker. Her worked in maintenance where I worked in housekeeping. We all worked together for the hospital. There were days when I didn’t have money to buy my dinner, so Alex would buy me dinner. Thank you, Alex. Hey! Alex put your tools away and rest in peace. There wasn’t a day you didn’t see Alex working on something – pipes, machines, changing light bulbs. Goodbye Alex and “RIP.” Thanks for the rides home.
Student wants help
Hello! My name is Rebekah L. and I am a fifth-grade student at Harlan Intermediate School in Harlan, Iowa. My class is studying geography and the history of the United States. I was so lucky to draw your state – Kentucky. If you could, send me any pictures, a book and any other information about your state. My teacher, Mrs. Newlin, would like a car license plate for a school project, if possible. I really appreciate your time. Thank you.
Mrs. Newlin’s S.S. Class
1401 19th Street,
Harlan, Iowa 51537