US Post Office

English: U.S. Post Office - Los Angeles Termin...

English: U.S. Post Office – Los Angeles Terminal Annex (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Neither rain, nor snow
Nor gloom of night
Will stay these carriers
From the swift completion
Of their rounds.
Only the US Congress
Has the power to destroy
USPS with their power
Of the purse.
The power to tax
Is the power to destroy.
Congress wants to destroy unions.
USPS bears the union label.
USPS beware Congress
Bearing gifts that destroy.


United States Postal Service

United States Postal Service (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In the next election, not only are we voting to re-elect Barack Obama, we are also voting to save the US Postal Service from destruction by Darrell Issa and his GOP allies. Why do they want to destroy an institution founded by a Founding Father, Benjamin Franklin? They believe that privatization will do the job better and cheaper, or so they claim. I believe the real reason is that they hate the postal union, and they believe most postal employees vote Democratic. However, taking jobs away from postal employees is not going to change how they vote.

Congress created the postal crisis by legislating that the USPS must fund future retiree health care benefits to a much greater extent than other government entities or private enterprise is required to do. The crisis at the Postal Service can be resolved at a stroke if the law mandating retirement funding is modified or reversed. If you want to keep the Postal Service as it exists today, you will vote to take back the Congress from the GOP.

Mitt’s cabinet

Cover of "Team of Rivals: The Political G...

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Inspired by Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin, I decided to post a list of suggested cabinet members for a Romney administration if elected.

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice

Secretary of Agriculture Michele Bachmann

Secretary of Defense Herman Cain

Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ron Paul

Secretary of Education Rick Perry

Secretary of HEW Rick Santorum

Press Secretary Newt Gingrich

Secretary of the Treasury Jamie Dimon

Budget Director Paul Ryan

Attorney General Darrell Issa