Friday, March 22, 2013


Did you know that outside of the Presidency, Congress, and the Supreme Court the ONLY mandated government entity in the Constitution is the Postal Service (I may be wrong, how should I know all the Constitution, I'm just a lawyer?)?

Well, that's what makes the Republicans (the same clowns who think you should be assigned a .38 with your birth certificate [short form only] efforts to kill the Postal Service even more galling.

Part of this effort was the mandate the Postal Service report its pension and medical benefit obligations in a way no business would, turning the service into an apparent huge money loser -- to the point the USPS wishes to cancel Saturday mail delivery.

Thereby making you get yet another lesser government benefit by gaming the system.

Well about that.

The U.S. Postal Service must deliver the mail six days a week, said Congress' watchdog arm in a Thursday legal opinion.

The legal opinion from the nonpartisan agency throws new questions on the Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe's plans to stop delivering first-class mail, but keep delivering packages and express mail on Saturdays. 

The U.S. Government Accountability Office stopped short of saying the U.S. Postal Service's August plan to end most Saturday mail service violates current law.
The U.S. Postal Service says it's not ending six-day delivery, only changing it, since it'll still deliver packages on Saturdays. 

However, GAO's report could make it easier to file a lawsuit to stop the U.S. Postal Service, if it decides to continue with service cuts as previously announced.


Katy Anders said...

I forgot it was in the Constitution!

What would be the bare minimum post office permitted by the Constitution?

This could get fun.

Anonymous said...

I'm guessing bare minimum would be some sort of private contractor who'd eventually charge more-for-less than the present system...but would be deemed too-big-to-fail thanks to cozy relations with K Street lobbyists and Rethuglican representatives.

In other words, pretty much standard wingnut operating procedures.

pansypoo said...

why are we not repealing the bullshit. hell, raise the stamps to an even 50¢ and get a cushion. the USPS is the cheapest, but republicans want to privatize everything.

Anonymous said...

Raising an army is mentioned also in the Constitution. But only for a maximum of 2 years at a time.

Wingnut Constitutional Expert said...

Yeah, well, okay, true the Constitution does mention a "post office"... but just like the "well regulated militia", and "habeas corpus"... that's only because the Founding Fathers were KIDDING!!!!!!

They were conservatives, and naturally they had a great sense of humour.

Get over it, libs!

The Constitution means whatever we say it means!