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Upcoming post office meetings

Friday, October 19, 2012

A series of meetings will be conducted throughout area towns over the next 10 days to discuss proposed hour reductions. Area meetings, in chronological order, are as follows:

12 p.m.Monday, Oct. 22Everly
12 p.m.Tuesday, Oct. 23Fostoria
1:30 p.m.Tuesday, Oct. 23Dickens
3 p.m.Tuesday, Oct. 23Ruthven
5 p.m.Tuesday, Oct. 23Rembrandt
6:15 p.m.Tuesday, Oct. 23Sioux Rapids
4 p.m.Wednesday, Oct. 24Webb
5:30 p.m.Wednesday, Oct. 24Gillett Grove
4 p.m.Monday, Oct. 29Peterson
6 p.m.Monday, Oct. 29Royal

*All dates and times are subject to change.

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So why did congress give the USPS a poison pill, to require 100% pension funding for the next 75 years for employees not yet even born, and not one other single agency has to? Without the poison pill, the USPS if profitable. And it is self funded.

Privatizing the gov't will get you an oligarchy and make a very few people, very, very rich at the expense of the citizenry & real taxpayers.

Mailing a letter to Barrow, AK in the Artic or to the bottom of the Grand Canyon will be prohibitive, but the USPS does it for $0.45.

-- Posted by helped_myself on Fri, Oct 19, 2012, at 9:26 AM

How right you are, "helped_myself"! Because a panel of four congressmen (2 dems, and 2 reps) took it upon themselves to pass this ridiculous bill, the U S Postal Service must prefund their retirees health benefits pensions for 75 years! NO other business (government or private), has ever been required to do this.

For all the "good" and "bad" the postal service stands for & goes through, remember this: they deliver the mail to nearly every single address, everyday, and through every kind of adversity.

Save our post offices folks, write letters to your congressmen and senators!

-- Posted by What if ? on Sat, Oct 20, 2012, at 12:18 AM

Are you kidding me?

Private businesses with pension plans are required to do the same thing. You are acting like they have to fund the next 75 years.

It's called the present value of future obligations. If you are going to promise someone money in the future you better set aside enough that with interest/dividends/cap gains/etc. it will grow to what is owed.

The reason this is done is so that people aren't promised a pension and then when they get to retirement it isn't there.

This isn't some new concept never before known to man that is being sprung upon the post office. It is what happens when you offer a pension plan.

-- Posted by financeman on Mon, Oct 22, 2012, at 4:44 PM

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