Tell Congress: Save America's Postal Service
  • Petitioned U.S. House of Representatives

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U.S. House of Representatives
California-49
Rep. Darrell Issa

Tell Congress: Save America's Postal Service

    1. Petition by

      David Vondrasek

      W St Paul, MN

Support H.R. 1351

H.R. 1351 -   United States Postal Service Pension Obligation Recalculation and Restoration Act of 2011 prevents the financial collapse of the USPS without reducing mail delivery, closing thousands of post offices, eliminating hundreds of mail processing facilities, firing 120,000 workers or ending collective-bargaining rights.

It would allow the Postal Service to apply billions of dollars in pension overpayments to the 2006 congressional mandate that requires the Postal Service to pre-fund the healthcare benefits of not only current employees, but  also of employees who have not yet been hired.

THis mandate was included as part of 2006 postal reform law and requires the USPS to pre-fund all future retiree health benefits.

No other federal agency or private enterprise is forced to pre-fund similar benefits, which forces the USPS to pre-fund a 75-year liability in 10 years – at a cost of $5.5 billion annually.

 

This Postal Service only mandate accounts for 100 percent of the Postal Service’s $20 billion in losses over the past four years and 100 percent of the rise in the Postal Service's debt in recent years.

 

Without this unrealistic and unfair mandate, the USPS would have shown a net surplus (profit) of $611 million over the past four fiscal years.

The U.S. Postal Service and its employees don’t want a taxpayer bailout. The U.S. Postal Service has not received any taxpayer funds in nearly 30 years.

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      • about 3 years ago

      Created at the inception of our country, the postal service is vital to life in the United States. It would be a strike against our democracy if the postal service was destroyed as the legislation of 2006 intended to do.

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    • Daniel Cortez HAPPY VALLEY, OR
      • about 3 years ago

      Universal Mail service to the American People is mandated by the Constitution! HR 1351 preserves this institution WITHOUT a tax payer bailout - WITHOUT laying off more American workers - WITHOUT reducing delivery standards!

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    • Mac and Marilynn Reeves GOVERNMENT ISSUES, TX
      • about 3 years ago

      This is more about Union busting and cheap labor than anything else. The real workers are not paid huge salaries and certainly not bonues like upper management. Doing away with pre-funding would solve the problem or we could ask that all other agencies have to do the same. If you think postage is high now just wait till the USPS is shut down or sold off. We need alot more Indians and few Cheif's to service our customers like they deserve. This is not what the Founding Father's intent was when USPS was founded.

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    • PJ Adler DARIEN, CT
      • about 3 years ago

      The bill that insisted that the Postal Service pay billions of dollars was insane and must be changed. Do not close office, do not stop Saturday delivery. We want the U.S. Postal Service to remain the most universally used service to all Americans to be supported and preserved!

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    • Harold Highland WESTERVILLE, OH
      • about 3 years ago

      We don't need more people out of work.

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