The most insane law by Congress, ever?
Informative pieces in The Roanoke Times, The Pennsylvania Gazette.
July 9, 2014—UPDATED July 14—Roanoke Times columnist Dan Casey wrote a lengthy piece describing how pre-funding is the real reason behind the Postal Service’s financial situation and encouraged readers to urge their representatives in Congress to fix the problem.
An editorial in Portland, OR’s Oregonian says that the Postal Service’s partnership with Amazon is good business. It also noted the impact pre-funding has had on USPS’ bottom line.
An editorial in Waynesboro, VA’s News Virginian says that the Postal Service can’t cut its way to solvency. Rather, Congress needs to fix pre-funding, instead.
An op-ed by South Dakota Newspaper Association General Manager David Bordewyk in the Rapid City Journal also calls on Congress and the Postal Service to work to fix pre-funding.
An op-ed in Federal Times by National Association of Postal Supervisors Executive Vice President Jay Killackey blames pre-funding for the reason behind “the postal blues.”
An article in Government Executive reported on how Rep. Darrell Issa’s (R-CA) campaign to end Saturday mail delivery met with another failure.
In an article for The Pennsylvania Gazette, blogger and postal fan Evan Kalish wrote about the importance of post offices and the Postal Service, noting the unfair burden pre-funding has placed on an agency with roots in the U.S. Constitution.
In the July issue of NARFE, the magazine for the National Association of Retired Federal Employees, writer Susan Milligan analyzed the origins of the Postal Service’s pre-funding requirement.
Athens, OH postmaster Joanna Burdette recently held a ceremony to present an American flag that had flown in Afghanistan to 2012 Special Carrier Alert Hero Charlie Rose, a member of Athens Branch 997.