Even with other problems, such as Ukraine, impacting America today, I urge you to vote in favor of thee U.S. Postal Service Reform Act.
In light of the 75-year advanced payment for U.S. Postal Service health benefits, estimates are that it costs the taxpayers some $27B. This is outrageous and needs to stop.
Also in light of this fact, ultimately this bill would remove such an investment and save the USPS an estimated $22.6B over 10 years.
This bill would also “well serve the USPS fundamental mission, by requiring it to continue delivering mail and packages six days a week.” For a consumer, I much prefer having a private mailbox than to force us to move to an Amazon confiugations of delivery to our personal home garage and such delivery people to have a remote key to our garage, as demonstrated in Amazon commercials. Some people don’t have garages and those of us who do do not want our privacy by way of waling to a mailbox to receive mail replaced by some companies access to our garage.
Our government keeps it private because it does answer to American citizens, as you, Representative Reed, need to answer to your constituents like me. How can we expect to trust big business to do the same thing? Who represents us on the Amazon or UPS or Fedex or Emory boards? Sleeping Ronnie in the the Cabinet was stupid in saying, “government is the problem.” It may be difficult for constituents NOW to speak out, but it’s better than the prospect of losing that means of doing so, as it is in Putin’s Russia which Republicans wish to impose such fascism upon us all. Thus with Sleeping Ronnie i the Cabinet and his deregulation and privatization since that time, we the people are losing out.
With this being said, the current Postal Regulatory Commission has regular “reporting requirements” for matters such as setting rates and other issues pertinent to the American public.
Again. I urge you to pass the USPS postal reform bill and stop the crap from Trump fascists in the Republican (to which I once belonged to the Republican Party) leadership who work to destroy, not reform. Thus, we can assure the long-term survival of the U.S. Postal Service.
At the same time, since only 25% of U.S. Postal Service employees join the benefits package paid by taxpayers, perhaps you should REFORM, not DESTROY Medicare, really lousy system implemented by Bush and the Republicans and one of the reasons I left the party. This system is set up with tiers, donut holes and “pre-existing” conditions in privatized Medicare supplement plans.
What I am discussing is health conditions covered AND PAID FOR WITH PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE, while employed, but going into retirement, we suddenly have to pay through the nose with six-months of premiums and risk not getting such conditions covered during the six-month period.
Put in place a single-payer user-financed universal healthcare plan with teeth to protect that money for healthcare of the individual based on a LONG-TERM investment and DIVIDENDS gained by such a capitalist notion.
Please don’t just reform Medicare by giving handouts to those of us who are senior citizens. Such handouts are typically figured on income and revenue stream, not the profit margin in a single family budget. Imagine giving out corporate welfare based on income and revenue stream, not profits. What is good for big business is good for we the people, is it not? After all, Citizens United identifies that corporate entities are like a human entity, does it not?
This is addressing the stupidity of Mr. AWOL George Bush who proclaimed that “what is good for business is good for America.” This statement also turned me off to the Republican Party so I sought something else in this democracy. What I say about big business and Mr. AWOL Bush defending it, speaks to big tobacco which Democratic Party Governor Lawton Chiles (Florida) and former U.S. Senator, worked to bring down due to the deaths to many people and society having to pay for such healthcare. But this statement also supports American drug lords and the lousy lawyers who defend them who don’t want to legalize what are called “illicit” drugs because they know it would not be “good for their business.” So, therefore, they have money to persuade lousy Baptists and other puritanical evangelicals to continue prohibition of those drugs which are now illicit, rather than the lower-cost alternative for society of working for rehab. Examples of the crap of Mr. AWOL Bush in his statement about business.
Side Note: Single-payer universal healthcare
On the topic of single-payer healthcare for all Americans, are you aware of the comparison of costs to the Canadian system, or do you cling to the lousy stupid attitudes of a fascist Republican leadership which bows down in reverence to the puritanical crap of America, and think it’s all about socialism. I just explained how there are matters involved in this question which are about capitalist long-term investments with dividends. Instead, the fascist Republican leadership also bows down to the likes of big insurance which does not want to maintain long-term benefits with dividends because it eats at the pockets of the big CEOs at the top, not the profit margins.
Read about 19th-Century Massachusetts Insurance Commissioner who found that money paid in premiums for whole-life life policies was being fragrantly spent by the CEOs of big insurance. Then at death, families of people holding such policies were told there was no money. Read all about it, in a book written by historian and professor, Dr. Daniel J. Boorstin. Dr. Boorstin was appointed to and served as Librarian of Congress. It was one of the better things that Sleepy Ronnie in the Cabinet did back in the 1980s, back at the time I was a registered Republican.