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[quote:RoXY:MV8xNTc4NDI2XzI4ODE1NjM1Xzg2RTA1MUQ5] [b]Wrecking America's Postal Service[/b] by Stephen Lendman December 28, 2011 At a time of open-checkbook military spending, multiple imperial wars, Wall Street bailouts, handouts to other corporate favorites, transferring unprecedented wealth to America's rich, and preserving their tax cuts and other benefits for more, austerity is impoverishing millions, destroying their futures, and wrecking America's Postal Service (USPS). The 1970 Postal Reorganization Act (PRA) made the Postal Service self-sustaining. It was exempted from the general budget, funding laws, and executive branch control. It's run as an independent federal agency on its own. During the 1970s and 1980s, by administrative decision, it was at times included and excluded from executive budgetary consideration, depending on whether surpluses or deficits occurred. In the 1989 Omnibus Reconciliation Act, it was put permanently off-budget. Congress made it independently self-financing. Since then (with no federal funding), it shared off-budget status with the Social Security Trust Fund, supplemental military allocations, and black Pentagon and intelligence ones. In early December, USPS announced closure of over half its mail processing centers, 28,000 job cuts, and ending overnight first-class mail delivery. Beginning in March, cuts will take effect. Standards in place for over 40 years will end. First-class mail will take two or three days, not one. Second class for newspapers and magazines, third class bulk mail, and fourth class will take much longer. Pensioners dependent on benefit checks to pay bills, anyone buying drugs and other essentials by mail, and businesses needing prompt delivery to operate effectively will be impacted. [b]CONTINUE: http://globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=28378[/b] [b](RoXY's comment):[/b] In the past 4 years they've closed 80% of the post-offices in Amsterdam... Than they started to lay-off the regular post(wo)men and replaced them by (cheap) part-timers... In the past 10 years I found 2 - maybe 3 letters in my box that were meant for my next door neighbour. Since those cheap parttimers took over, it's an absolute mess. Some days half the neighborhood is reposting letters that are meant for people who sometimes live two streets away. Want to complain? Than you need to take a day off, 'cos the lines are too busy - with other people who also want to complain about the delivery non-service. There might be light at the end of the tunnel though, 'cos someone - a sollicitor - started a court case about a bill he didn't pay 'cos he never got it, and had to pay almost double 'cos of that. In the past those cases - if any - were dismissed, but this time the judge charged the postal delivery company, to pay for the deficit. That's great news for anybody who doesn't pay a bill in time, 'cos (s)he can now officially blame the delivery service, claiming he never received a bill in the first place... :headbang: [/quote]
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